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)