Fair trade Pakistan
Mr Sajid Khan at Kaarvan - Pride Pakistan
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.
I feel very honoured and humbled to be representing the most inspirational ladies and artisans around the world.
KAARVAN CRAFTS - PRIDE PAKISTAN
Kaarvan's mission is to be a fairtrade market leader by producing and retailing affordable and sophisticated hand crafted products in local and export markets.
It provides employment opportunities and marketing and advisory services to women and girls in low income communities so that they can enhance their economic realities.
Interview with Kaarvan Shop Manager Mr Sajid Khan
THE LITTLE FAIR TRADE SHOP (2011) - DOCUMENTARY
You can watch Mr Sajid Khan's interview at 8 minutes and
I did not have the opportunity to visit the Karachi shop during my last visit to Pakistan during 2015 but hope to interview Aysha Saifuddin next time.
Thank you for watching.
Further Reading and Links
World Fair Trade Day 2022
۲۰۲۲ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ ڈے
This year The World Fair Trade Organization's campaign was hashtag,
#CLIMATEJUSTICE AND #LETSDOITFAIR
اس سال ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن کی مہم ہیش ٹیگ ہے،
# چلو اسے فیئر ٹریڈ کرتے ہیں مزید پڑھنا اور لنکس
This month I continued to heal from my procedure (January 2022) to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.
I celebrated Fairtrade Ramadan.
I continued to participate in my 10th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.
I participated in the Ikea Lagom Live Get Growing Session.
This months session was titled Get Growing.
I enjoyed learning about get growing at home, composting and the activity slides.
Many thanks to Ahmed for creating and organising the presentation and providing refreshments.
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