Slavery Footprint

Slavery Footprint: You have 42 slaves working for you

Article: Slavery Footprint: You have 42 slaves working for you

You probably have less, actually. Apparently, my stuffed closet means I have a higher number of slaves than most people (although it doesn’t account for vintage clothing, which contributes to my high dress and shoe count – I swear!). Slavery Footprint takes the same idea as a carbon footprint, but instead of tallying up how many miles your food, electronics, cosmetics, furniture and clothing traveled to get to your doorstep, it measures the number of people who are forcibly made to peel your shrimp and sew your t-shirts.

It’s something I think about a lot, actually. I conscientiously refuse to shop at certain stores because I know there’s a reason why a dress at H&M costs $12.99 or why a bag of shellfish from god only knows where costs $6 while fresh, local fish is considerably more (of course, it also tastes like heaven and is better for you, too) But part of the reason for the price difference is, yes, slavery.

You can take the very nicely designed test…