When the Body Shop, the second largest cosmetic chain in the world, discovered how big a problem human trafficking is, it decided to start a campaign to educate its patrons.
Seven years ago on the shores of Morecambe Bay in England, 23 Chinese workers harvesting cockles drowned against a rising tide. Their fate was sealed, but thanks to an artist named Ann Carrington, their deaths certainly are being remembered.
She has created a coin in their honor, marking their deaths and debts, sums that gang masters still seek to collect.
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