New App Alerts Online Shoppers To The Products Of Child Labor


Michael J. Coren sheds light on aVOID, a plugin that tells online shoppers exactly which items are products of child labor, for Co.EXIST:

“Now you can do your part. A new browser plug-in, aVOID, screens your online shopping for products associated with the exploitation of children. It works with all major online shops (including Amazon, although I found results were inconsistent) by replacing the search results for companies linked to child-labor issues (American Apparel, it turns out) with a hand icon indicating “stop.” You can turn it off to see unfiltered results.”

Those who created the application have also included a handy list, outlining clothing brands’ policies towards child labor (Google Chrome offers handy translation of the list from German to English).

(Via The Awl)

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