What are we buying? And what does it really cost? A seminar last night was held by ‘One Just World’ to tell us how we can avoid buying products that are created through child exploitation.
It’s a bit full on really to know that by just picking up some groceries or buying some new clothes we could be contributing to the problem of child labour.
And more than that, it’s a little unfair to put that responsibility solely on our shoulders as consumers.
As consumers it’s difficult to know what we’re buying and where it is really coming from.
What about the big companies who are responsible for providing us with these products, created at the cost of a child’s childhood?
Earlier this week we spoke to Noni Hazelhurst about this child labour seminar, but today we were joined by CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, Steve Knapp to hear about how last night’s meeting went and what it means for us.