“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 - (AHAN) Aik Hunar Aik Nagar, Karachi, Pakistan, (2011 & 2015) FAIR TRADE PAKISTAN SERIES

Interview - (AHAN) Aik Hunar Aik Nagar, Karachi, Pakistan, (2011 & 2015) FAIR TRADE PAKISTAN SERIES

Fair trade Pakistan

AHAN - Aik Hunar Aik Nagar sign with Sabeena Ahmed and 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.

AHAN - Aik Hunar Aik Nagar beautiful ceramic pots and decor with 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.

AHAN hand embroidered cushions - Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

I would like to thank Mr.Shakeel Abro for his time and assistance in the making of this film.

Interview with Mr Shakeel Abro at AHAN Pakistan, with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

INTRODUCTION

AHAN - AIK HUNAR AIK NAGAR

Ahan is a non profit company created by the Pakistani Industrial Corporation in 2006.

It has 4 offices based in Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi.

It aims to provide employment for small marginalised craftsman and artisans around Pakistan.

It works to revive traditional handicrafts through skill enhancement, product development, technological output, quality control and market and financial support.

Interview with Mr Shakeel Abro conducted December 2011

 

I hope to upload Mr Abro's 2015 interview as soon as I receive it.

 video here

 

THE LITTLE FAIR TRADE SHOP (2011) - DOCUMENTARY

You can watch Mr Shakeel Abro's interview at

10 minutes 50 seconds.

 

Thank you for watching.

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

AHAN - Aik Hunar Aik Nagar




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