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IT IS REAL, but you can help.
168 million child labourers in the world (as at 2013)
Child labour is present in just about every industry in the world (e.g. Bananas, coffee, clothes, mining & sex trade, to name a few)
In February 2016, Obama banned slave-produced imports into the US - read more
WHY IS IT HAPPENING?
Companies are looking for cheaper solutions to production.
In cotton picking, employers prefer to hire children for their small fingers, as to not damage crop.
Children are low-skilled workers without a voice so they are easier to manage.
(Source: The Guardian/UNICEF)
Where is it happening?
It is widespread across the globe.
Present in over 136 industries.
Download a list of countries and industries here.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. BUY FROM ETHICAL* FASHION BRANDS
*The process to produce a garment involves many steps. From growing seedlings, to weaving fabrics to retailing; there are many opportunities to incorporate ethical practice. The brands above use ethical practices at one or more stages of their production process.
2. BUY A MAGAZINE
The Naked Review is based in Brisbane, Australia.
Reading about sustainable and ethical fashion is a great start to understanding what happens behind the scenes of the fashion industry.
3. DONATE TO A CHARITY
UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund, the video on the right gives you a quick intro to what they do.
Destiny Rescue is also a brilliant charity that rescues young girls out of the sex trafficking.
World Vision does great work support children so they don't have to work - often in dangerous conditions.
ABOUT THIS VIDEO
Thank you to the children and Somerset College (Gold Coast, QLD) for allowing us to film.
Videography: Michael Geddes
Director: Edda Hamar
Interview Assistant: Inga Hamar Osborne
Produced by: Undress Runways Inc.