Value chain risk analysis


Children's rights

In many countries, children are forced to work in souvenir production, in factories, doing craftwork, diving for shells and pearls, or mining precious stones. Children are also often employed as souvenir sellers.


Workers' rights

For many tourists, shopping for souvenirs is an important part of the travel experience. Tour operators and tourists often do not take bad working conditions in the production and sale of souvenirs into account.


Community impact

In many tourist destinations, cheap, factory-made imitation products are imported, leading to a loss of traditional craftmanship and lower incomes for artisans and local souvenir vendors.