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The new website and mobile app Slavery Footprint begs the question, how many slaves do you have working for you? For most socially conscious members of society, this question is met with the determined response of none. Well, Slavery Footprint is here to set you straight, because the average first world consumer has approximately 30 slaves working for them at any given moment.
Attempting to raise the continuing issue of forced labor both here and abroad, Slavery Footprint provides visitors with a questionnaire to help the site determine just how many people are forced to work in shocking conditions just to create those fancy kicks on your feet. After your mind is blown by the site’s response and your conscious starts to gnaw away at you, you are presented with a means to help. The website requests that aid in putting a stop to slavery by sending a letter to your favorite retail outlets demanding they produce a third-party audit of their supply chain. The site even goes so far as to supply pre-drafted letters to many popular clothing, electronics and cosmetics companies.
Slavery is a pressing problem that many believed was alleviated long ago. Unfortunately this is not the case, but thankfully with the help of organizations like Slavery Footprint, forced servitude can truly become a thing of the past.