“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.”

Interview - Kaarvan Crafts, Pride of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011, FAIR TRADE PAKISTAN SERIES

Interview - Kaarvan Crafts, Pride of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011, FAIR TRADE PAKISTAN SERIES

Fair trade Pakistan

Interview with Kaarvan Pride of Pakistan and Mr Sajid Khan - Fair Trade Pakistan, Sabeena Ahmed

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.

Kaarvan Pride Pakistan, Interview with Sajid Khan - Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

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 ladies sewing - Sabeena Ahmed & The Little Fair Trade Shop

INTRODUCTION

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

32 seconds

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.

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Kaarvan Crafts Foundation





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