Ending demand for slavery means ending demand for the goods and services trafficked people produce
To really destroy the market of human trafficking, you have to do what every Fortune 500 company fears will happen to their product: end the demand. No company provides a product that no one else wants to buy. It’s a lesson Ford learned with the Edsel and I learned in 3rd grade with my Mud Pie stand (they were actually mud and I hadn’t done a good job of picking out the rocks). Ending demand for slavery means ending demand for the goods and services trafficked people produce—everything from t-shirts to commercial sex to house cleaning. The idea of buying from sources that avoid slavery sounds simple, but is actually complicated. It’s why we have a number of petitions asking companies to make their products slave-free.
~ Amanda Kloer (July 14, 2010)