“We love to listen to our customers and for this reason we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like a bespoke fair trade product made especially for you.”

Interviews - The Dominion Traders, Karachi, Pakistan, (2011 & 2015), FAIR TRADE PAKISTAN SERIES

Interviews - The Dominion Traders, Karachi, Pakistan, (2011 & 2015), FAIR TRADE PAKISTAN SERIES

Fair trade Pakistan

Fair Trade Artisans - Interview with the Dominion Traders, Sabeena Ahmed & The Little Fair Trade Shop

I fulfilled a life time ambition to visit Pakistan December 2011 and February 2015 and met the only two fair trade certified organisations in Karachi and Rawalpindi.

I also conducted interviews with a government official and non profit organisations who are working towards implementing the ten principles of fair trade. Each organisation has a dual role and purpose;

1. to support rural artisans establish and develop strong sustainable projects and
2. revive traditional skills and techniques.

I completed producing and editing a series of short films and a documentary to create awareness for fair trade in Pakistan.

Mr Yunus Inayat - Interview with the Dominion Traders, Sabeena Ahmed & The Little Fair Trade Shop

Mr Younus Inayat, businessman and marble specialist

I feel very honoured and humbled to be representing the most inspirational ladies and artisans around the world.

 

Fairtrade artisan making a onyx heart - Interview with the Dominion Traders, Sabeena Ahmed & The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

Fair trade artisan shaping a onyx heart - Interview with the Dominion Traders, Sabeena Ahmed & The Little Fair Trade Shop

 

The Dominion Traders

Fairly traded Marble and Onyx Producers

The Dominion Traders have been promoting the principles of fair trade in Pakistan since 1947.

I had the good fortune of interviewing Mr Syed Fahad Ali, Chief Executive Officer and his team of talented artisans when I visited their offices and factory, December 2011.

Since it's inception the organisation has supported approximately 60 employees who are treated with the utmost love and respect. Employees receive fair wages, are employed in good working conditions and are provided with medical care.


The Little Fair Trade Shop's interview with Syed Fahad Ali CEO of The Dominion Traders.

 

The Little Fair Trade Shop's interview with Younis Inayat. Businessman and Senior Fair Trade Artisan working with The Dominion Traders, Pakistan.

 

 

THE LITTLE FAIR TRADE SHOP (2011) - DOCUMENTARY

You an watch Mr Syed Fahad Ali's interview at 2 minutes

and 35 seconds

 

I hope to post the new interviews recorded February 2015 with Mr Inayat and Mr Syed Fahad Ali soon.

Group photo of the fairtrade artisans - Interview with the Dominion Traders, Sabeena Ahmed & The Little Fair Trade Shop

The Dominion Traders artisans with Syed Fahad Ali

 

Thank you for reading.

Regards

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

The Dominion Traders





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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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December 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
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This December I continued to heal from my shoulder surgeries.

My right shoulder was very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

I attended the last encourager party webinar for World Pulse 2023.

I joined the second ITC Webinar Series Export Essentials December 2023.

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