I've been meaning to write an article illustrating my fair trade journey for the Sisterhood team some time but then I had surgery for a rototar cuff and everything stopped.
After months of physiotherapy I finally edited my interview.
Sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.
''Women of Muslim heritage are always in the news – as victims, as ‘jihadi brides’, in innumerable pieces on hijab.
We are endlessly spoken for, and spoken about.
It’s time we got to speak for ourselves.
If we can’t get heard through mainstream media outlets, then it’s time to build our own. We cannot allow ourselves to be placed on the margins of debates that directly concern us. Produced by Fuuse, my own independent media and arts production company, sister-hood will ensure that our vital contributions to these debates are heard.''
The World Fair Trade Day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that takes place on the second Saturday of May each year. So mark your calendar: 12 May 2018 is the #FairTradeDay.
It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and unfair practices in supply chains.
WFTO and its members believe that trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged producers.
Source: WFTO website
In 2015 my Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott and I worked to design The Little Fair Trade Stamps which would be included in the launch of The Little Fair Trade Shop website Quarter 1, 2016.
In this blog I explain what each stamp means and introduce you to a fairtrade producer who has aligned their business to implement and promote a living wage, decent working conditions, transparency and accountability, empowerment, environmental sustainability, dignity and self respect for all.
This month I continued to heal from surgery.
Completed the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and
Attended Ethical Consumer Week 2020 via virtual sessions.
This October I attended online Ethical Consumer Week Conference 2020.
This is a short summary of some of the sessions I attended.
The conference began Saturday 24th October and concluded Friday 30th October 2020.
Many thanks to all the guest speakers and the Ethical Consumer team for an informative and inspiring week!
I look forward to the catch up session.
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