The working definition of a slave is someone who is forced to work and is held under threat of violence for no pay beyond subsistence. They are people who cannot walk away from their work.
The number of slaves currently in bondage is greater than in all of recorded human history combined, at an approximated 46 million people
Average cost of one slave: $90
78% of slavery victims today are in labor slavery
An estimated 35.9 million are victims of forced labor
26% of all forced labor victims are children
india has the largest number of people in slavery, 14 million
55% of these victims are women and girls
Forced labor is any work or service someone is forced to do, against their will, under the threat of punishment, with little to no pay. This is most frequently found in labor-intensive, under-regulated industries, such as agriculture, fishing, domestic work, construction, mining, quarrying and manufacturing.
(Forced labor is different from sub-standard or exploitative working conditions found in some factories and employment opportunities worldwide. Victims of unfair or low wages - like those in sweatshops - are not enslaved because they do not work under the threat of a penalty or without volunteering their employment. Their employment is a different form of exploitation, though related to the similar desire to generate a profit.)
22% of slavery victims today are in sex slavery
100,000 children under the age of 18 were trafficked in America alone last year
Average age of trafficked victim: 12 years old
Sex trafficking is when someone is taken away from their home, family, or community and transported to another city or country, many times under a false promise of employment or a better life. Victims are stripped of their identity, then forced to perform sexual acts against their will, with no hope or way to return home.
We won't stand idly by.
How we help
We believe the economy has the power to dictate morals. Every dollar spent has an effect on a global scale.
At Lambert Home, we commit to selling only slave-free products and supporting only slave-free manufacturing. We go through painstaking efforts with each and every manufacturer we deal with, to ensure the level of integrity with which they're running their business. We are pretty particular about our standards too! When we pick a manufacturer, we have to speak to the person who has actually been to the overseas factories. The person who has seen the workers, and knows their names and has experienced firsthand the living conditions is the only person we trust to know the full story.
We want to offer you and your family the opportunity to make a difference in the global economy by choosing ethically-manufactured home goods!