How Many Slaves Work For You?


That chocolate bar you just ate, the cotton shirt you have on…. what about that iPhone you have? How about that carpet underneath your feet? Seafood, vegetables, nuts, makeup, sport balls, tea, the laptop or phone you are on, everything around you…

Made by slaves? Maybe….

10s of millions of people and children forced to work against there will. Barely paid, crowded and dirty conditions. Suicides are quite common. Does this happen in big reputable brands? Of course it does, just search up Apple and Slavery and you will be surprised.

They are the ones to carry the cocoa beans. They are the ones to pick the cotton. They are the ones that carry all the burden.

The emancipation never… never ever freed the slaves.

Most of us probably and hopefully don’t contribute to prostitution human trafficking, but every day products you and I use? Made by slaves? Yes.

Conditions so terrible in companies that they have to install suicide nets. So terrible that they have to force their employees sign agreements stating that their family members can’t sue them for their suicide. Companies bringing in millions or billions but their workers…… just $2 a day for some? Some companies know, but others aren’t always aware of this modern slavery.

Oh the irony when you and I learn about this slavery on a device that has probably touched the sweat and tears of a soul chained to labor.

Change is hard in the world. Make a difference by educating yourself and others.

How many slaves work for you? Take the survey here. Be sure that you fine tune your answers for the most accurate results (gear/setting button on the left hand side of your screen).

How many slaves work for you? I have 29 of them…. 😦



This is in response to today’s one word prompt, Carry

33 thoughts on “How Many Slaves Work For You?

  1. an awesome post and a new knowledge,I didnt know that its that terrible,our products looks beautiful and we are not thinking about the struggle behind it:)

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  2. That’s so terrible! I never really thought about it in that way. Truly something to thing about. A great post with a new insight. There are so many people who work for us without our knowledge, acknowledgement and appreciation and what do they get? Negligible amount of wages and a forceful life.

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  3. i knew about this, and that is why i look for special products that state slave free…
    but colored people still arent free! c’mon world! lets focus on something worth our time, like HUNGER! m’god!

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  4. Thought provoking post. I have taken the survey and yet to get the results, I will share as soon as I get them. But yeah, everyone need to be aware of this and need to know what steps to take in order to reduce it.

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  5. Hey It’s great to raise awareness of this situation, I often feel guilty buying things due to that reason, the cheaper the product the more likely it was made by a slave, I’m not the richest of people so I have to buy cheap clothes otherwise I don’t get any clothes at all which saddens me because it encourages people to “employ” slaves more often.

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    1. It’s definitely a cruel and unforgiving industry but I totally understand your point about cheaper goods. It’s hard to end this because we all need clothes and food and most of us aren’t near rich.

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  6. Gosh – I took the survey and it is a frightening 45 slaves working for me!! I’m definitely going to look at my labels etc. more carefully in future!! Thanks for highlighting this horrible issue.. x

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  7. I wanted to reblog this, but I can’t remember how to do that. Couple of thoughts:
    It is sad to see these people slaving away in sweatshops for American based companies. Google and Apple are among them. So much for Google’s motto about not doing evil. I saw some pictures today about Google and Apple installing anti-suicide nets at their factories in China. My fiancé said if they have workers attempting to jump out the windows, they should change the work conditions, not just put up nets.

    I am all for buying American made products, to help and support our own economy, their is nothing that we import that could not be grown or made here; we have no need of imports. But I often forget to look at the labels when I go to the store, to see where stuff is made. It is so hard to find American made products anymore, unless you shop online.

    Even if we stop buying products from other countries-which we should–even if we do this, that will not necessarily close down sweat shops–they will still exist. As bad as the conditions are, often, that is the only income people have. The answers are simple in concept, but not so simple when you have to put them in practice.

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    1. I’m sorry for this late reply. I’ve been on a break from blogging.
      Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. The reblog button should be right next to the like button on a computer 🙂
      I totally agree with the simple solution but not so simple enforcement of the solution. I guess it is intertwined with politics too. You and I are truly blessed to not be in those terrible situations. Spreading the word helps make the situation just a little bit better 🙂
      Happy Thanksgiving to you 🙂

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