There are 13 countries where coffee beans are harvested using slave and/or child labor. Are you awake now?
For you, chocolate might make you think of fond childhood memories. For many others, chocolate will bring back haunting memories of working all day and night, trying to carry giant bags of cacao seeds.
If you ever wondered how a piece of clothing could be so inexpensive, it's probably because they didn't pay the people who made it.
Many electronics factories have prison-like conditions, but the people who work there didn't do anything wrong to get there.
5.) Counterfeit Handbags
If they're willing to lie about their product and steal from the brands they copy, just think about what they'll do to people who don't have teams of lawyers to help them out.
Countries like Liberia, where rubber is sold at a low price, may offer a bargain. However, they do not have much by the way of regulations to ensure the working person's safety.
No, it's not just cheap things that support slave labor.
The shrimp industry is actually one of the biggest supporters of slave labor.
Carpets are produced in five countries that use slave and/or child labor.
10.) Palm Oil
While you may not know what palm oil is, it can be found in many of the cosmetics that you use.
You may not be able to buy it in a store, but those who do purchase cannabis are often unwittingly supporting slave labor.