Child Labor Free social enterprise arriving in the UK

23 May 2016

A social enterprise that aims to eliminate child labour from supply chains is coming to the UK.

Child Labor Free, which was founded by two New Zealand-based entrepreneurs, provides certification and works with brands to help them inform consumers about efforts to ensure child labour is not used in the making of their products. 

To mark its arrival in the UK, Child Labor Free will work with London street artists Victoria Villasana and Zabou to create an installation based around the theme of child labour.

The street art will be visible on Great Eastern Road in Shoreditch, London, from 7 to 19 June 2016. World Day Against Child Labour, organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), is celebrated on Sunday 12 June.

Child Labor Free was launched on World Day Against Child Labour last year. So far it has certified eight brands and is in the process of certifying a further 10.

Co-Founder and director Nikki Prendergast said: “We offer brands, retailers and companies in supply chains – from field to factory – a tiered certification system, the Child Labor Free Mark.”  

The ILO has set 2016 as the target for eradicating the worst forms of child labour. 

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