The education and care of children against abuse in fashion has been at the forefront of our decisions from day one. Today’s fashion industry is one that is increasingly globalised, with production often outsourced to countries where labour is cheap. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to the exploitation of workers, including children. Child labour is a serious problem in many parts of the world, including India. According to UNICEF, there are over 150 million child labourers worldwide. Child labour often results in children working long hours in hazardous conditions for little or no pay. While it is illegal for factories to employ children under the age of 14 in India, enforcement of this law is often lax. This means that many children are working in factories producing for of the biggest fashion brands in the world. These children often work long hours for little pay and are at risk of physical and sexual abuse. The use of child labour in the fashion industry is an ethical issue that needs to be addressed. Consumers need to be aware of the problem and should only buy from brands that do not use child labour in their supply chains.
In India, it is estimated that there are over 15 million orphans. Of these, it is estimated that around 5 million are child labourers. Our customers have the power to protect, improve and define the lives of these orphans. By buying products from companies that do not use child labour, you can help put an end to this practice. Here at mrshoe.eu, we are committed to ensuring that all of our products are made without the use of child labour. We believe that every child deserves a childhood and we will continue to fight for the rights of all children. They are the reason we do what we do: to help make a difference in their lives. Through your support, you are helping us provide education and vocational training to children who are at risk of being forced into labour.
While the Indian government has laws and programs in place to help care for these orphans, the reality is that many of them still end up living on the streets or working in factories and fields instead of attending school. For just $1200, we can provide a home, food, clothing and education for an orphan in India for one whole year. That's less than $4 per day. Imagine what a difference that would make in the life of a child who has lost everything. With your help, we can give orphans in India a chance at a brighter future.