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Is slave-free more expensive?: The true costs of the products we buy

Is slave-free more expensive?: The true costs of the products we buy Putting the assumption to the test Many consumers assume that slave-free products are too costly and out of their reach, but this is not necessarily the case. Social sustainability does not automatically equate to higher prices, and the reverse is true: a highContinue reading “Is slave-free more expensive?: The true costs of the products we buy”

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Seda Onek, Human Resources Director at slavefreetrade and advocate for women in the workplace

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Seda Onek, Human Resources Director at slavefreetrade and advocate for women in the workplace Seda is an HR leader who has over 12 years of experience leading HR initiatives in the medical device and hospitality industries, in start-up and corporate organizations. She especially enjoys the opportunity to help others, which isContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Seda Onek, Human Resources Director at slavefreetrade and advocate for women in the workplace”

An Interview with Business and Human Rights Expert, Veronica Rubio

An Interview with Business and Human Rights Expert, Veronica Rubio slavefreetrade had the opportunity to virtually sit down with Veronica Rubio, Senior Advisor at Vectra International and a lawyer specialized in international trade and human rights. Rubio has 19 years of experience in promoting sustainable supply chains, social corporate responsibility, and small farmers’ access toContinue reading “An Interview with Business and Human Rights Expert, Veronica Rubio”

Expert Series: Leading Beyond Compliance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act

Expert Series: Leading Beyond Compliance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act About the Author: With over twenty-five years’ leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector including local church leadership, education and training, humanitarian work, and social entrepreneurship, both in Australia and overseas, Stephen brings an engaging and refreshing perspective in addressing modern slavery. Known for hisContinue reading “Expert Series: Leading Beyond Compliance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act”

An interview with sustainable fashion and lifestyle advocate, Besma Whayeb of Curiously Conscious

An interview with sustainable fashion and lifestyle advocate, Besma Whayeb of Curiously Conscious  Through her popular sustainable fashion and lifestyle blog, Curiously Conscious, Besma Whayeb is guiding shoppers to find their own sense of style while being conscious of one’s impact on society and the environment. This inspirational influencer also founded Ethical Influencers, a communityContinue reading “An interview with sustainable fashion and lifestyle advocate, Besma Whayeb of Curiously Conscious”

Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?

Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence? About the Author: Veronica Rubio is a lawyer specialized in international trade and human rights, with a master’s degree in Bioethics. For the last 19 years she has worked promoting sustainable supply chains, social corporate responsibility andContinue reading “Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?”

Faces of slavefreetrade

Faces of slavefreetrade Meet slavefreetrade’s Youth Ambassador and Advisory Board Member, Evie Reza.   Evie Reza is a 15-year old Youth Ambassador and a member of the advisory board at slavefreetrade. She joins slavefreetrade under a partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation (RFK), where she is presently serving as Youth Ambassador as well.Continue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade”

Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Understanding the Risk Factors of Modern Slavery

Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Understanding the Risk Factors of Modern Slavery “I had not then learned the measure of “man’s inhumanity to man,” nor to what limitless extent of wickedness he will go for the love of gain” _ Twelve Years a Slave. Written in 1853, in his memoir, Solomon Northup recounts the suffering heContinue reading “Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Understanding the Risk Factors of Modern Slavery”