What is the true origin and manufacturing process for all the items we use on a daily basis?

This article titled “An ethical guide to your home: from mobile phones to sofas” was written by Lucy Siegle, for The Guardian on Friday 14th October 2011 22.01 UTC

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It is a vision from hell. Deep in the Congolese jungle, in an illegal mine that is little more than a hole in the ground, men and young boys are standing on top of each other, scraping earth from the walls. At 45 degrees, it is unbearably hot. Danish film director Frank Poulsen describes being down these holes as “pretty testing”. At points, the size of the space means he is unable to move forward and Chance, a 16-year-old who sometimes works in these conditions for up to a week at a time, takes over the filming.

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