UK shoppers would switch brands, pay more to avoid use of slaves: poll

March 11, 2015 12:01 AM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The majority of shoppers in the United Kingdom would switch brands or pay higher prices to avoid the use of slave labor in the products they buy, a rights group poll showed on Wednesday.

Two-thirds of consumers would stop buying a product if they learned that its manufacture involved exploiting workers, and more than half would pay up to 10 percent more for slavery-free goods, according to the Walk Free Foundation.

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