The Issues: Modern Slavery

Globally, it is estimated that 40.3 million people are locked into modern slavery at any one time, of whom around 16 million are in forced labour in the private sector, such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing – including the fashion industry.

What is modern slavery?

Forced labour can take many forms but is generally considered to be work for which people have not offered themselves voluntarily, or feel under threat of some form of violence or penalty if they do not comply. Modern slaver…