Every product we sell directly helps fight human trafficking.
Boll & Branch is very proud to donate a portion of every sale we make to Not For Sale. While our supply-chain is free of child and forced labor and certified by Fair Trade, not everyone in our industry upholds such rigorous standards. By supporting Not For Sale, we are helping to put an end to the unethical practices that plague the textiles industry as well as others.
ABOUT NOT FOR SALE
Slavery is alive and thriving. Not For Sale helps break the cycle of exploitation for survivors of modern-day slavery and those vulnerable to it. Through projects in 4 countries and more than 600 supply chain grades available for consumers and brands alike, Not For Sale is creating a world where no one is for sale.
In 2001, David Batstone, an author, professor and investment banker, found out that his favorite Bay Area restaurant had been the center of an international human trafficking ring. The incident opened his eyes to an even greater reality: slavery was not dead at all. It sparked a global quest to uncover more on the issue.
Both the survivors and abolitionists he met inspired Batstone to publish the book Not For Sale in 2007, and create an organization under the same name. Today, Not For Sale operates in 4 countries and as of 2012, has served over 3,178 survivors and at-risk individuals.
Bring an end to modern-day slavery.
Create a world where no one is for sale.
WHY THEY EXIST
There are more than 30 million modern-day slaves, which is more than at any other point in history. Around the world, men, women and children are forced to work without pay and are subjected to physical, mental, and emotional exploitation.
Slavery has a hand in almost every industry in the world. It touches the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the technology we love. More than 30 million modern-day slaves, a number that continues to climb, are trapped in an underground $32 billion-dollar-a-year industry. Right now, children and adults around the globe are enslaved in sex trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, and military servitude. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second-largest criminal industry in the world.”