|Human trafficking is most often associated with
the sex industry, not sneakers. However you may be surprised to know
that the shoes on your feet or clothing on your back could have been
created by victims of human trafficking. Factories throughout Asia have
exploited the labor of these victims. Nike has been accused for years of using sweatshops with
poor working conditions.
Many of the factories violate
minimum wage laws, overtime laws, and use child labor. In addition to
this, some workers have been enslaved and are forced to work in these
factories for little or no pay. This website examines the relationship between human trafficking and factory conditions. The information is
presented in a way that emphasizes the association between the two
Vietnamese women working in a Nike factory. Nike is Vietnam's largest private emloyer.