Shopping app screens for unethical sourcingOctober 2012
A new app and browser plug-in that screens online shopping for products associated with the exploitation of children, has been launched. Called aVOID, it works with all major online shops by replacing the search results for companies linked to child-labour issues with a hand icon indicating ‘stop’. A significant number of children spend their childhoods churning out mass-market (and high-end) clothing for import to the West. Each year, factories, fields and workshops around the world see around 215 million children aged five to 17 engaged in child labour, estimates the International Labor Union (ILO).
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