San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
SET Boutique’s mission is to help end modern day slavery through awareness and by offering alternative shopping options. The online retailer’s Fair Trade Travel page now offers awareness and shopping in one place. Before customers browse through the best selling fair trade luggage tags, and the newly added passport bags they will see a box highlighting The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. It’s a program successfully launched by ECPAT International, a network of organizations working to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography, and sex trafficking of children. Companies in the tourism industry are asked to commit to a code of conduct that includes six rules:
1. To establish an ethical policy regarding commercial sexual exploitation of children.
2. To train the personnel in the country of origin and travel destinations.
3. To introduce a clause in contracts with suppliers, stating a common repudiation of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
4. To provide information to travelers by means of catalogs, brochures, in-flight films, ticket-slips, home pages, etc.
5. To provide information to local "key persons" at the destinations.
6. To report annually.
Lindsay Sullivan, owner of SET Boutique (Support Ethical Trade) was pleased to cross promote ethical travel on so many levels within one page. “SET Boutique was already promoting fair trade travel accessories, and they were selling so well that I expanded the product offering. I think that informing shoppers about ECPAT and their efforts to end sex tourism give the travel page more depth, and meaning behind SET Boutique’s vision for ethical trade”.
ECPAT International is a partner in SET Boutique’s Giving Back Program. When customers spend $20.00 or more the company donates $5.00 to one of six non-profits. The customer gets to choose the organization at checkout. Sullivan plans to incorporate more of the non-profits’ projects into the website and blog.
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