Your Slavery Footprint

Yes, apparently we’ve all got one. By purchasing certain products that are manufactured overseas, or buying agricultural items that are grown in foreign countries, we’re supporting slavery, including child slavery. Take this survey to understand what your personal “slavery footprint” is.

These are the locations where I am apparently employing slaves.

An excellent way of reducing your slavery footprint and doing something beneficial to both people and the planet is buying vintage (or secondhand) clothing. When I took the survey without estimating the percentage of vintage clothing and jewelry that I own, I had a slavery footprint of 66. When I replaced what I had originally counted as “new” items with vintage, which is more accurate, my slavery footprint went down to 42.

I urge you to take the survey and although it is simplistic and not entirely accurate, you will get an idea of how the items we purchase have a permanent and negative impact in the world.


About Elisa Casas

ELISA CASAS (that’s me) was born and raised in New York City. I have a BFA in Photography from NYU and worked as a photojournalist and talent scout for major record labels before opening Chelsea Girl in 1993. I also owned Laurel Canyon Vintage, Clutch! and a popular cafe, City Girl Cafe, and I starred in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” with my best friend, David Munk. I like pomegranates, clouds, “Exile on Main Street,” birthdays, ancient ruins, the beach, abstract art, cypress trees, “Annie Hall,” old diamonds, Almodovar, clam shacks, surprises, Anne Boleyn, popcorn, “Rebecca,” margaritas, pugs, apple pie and castles in Spain. I live in TriBeCa with my fashionable daughter, Ruby. Follow Chelsea Girl on Facebook- and Instagram-ChelseaGirlVintage
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