Topic: slavery

I Own 43 Slaves, According To Slavery Footprint, But Not Sure How I Feel About This

I Own 43 Slaves, According To Slavery Footprint, But Not Sure How I Feel About This

This month’s Popular Science features a website, Slavery Footprint, which allows you to calculate just how many “slaves” work for you—slave meaning someone who makes the items you own, usually under horrid circumstances. The site calculates an assortment of variables: clothing owned, food eaten and sourced, gadgets owned, jewelry worn, etc. The website even asks your gender and race, though it specifies that these variables have no effect on your score. It’s actually really enlightening—and scary. More »

Adidas, Jeremy Scott Under Fire For ‘Slave Sneakers’

Adidas, Jeremy Scott Under Fire For 'Slave Sneakers'

Meet the Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuffs,” a collaboration between downtown designer Jeremy Scott (well known for his colorful, eccentric collaborations) and Adidas, obviously. They’re pretty much just Adidas’ classic Roundhouse style, updated with some funky, bright Jeremy Scott-y colors and, uh, Velcro ankle shackles. They’re scheduled to hit stores in August, but it’s possible public outcry might change that. More »