Sunday, 9 March 2008

Slave Labour

While I am all for employing my sons artistic skills around the house - and heck, I also encourage him to vaccuum, sweep and mop (which he undertakes with great gusto), I am not an advocate for child slave labour.

People trafficking is a very real deal. Just this week I heard on the news that women were being flown out of Korea into our very own country to be put to work as sex workers - some working up to 20 hours a day.

So it's important, where possible, to lend some weight against the big guys to stop the traffik (click here to find out more).

With Easter coming up, it's easy to get sucked into the mass consumerism that takes place.

But this year, try to make a difference by buying Fairtrade Easter eggs.

The difference?

Many people aren't aware that the major chocolate manufacturers will not guarantee that their cocoa has been sourced from child-slave-labour-free farms. Fairtrade has that guarantee.

You can buy Fairtrade Easter eggs through Oxfam shops, or even Coles and Target - just look for the Fairtrade logo.

Plus - visit Oxfam and they have these super cute bowls.. A good Easter alternative and made by women from Thailand.

What could be sweeter than that?

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