A chat with Hannah from Life Style Justice. Let's delve behind the scenes...

August 02, 2016

A chat with Hannah from Life Style Justice. Let's delve behind the scenes...

I remember when I started my business, I started to see people calling for India and other countries to pass tougher rulings banning child labour.

Globally, an estimated 170 million are engaged in child labour in the textile industry today. Many of them in cotton fields, mills or factories. This means labour for children that are too young, labour that endangers them, is forced or inhibits them from going to school.

All this to make our bedding? Clothing? Luxury homewares? Surely there is a better way. 

The problem is, we already have so many rules against child labour. In fact, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is "the most endorsed human rights treaty in the world, ratified by all but two countries."

So we need to start somewhere else to solve the problem.

For me, the key is all about wages. Fair, living, decent wages.

Couple that with real rural employment or entrepreneurial opportunity, education and parents who can finally pay their family's way... and all of a sudden you have the chance to break the poverty cycle once and for all. 

Read the full details of what goes on behind the scenes and how we pay a living wage, over at Life Style Justice with Hannah, founder of the worldwide ethical bloggers network: 

http://www.lifestylejustice.com/blog/elkieandark