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July 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2018

This July I traveled to the UK and visited the London Textile Fair with my dear friend Sunita.

I attended the UK leg of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme in
London with the Badiri Academy, NAMA and the School for Social Entrepreneurs London and Cornwall.

Many thanks to all the guest speakers and the NAMA and SSE's teams for their support, expertise and wisdom.

 

 

Future Fabrics Expo with The Sustainable Angle

at the London Textile Fair 2018 

During my visit to the UK I had the great fortune to attend the my first Future Fabrics Expo with The Sustainable Angle at the London Textile Fair.

I was accompanied by my dear friend and fashion designer Mrs Sunita Joshi.

It's been long term objective and dream to design a fair trade, slow fashion label in memory of my late mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano, 

It was encouraging to find so many ethical fabric manufacturers exhibiting at the expo. It would be a dream come true if I could design a collection before my next birthday. 

 

 Future Fabrics Poster the Sustainable Angle at the London Textile Fair - July 2018

Explore Future Fabrics and the Sustainable Angle at the London Textile Fair

 

Future of Fashion Materials Table at the Future Fabrics Expo London Textile Fair - July 2018

Future of Fashion Materials Table at the Future Fabrics Expo -

London Textile Fair 

 

Lepzing Presentation at the Future Fabrics Expo London Textile Fair - July 2018

Lepzing Presentation at the Future Fabrics Expo, London Textile Fair - July 2018

 

Lenzing Group Stand at the Future Fabrics Expo London Textile Fair - July 2018

Lenzing Group Stand at the Future Fabrics Expo, London Textile Fair

 

Sunita at the MONO stand, Future Fabrics Expo, London Textile Fair - July 2018

Sunita at the MONO stand, Future Fabrics Expo, London Textile Fair

 

Bontanica Tinctoria Bio Dye red fabric at the Future Fabrics Expo London Textile Fair - July 2018

Bontanica Tinctoria Bio Dye red fabric at the Future Fabrics Expo

London Textile Fair 

 

Sunita reading the Botanica label at the Future Fabrics Expo, London Textile Fair - July 2018

Sunita reading the Botanica label at the Future Fabrics Expo,

London Textile Fair

 

Visitors at the Future Fabric Expo and the London Textile Fair - July 2018

Visitors at the Future Fabric Expo and the London Textile Fair

 

 

 

Badiri Social Entrepreneur Program, NAMA and School for Social Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program 2018

Dinner with the NAMA and Badiri Academy team

Dinner with the NAMA, Badiri Academy team at Jamie Oliver's Covent Garden London - July 2018

Dinner with the NAMA, Badiri Academy team, Ayesha and Maryam at

Jamie Oliver's Covent Garden London

 

Before our the course commenced the NAMA team had arranged a beautiful dinner at Jamie Oliver's Covent Garden Market restaurant.

Many thanks to Lina and the Badiri Academy team.

 

Dinner with NAMA, burger and chips at Jamie Oliver's Covent Garden London - July 2018

Dinner with NAMA burger and chips at Jamie Oliver's,

Covent Garden London - July 2018

 

Dinner with NAMA, lemon cheesecake at Jamie Oliver's Covent Garden London - July 2018

Dinner with NAMA, lemon cheesecake at Jamie Oliver's,

Covent Garden London

 

I couldn't finish my burger and chips and we all shared the delicious lemon cheesecake.

 

The Good Hotel, Excel Marina,

Royal Victoria Docklands, London

 

The Good Hotel - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

The Good Hotel - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

 

The scholarship program was held at the Good Hotel which was previously used as a prison.

 

Badiri Academy and SSE ladies take a walk The Excel Marina - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

Badiri Academy and SSE ladies take a walk around Excel Marina -

Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

 

 

 

Day 1, 30th July 2018 with Alistair Wilson CEO of  of the School for Social Entrepreneurs London and Vegard Olsen of The Coaching Partner 

at The Good Hotel

 

We were privileged to meet with the CEO of SSE Mr Alistair Wilson for our first witness session, 

Sadly, I don't have any photographs of him. We learnt about his life and how his failures had encouraged to him to operate successful businesses.

I think the most prominent and important question I understood from his presentation was what can go wrong with your business and how it can fail?

I think we should always think positively but its important to understand what can go wrong and prepare for those difficult questions and prepare accordingly.

Our first expert session was interesting and challenging. We were introduced to Mr Vegard Olsen a life coach who gave reason to explore our hearts, minds and souls and answer those life long questions 'Who You Are, Your Purpose and Your Why?'

 

video to be added

 

 Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London -

30th July 2018

 

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London -

30th July 2018

 

Day 1, question cards, Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

 Day 1, question cards, Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - 30th July 2018

 

 

Day 2, 31st July 2018 with Reetu Sood Social Enterprise Consultant and

Naomi Mwasambili, CEO of Chanua

Day 2 and our expert session was thoroughly enjoyable one. We met social business consultant Reetu Sood who introduced us to the Social Business Canvas.

I've started to use mine and hope to post a photograph of it at different stages until it is completed.

Later in the afternoon we met with the ambitious and lovely Naomi Mwasambili CEO of Chanua.

Naomi was so passionate about mental health and supports so many different initiatives she supports around the world. She is truly an inspirational lady.

 

video to be added

 

Day 2, Expert Session with Naomi Mwasambili at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 2, Expert Session with Naomi Mwasambili at the Good Hotel, London -

31st July 2018

 

To read more about the Social Enterprise Program and days 3-5 in London and 6-8 in Cornwall please click on here.

Best wishes to all the ladies on the program, may your ideas thrive and flourish.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

NAMA

Badiri Academy

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Vegard Olsen - The Coaching Partner

Reetu Sood - Social Enterprise Consultant

Naomi Mwasambili - Chanua

The Good Hotel

The Sustainable Angle

The London Textile Fair




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