RIP Certification and Audit

The Certification and Audit process is not only outdated, but extremely harmful. It is high time that this ineffective paradigm steps aside.

Tackling Modern Slavery: Opportunities for Business

Whether your business or employer is already addressing high risk areas in their supply chain, or is just beginning to build traceability, the task of detecting poor labour practices and supporting suppliers to reform will be a long and complex journey. But by building constructive and honest relationships with suppliers, collaborating with NGO’s and fellow brands, and bringing collective findings to national governments, businesses can tackle this journey together.

Slavefree Jewel(er)

  We interview family run Larsen jewellery to find out how ethically sourced jewellery can produce a successful and inspiring business. Q: Tell us about your business… Lars: At Larsen Jewellery, we specialise in custom-made, fine jewellery. Our customers are put...

Our Verification Framework: What Is It?

Our Verification Framework is the process through which we will partner with businesses in order to verify that their products (and later services) are entirely slave-free. The Framework comprises the following: Value-Based Standards Having considered how and where...

What Australians Want In Their Anti-Slavery Law

Despite myriad international laws outlawing slavery and related exploitations, few countries have adopted anti-slavery laws. In February this year, the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (the...

Slave Free on a Budget Can ethical fashion be cheap?

When we think ethical fashion, we often think of pricey, premium brands. Ethical consumerism becomes a non-starter, “I can’t afford that,” you think. Brands that bill themselves as ethical often do come at a higher price point, and in a world with pervasive economic...

3 reasons why slavefreetrade does not have a business plan

Let me start by saying that business plans are lovely. Most of the time they are a pretty good read. And sometimes, just sometimes, they say something that is real. All start-ups – slavefreetrade included - need a roadmap for the future. We need plans. Of course we...

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