“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 with Alex Schmidt and Marie Louise of Valy Export, Madagascar - April 2019

Interview with Alex Schmidt and Marie Louise of Valy Export, Madagascar - April 2019

Interview with Alex Schmidt and Marie Louise of

Valy Exports, Madagascar

 

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from Alex Schmidt from Valy Export Madagascar mid April. 

I invited him and his wife Marie Louise for lunch to learn more about their fair trade business.

During the visit I politely asked if the couple would like to participate in an interview, they agreed.

Although, a little camera shy I hope the interviews below provide consumers with an insight about their fairtrade activities and information about their products and future plans.

 

Interviews

Introduction Interview in English and Malagasy

 

What inspired you to start Valy Export?

 

What's the most rewarding part of your job?

 

Is there a fairtrade movement in Madagascar?

 

What advice would you give consumers to purchase fairtrade?

 

What is the Future of Valy Export? English and Malagasy

 

 Final message in English

 

Final Message in Malagasy

 

 

Gallery

Marie Louse of Valy Exports Madagascar modelling SDG's 1 and 8 visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai April 2019

Marie Louse of Valy Exports Madagascar modelling SDG's 1 and 8

visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai -  April 2019

 

Adam of Valy Exports Madagascar modelling SDG's 2 and 10 visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai April 2019

Adam of Valy Exports Madagascar modelling SDG's 2 and 10

visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai - April 2019

 

Marie Louise of Valy Exports Madagascar models small raffia purses visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai April 2019

Marie Louise of Valy Exports Madagascar models small raffia purses visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai April 2019

 

Marie Louise of Valy Exports Madagascar modelling a round red raffia bag visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai April 2019

Marie Louise of Valy Exports Madagascar modelling a round red raffia bag visit Sabeena Ahmed of The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai April 2019

 

 

Further Reading and Links

Valy Exports (Unavailable at present)

Fairphone 2

 





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