30 Apr '15, 5pm

Even hipsters employ an average of 27 slaves a day

Even the most conscious try-hards among us have a hard time avoiding forced labor in our daily transactions. In fact, the average “hipster” can employ up to 27 slaves each day, according to Made in a Free World , a San Francisco–based nonprofit that works to mitigate the business of human exploitation. The group arrived at the number by examining purchases typically associated with members of the trendy-millennial subculture, say, flannel shirts, skinny jeans, or chukka boots. Actual figures will vary from individual to individual, of course, but Made in a Free World says the estimate serves to illustrate the myriad ways savvy consumers can support unethical business practices, however inadvertently.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/even-hipsters-employ-an-average-...

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