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IT IS REAL, but you can help.

All child labour, and especially the worst forms, should be eliminated. It not only undermines the roots of human nature and rights but also threatens future social and economic progress worldwide. Trade, competitiveness and economic efficiency should not be a pretext for this abuse.
— United Nations
 

THE FACTS

 

  • 168 million child labourers in the world (as at 2013)

 

  • Child labour is present in just about every industry in the world (e.g. Bananas, coffee, clothes, mining & sex trade, to name a few)

 

  • In February 2016, Obama banned slave-produced imports into the US - read more
 

WHY IS IT HAPPENING?

 

  • Companies are looking for cheaper solutions to production. 

 

  • In cotton picking, employers prefer to hire children for their small fingers, as to not damage crop.

 

  • Children are low-skilled workers without a voice so they are easier to manage.

(Source: The Guardian/UNICEF)

Source: Bloomberg

 
Source: UNICEF

Source: UNICEF

Where is it happening?

 

  • It is widespread across the globe.

 

  • Present in over 136 industries.

 

  • Download a list of countries and industries here.
 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

1. BUY FROM ETHICAL* FASHION BRANDS

Kowtow

VIHN

Kookai

Cue

JETS

Carla Zampatti

Ginger & Smart

Nobody Denim

Vege Threads

Nico Underwear

Rachael Cassar

The Great Beyond

Sapling Baby

Nature's Child

*The process to produce a garment involves many steps. From growing seedlings, to weaving fabrics to retailing; there are many opportunities to incorporate ethical practice. The brands above use ethical practices at one or more stages of their production process. 

 

2. BUY A MAGAZINE

The Naked Mag is based in Brisbane, Australia.

 

Reading about sustainable and ethical fashion is a great start to understanding what happens behind the scenes of the fashion industry. 

 

You can pick up a copy of The Naked Mag, which explores stories from within the industry here.

 

Issue #3 is $12

 

3. DONATE TO A CHARITY

 

UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund, the video on the right gives you a quick intro to what they do. 

 

Destiny Rescue is also a brilliant charity that rescues young girls out of the sex trafficking. 

 

World Vision does great work support children so they don't have to work - often in dangerous conditions. 

 

 

4. GET IN TOUCH

The Undress Team

The Undress Team

Ethical school uniforms
To learn about ethical school uniforms contact Judith @ judith@undressrunways.com

Contribute to The Naked Mag
Have a story to share with us? Email Kyra @ naked@undressrunways.com 

Partnership & Media
For business enquiries, contact Edda @ edda@undressrunways.com

or 0423345136.

 

ABOUT THIS VIDEO

Thank you to the children and Somerset College (Gold Coast, QLD) for allowing us to film. 

Videography: Michael Geddes
Director: Edda Hamar
Interview Assistant: Inga Hamar Osborne

Produced by: Undress Runways Inc.

 

 

 

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