Behind 
The Barcode

Shop ethical and fight to end worker exploitation.

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Australian Fashion Report
Electronics Industry Trends Report
Be Fair

Be on the lookout for ethical electronics

Be Fair

Love fashion? Shop ethically with our guide

Be Fair

Be on the lookout for ethical electronics

Be Fair

Love fashion? Shop ethically with our guide

Each year, Baptist World Aid publishes a series of industry reports through its Behind the Barcode project. The Australian Fashion Report and the Electronics Industry Trends Report seek to help Australians shop ethically, and, by doing so, advocate with their wallets.

Between them, the two reports assess more than 400 brands operating in Australia and around the world. The reports grade those brands on the strength of the systems they have in place to protect workers in their supply chain from exploitation, forced labour and child labour.

Workers should be protected and not harmed. Workers deserve to work in dignified jobs, without being exploited. Workers deserve to work free from the tyranny of modern slavery. But in order for this to happen, we need to be consumers that care.

Whether it’s the cotton woven into our shirts or the raw minerals in our electronic devices, the products we buy are often made by people that are underpaid, overworked, under aged and enslaved.

The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 168 million child labourers and 21 million victims of forced labour.

But worker exploitation can be ended. And we all have a role to play.

Shop ethically with the Ethical Fashion Guide and the Ethical Electronics Guide.

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Your support means more companies will be held accountable for their actions to protect their workers. And more brands will be graded to help you make ethical purchasing choices.