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February 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2018

This February I met with Mr Hassan Bello of the Ajala Project.

Was a panelist at the SHETRADES MENA HUB LAUNCH.

Started my Six Items Challenge 2018 and celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2018.

 

The Ajala Project

The Ajala Project was created and founded by Mr Hassan Bello. The Project supports artists in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Mr Hassan Bello of The Ajala Project signing The Little Fair Trade Shop Guest book Feb 18

Mrs Bello signing my fairtrade guest book

 

Mr Hassan Bello supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Dubai UAE with Sabeena Ahmed and the The Little Fair Trade Shop Feb 18

Mr Bello supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

 

 

SHETRADES MENA HUB LAUNCH

By sheer chance and after a coffee with Ms Arwa Hassan Al Qassim of Dubai Culture I was politely asked if I would like to be panelist at the SheTrades MENA Launch. I said YES!

Many thanks to Dr Ashraf Mahate Chief Economist at the Government of Dubai and Dubai Exports and Ms Al Qassim Dubai Culture for providing me with a platform to talk about my passion FAIR TRADE.

I cannot deny it was a nerve wracking experience and exciting event to attend.

Many thanks to Anna and Vanessa for being very kind and considerate.

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who wrote in my guest book.

 

Watch the video of the official launch here

Copyright the Dubai of Government and Dubai Exports

 

His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development (DED), and Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, launched the Hub alongside the regional meeting of the Arab Countries Trade and Investment Organizations Network (ACTION), hosted by Dubai Exports in partnership with ITC and the support of the Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS).

Photograph Courtesy of ITC

His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development (DED), and Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, launched the Hub alongside the regional meeting of the Arab Countries Trade and Investment Organizations Network (ACTION), hosted by Dubai Exports in partnership with ITC and the support of the Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS).

 

MY ALBUM

Blank Stage at the SHETRADES MENA LAUNCH FEB 2018

 The Stage at the SheTrades MENA LAUNCH
 

With Anna Claudia Zaleski Mori and Sabeena Ahmed at the SHETRADES MENA LAUNCH Feb 18

Ms Anna Claudia Zaleski Mori ITC SheTrades Initiative,

International Trade Centre

 

Vanessa Erogbogbo and Sabeena Ahmed at the SHETRADES MENA LAUNCH FEB 18

Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head of the ITC SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre and ME!

 

 

Six Items Challenge 2018 with

Labour Behind The Label

https://sixitemschallenge2018.everydayhero.com/uk/lilfairtrade-shop

Hello and Assalaam Alaikum (peace and blessings) everyone,

Thanks for dropping by.

Six Items Challenge 2018 with Shanthi Rajan Middlesex University Dubai UAE

So here I am for the seventh consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

This year the challenge commences 14th February - 29th March 2018.

Six Items Challenge 2018

Everyday Hero Six Items Challenge 2018 - The Lilfairtrade Shop

For those interested I have also attached links to the Six Items Challenges,2017, 2016 and 2012 - 2015.

https://www.thelittlefairtradeshop.com/blogs/news/six-items-challenge-2017

Six Items Challenge 2016

Six Items Challenge 2012-2015

Why I'm here?

Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop at the Zest Foundation event September 2017

I have decided to participate and support the Six Items Challenge for the seventh year because I started to campaign for garment and factory workers while caring for my mother who had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

The six items challenge means I choose six items of clothing to wear for six weeks.

Don't worry!

This does not include under garments or exercise gear. You can wear an endless supply of these. :)

 

Sabeena Ahmed of the The Little Fair Trade Shop recovering after rotator cuff surgery Oct 2017

I had surgery for a rotator cuff on my right shoulder early October 2017 and have been receiving physiotherapy.

Typing is painful and difficult.

 

My beloved mother the late Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano - women's advocate and fairtrade supporter with Sabeena Ahmed June 2012

This year I hope to design a clothes range in memory of my beautiful mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and support fair trade certified cotton farmers and ethical producers.

My beloved mother was a great advocate for women's empowerment and education.

I believe she would have been happy and proud of me to continue my campaigning for the millions of countless individuals producing clothes and accessories in factories and workshops around the world.

To read more about my Six Items Challenge click here.

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 - Dubai, UAE

Fairtrade Breakfast Equal Exchange Decaf tea and Guatemalan Honey Traidcraft by The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE

My fairtrade breakfast

 

Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Dubai, UAE  with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade Fortnight banner

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 supporters Leah and Glenda, Dubai UAE with the Little Fair Trade Shop

Fairtrade supporters Leah and Glenda modelling fairtrade certified organic cotton T shirts

 

This year I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight in Dubai with friends and had the privilege to meet Professor Muhammad Yunus again.

 

Sabeena Ahmed with Professor Muhammad Yunus during Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Dubai, UAE

 Sabeena Ahmed with Professor Muhammad Yunus

 

Zaytoun Fairtrade Palestinian Dates and Divine Chocolate

 Zaytoun Dates and Divine Chocolate

 

Fair trade Hand embroidered cushion cover produced by the Surif Ladies Cooperative Hebron

 Fair trade Hand embroidered cushion cover produced by

the Surif Ladies Cooperative Hebron

 

Fairtrade literature, Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 leaflet, stickers, Fairtrade and Islam, Fairtrade Mosques

Fairtrade literature, Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 leaflet, stickers, Fairtrade and Islam, Fairtrade Mosques information books

 

I presented Professor Yunus with fair trade Zaytoun dates, Divine Chocolate and gifts for his wife and daughter.

I also provided him with Fair trade literature and hope he will read my personal message asking him to support fair trade producers and the fair trade movement of the United Arab Emirates.

 

GET INVOLVED

If you would like to support fair trade please read about fair trade coffee, cotton, tea, sugar, bananas, gold, flowers or chocolate and get involved.

Please read the following links

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Bananas

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Chocolate

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Coffee

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Gold

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Cotton

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Flowers

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Sugar

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Tea

GET INVOLVED NOW

Leah and Glenda - Showing off their fairtrade label during fairtrade fortnight 2018 Dubai UAE

 SHOW OFF YOUR FAIRTRADE LABEL AND SUPPORT FAIRTRADE

 

 

Further Reading and Links

The Ajala Project

SHETRADES

Six Items Challenge

Labour Behind The Label

Fairtrade Fortnight





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Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

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اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہی۔

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Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

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