If you are interested in learning more about modern slavery, forced labor, extreme poverty and sweatshops, as well as Fair trade, Direct trade and other ethical shopping guides, check out the links below which provided great information while doing research for this website.  For a list of links to all the organizations promoted on this website, go to our Shop for a Good Cause page.  To keep up to date on our research and ethical shopping links, follow Change the World by how You Shop on Pinterest

End Slavery Now


The CNN Freedom Project


Not for Sale: Modern-Day Slavery


Watch: Free the Slave's Video Library "Building Awareness" on Modern Day Slavery


Watch: "Slavery: A Global Investigation"


​Grace as Justice Magazine: the fight against human trafficking


Verite


Unexpected: "What is Modern Day Slavery?"


Book: Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales


​Book: Finding Karishma: Modern-Day Slavery and the New Abolitionist Movement By Robert Goff


Book: Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World by Zach Hunter


Book: Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery

by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim


International Justice Mission


A Law of Faith: "But is it REALLY Slavery?"


Associated Press: "Shrimp Peeled by Slaves Tied to Major U.S. Food Outlets"


Independent: "Nestle to Tackle Thailand Slave Labor'


Consumers for Christ


Human Trafficking Search


​World Vision Fact Sheet: "Understand Human Trafficking and Slavery"


Stop the Traffik


Beza Threads: "Global Issue"


​Operation Blessing: Help Stop Human Trafficking


​Euronews: "Mauritania arrests nine anti-slavery activists"


​The Daily Signal: "Number of Victims Rescued From Human Trafficking Almost Doubled in 2016"


​CNBC: "Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders"


For information on CHILD LABOR and TRAFFICKING check out these links:


​United States Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs


World Vision of Australia's "Don't Trade Lives"


World Vision of Australia: "Forced and Child Labour is Everyone's Business"


Free the Children


​BOOK: Free the Children by Craig Kielburger


BOOK: Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Connor Grennan


Destiny Rescue: Rescuing Children


Global March Against Child Labor


Jewelry Labor Alert: Helping End Child Labor in the Jewelry Trade


Keeper of the Home: "An Ethical Response to Child Labor and Chocolate"


Crosswalk's "Are You Supporting Child Slavery with Your Chocolate Addiction?"


Watch: "The Dark Side of Chocolate"


Watch: "BBC: Chocolate The Bitter Truth"


Watch: CNN Freedom Project Chocolate's Child Slaves


"Tulane University Releases Report on Child Labor in West African Cocoa Production"


Confectionery News: "Mars, Nestle and Hershey Face Fresh Cocoa Child Labor Class Action Lawsuits"


Watch:  Good Weave's "Stand With Sanju"


CNN Freedom Project: "Tracking Factory Slaves Across Asia"


Department of Labor: "Child Labor, Health, and Welfare Issues in Asia's Gem & Jewelry Sector"


World Vision Canada: "Who Are You Wearing?"


Mint Press News: "Uzbekistan Still Using Child Slaves to Pick Cotton"


The New York Times: "In Ecuador's Banana Fields, Child Labor is Key to Profits"


The Atlantic: "There's a 1 in 12 Chance Your V-Day Flowers Were Cut by Child Laborers"


CNN Freedom Project: "Child Miners Face Death for Tech"


For information on FORCED LABOR check out these links:


Free2Work


Watch: ​"From Sex Worker to Seamstress: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes"


Chinese Forced Labor Camp Inmate Hides Letter in a Halloween Decoration


Daily Mail: U.S. Impounds PureCircle Stevia under New Forced Labor Law


​For information on SWEATSHOPS check out these links:


​Business Insider Photos: "Step Inside China's Grueling Toy Factories"


​Congressional-Executive Commission on China: "Working Conditions and Factory Auditing in the Chinese Toy Industry"


The Guardian: "The Grim Truth of Chinese Factories Producing the West's Christmas Toys."


CTV News: "Bangladeshi Workers Protest Deadly Factory Conditions"​


Watch: BBC News: "Dhaka Building Collapse: Women Pulled Alive from the Rubble"


​FiveThirtyEight: "Where the U.S. Gets Its Clothing: One Year After the Bangladesh Factory Collapse"


The Guardian Interactive Journey: "The Shirt on your Back: The Human Cost of the Bangladeshi Garment Industry"


NY Times: "Retailers Like H&M and Walmart Fall Short of Pledges to Overseas Workers"


Quartz: “H&M, Gap, and Walmart are accused of widespread worker abuse"


International Labor Rights Forum


DW: "Cambodia's Garment Workers Facing New Problems as Wages Rise"


NBC News: "Secrets, Lies, and Sweatshops"


​The Wall Street Journal: "Garment Brands Support Workers' Push for Higher Wages"


NY Times: "After Suicides, Scrutiny of China's Grim Factories"


Mirror: "X-Box Factory Workers Threaten Suicide"


Watch: "The 2-Euro T-Shirt: A Social Experiment"


BOOK: Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People Who Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman


BOOK: Triangle: The Fire That Changed America ​by David Von Drehle


​Good Electronics: International Network on Human Rights and Sustainability in Electronics


Congressional-Executive Commission on China: "Working Conditions and Worker Rights in China: Recent Developments 2012"


NY Times: "In Chinese Factories, Lost Fingers and Low Pay"


​Watch: "Santa's Workshop - Inside China's Slave Labour Toy Factories"


Clean Clothes Campaign


Green America: Sweatshops


NY Times: "The Price of Nice Nails"


For information on POVERTY, check out these links:


BOOK: Hope Rising: How Christians Can End Extreme Poverty in This Generation by Scott Todd


BOOK: Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works by Stephen C. Smith


BOOK: The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty ​by Peter Singer


Poverty Cure


Samaritan's Purse


Compassion


​World Vision


Mennonite Central Committee


For more information on FAIR TRADE check out these links:


Fair Trade Federation


Equal Exchange


Fair for Life


Rainforest Alliance


Fair Trade USA


Fairtrade International


World Fair Trade Organization


​The Good Trade: "Conscious Living 101: What's in a Label?"


Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade: What is Fair Trade?


Fair for All Guide: "Why Fair Trade? No Forced or Child Labor"


To read about the controversy surrounding FAIR TRADE COFFEE check out these links:


"Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda" (Click here for a Response)


The Nation: "The Brawl Over Fair Trade Coffee"


The New York Times: "A Question of Fairness"


(Click here for Equal Exchange's response to the above links)


Standford: "The Problem With Fair Trade Coffee" (Click here for a Rebuttal Link)

Victor Claar: "Is Fair Trade Worth Its Cost?" 


For information on DIRECT TRADE check out these links:


Ethical Coffee: "What is Direct Trade Coffee?"


​Huffington Post: "Straight Talk on Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade According to Brazilian Coffee Farmers"


The Guardian: "Going Beyond Fair Trade: The Benefits and Challenges of Direct Trade"


​For more ETHICAL SHOPPING GUIDES check out these links:


The Art of Simple: "Ethical Shopping Guide"


The Root Collective: "The Ethical List E-book" (sign up to receive link)


The Root Collective E-book: "Your Ethical Journal: 7-Steps to Changing Lives With Your Purchases"


Unexpected.org: Slave-Free Christmas Shopping Guides


Busy Mommy: 150+ Social Good Companies with Fair Trade, Buy-One-Give-One​ Products or Who Donate a Portion of the Proceeds


 Root Collective Pinterest Boards (Loads of ethical shopping pins by category!)


Shop With Meaning: Online Ethical Shopping Guide


​The Global Artisan (Blog featuring non-profits which "help artisans sell​ their handmade products online")


​Style Wise: Ethical Fashion & Living Shopping Directory


Freestate: Shop Well Be Well Ethical Shopping Lists


​The Good Trade's Ethical Shopping Guides


Still Being Molly: Fair Trade, Ethically Made, Made in the USA Clothing, Fashion, & Product Directory


Global Dream Collective Guide to Conscious Companies


Evan Brooke: Socially and Environmentally Responsible Brands


Done Good: A free, downloadable browser extension which helps you shop responsibly online


Sign up for "I am Free", a weekly blog from The Nomi Network featuring exploitation-free products


Etsy (As a Certified B Corporation, check out their Ethical Expectations for Sellers.)


Micah Challenge USA: Ethical Shopping Guide​


RePURPOSE: Ethical Fashion Shopping Guide


The Note Passer: Ethical Fashion Guide


​Rain for Change: Brands to Love


Ethos Collection: Online Shop for Ethical Clothing and Accessories


Thread Book: Trust Who Made Your Clothes


Eco Fashion World: Eco Fashion Guide


​Bien Faire: Ethical Clothing and Shoes Brand List


Good Guide: Health, Environment & Social Impact Ratings on Over 250,000 Products


Fair Trade Federation Guide to Member Businesses


Busy Mommy: Top Five Kids Gifts that Give Back


​Amani Ya Juu's Pinterest Boards on Fair Trade


Life+Style+Justice: Online Guide to Ethical Shopping


​Trend Hunter: 100 Ethical Fair Trade Products


​Oreeko: Connecting you with Organic, Green, Eco & Ethical Businesses Worldwide


Global Steward's Directory of Online Fair Trade Shops


Ecouterre: Online Guide for "Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Beauty and Ethical Apparel"


​Ecoripples: Eco-Friendly and Socially Responsible Products


Made in a Free World


​Fair Labor Association: Participating Companies


B Certified Corporations


Green America's Guide to Fair Trade Retailers


Fair for All Guide: Resources - Ethical Lifestyle Blogs and Shopping Guides


Slave Free Chocolate: "Ethical Chocolate Companies"


Assessing Atrocity: "The High Cost of Cheap Labor: How to Buy Clothing Without Supporting Slave Labor"


​Raven + Lilly's "Ethical Home Decor: Where to Shop"


​Busy Mommy: Ethical Ingredients that are Environmentally and Socially Responsible


The Good Trade: "​35 Fair Trade and Ethical Clothing Brands that are Betting Against Fast Fashion"


​Fair Trade Resource Network: "Identifying Fair Trade Products"


Wildly Co. : Ethically Made in the U.S.A. Kids' Clothing


​Bella Luna (They specialize in natural, sustainable, ethically-made toys)


​Adornabelle's Holiday Fair Trade Gift Inspiration Guide


Food Empowerment Project's Chocolate List


Green America's Chocolate Scorecard


Etisphere's 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies® Honorees


Free2Work's 2016 Ratings on Major Electronics Brands


​Free2Work's 2015 Ratings on Major Apparel Brands


Free2Work's 2014 Ratings on Major Coffee Brands


Follow the Things: Another Kind of Shopping

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