If you would like to learn more about the research that went into this site, click on the links below to find the story behind many of the products we buy.  Also find links to yet more ethical shopping guides!

End Slavery Now

The CNN Freedom Project

Not for Sale: Modern-Day Slavery

Antislavery.org: Reports and Resources on Modern Slavery

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

Watch: "Slavery: A Global Investigation"

​Who They Are: Stories of Modern Day Abolitionists

​Grace as Justice Magazine: the fight against human trafficking


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

Behind the Bling: Forced and Child Labor in the Global Jewelery Industry

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

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:


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


​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"

​For more ETHICAL SHOPPING GUIDES check out these links:

Change the World by How You Shop's Pinterest Board of Ethical Shopping Guides

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

Baptist World Aid's 2016 Ratings on Major Electronics Brands

​Baptist World Aid's 2017 Ratings on Major Apparel Brands

Follow the Things: Another Kind of Shopping


For information on MODERN SLAVERY check out these links:



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