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Women's Words Workshop - Gorton Library (November 2017)

Women's Words Workshop - Gorton Library (November 2017)

It was lovely to finally meet the team from the Women's World Project, Manchester in association with The Pankhurst Centre.

I had a lovely afternoon meeting strong willed, ambitious, beautiful women.

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Fair Trade #LiveFair #BeatPoverty and Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade #LiveFair #BeatPoverty and Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE

This year the World Fair Trade Organization asked for my support with their Anti Poverty Week 2017 campaign #LiveFair & #BeatPoverty.

During the week I attended a Coffee Morning organised by my friend Maryam and kindly asked ladies to support Anti-Poverty Week 2017, Dubai, UAE.

I talked about Fair Trade, Fair Trade Chocolate and Anti Poverty Week.

There were approximately 30 ladies present and I made a few fair trade friends.

I also asked my dear friend Joanna who was visiting me from Poland to model for me.

Joanna was a great sport and I am grateful for her support during Anti Poverty Week.

To read more please click here and support social and trade justice!

Thank you! Sabeena

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Kindness.org tribute to my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

Kindness.org tribute to my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

August 1st 2017 marks my mother’s 65th birthday.

My beloved mother was a ‘courageous woman, she was my first school of thought, love, compassion and my paradise.’

Mum was an extraordinarily humble, kind and charismatic lady.

She could strike up a conversation with anyone. An empathetic listener, amazing chef and gardener, she possessed a sharp wit and humour that would instantly lift your spirits.

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Fair Trade Pioneers - Christina Longden, The Lorna Young Foundation

Fair Trade Pioneers - Christina Longden, The Lorna Young Foundation

I would like to introduce you to another leading fairtrade pioneer and champion of the fairtrade movement of the United Kingdom, Ms Christina Longden.

Christina is a humanitarian, an accomplished author and Director (Fundraising/Information) at The Lorna Young Foundation.

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Fair Trade Coffee and Cake with Mums at the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery - Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade Coffee and Cake with Mums at the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery - Dubai, UAE

One bright and beautiful Sunday morning the 7th February 2016 to be precise. I and my merry fair trade supporters Saima and Fred visited the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery.

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Fair Trade Pioneers - Bruce Crowther MBE, The FIG Tree, United Kingdom

Fair Trade Pioneers - Bruce Crowther MBE, The FIG Tree, United Kingdom

The FIG Tree Garstang/Lancaster, United Kingdom

I first visited The Fig Tree October 2011 when it was a mere shell and was invited to a fair trade tea party, August 2012.

The enthusiasm, passion and the warm welcome I received was overwhelming and humbling. I was impressed by its amazing transformation.

I revisited The Fig Tree November 2016 where I was invited to participate in a Chocolate Master Class with the Godfather of Fairtrade Bruce Crowther MBE.

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Odylique Product Review, Videos and Photoshoot

Odylique Product Review, Videos and Photoshoot

Last year I had a couple of lovely online conversations with Abi Weeds Managing Director and Emma Hopewell of Odylique - Essential (Organics) Ltd.

I was particularly interested to support Odylique as it is a leading brand of cosmetics based in the United Kingdom that pride them selves on promoting their organic, vegan, fairtrade, cruelty free ethos and specialise in treating problematic sensitive, reactive and allergy prone skin.

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Fairtrade Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Dubai, UAE and Manchester, UK

Fairtrade Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Dubai, UAE and Manchester, UK

October will always be a special month for me. Its a bitter sweet feeling one of immense, love, pain and optimism.

This year I supported the Pink Caravan UAE team by volunteering at their breast screening tent during their first Pink Ladies Games.

I hope to ease the pain of losing Mum by working to prevent the disease through early detection.

I also decided to enrol on the Future Learn course ''Talk About Cancer.''

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Fair Trade Breaks Poverty and Anti-Poverty Week in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

Fair Trade Breaks Poverty and Anti-Poverty Week in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

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September 2016 Newsletter Blog Summary

September 2016 Newsletter Blog Summary

This September I re-launched my fairtrade organic baby and children's range, renewed my trade license, subscribed to the Ethical Consumer magazine supported the global goals for sustainable development and baked cakes for Macmillan Cancer.

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May 2016 Newsletter Video Blog

May 2016 Newsletter Video Blog

My recap of this months events and fair trade campaigns in the United Arab Emirates.

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World Fair Trade Day 2016, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

World Fair Trade Day 2016, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

This year I organised World Fair Trade Day 2016 at the inspirational Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery, Dubai the United Arab Emirates with the support of a few friends.

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April 2016 Newsletter Video Blog

April 2016 Newsletter Video Blog

After a brave four year struggle with metastatic breast cancer my beloved mother Meshar Mumtaz Bano passed away this month.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and I was blessed to be with her during her final hours.

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Fair Trade Schools, Dubai, UAE - Fair trade banana lesson

Fair Trade Schools, Dubai, UAE - Fair trade banana lesson

Fair trade Banana Lesson Plan

I was invited to teach fairtrade to a group of 25 children at the Star International School, Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

The children were enthusiastic and eager to learn about fairtrade. 

I decided to introduce the banana supply chain and used role play cards for them to understand and emphasise with the difficulties and challenges faced by farmers and banana workers.

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Fair Trade Pioneers - Visit to Traidcraft, UK - 2011 & 2015

Fair Trade Pioneers - Visit to Traidcraft, UK - 2011 & 2015

My Visit to Traidcraft

I recently visited Alistair Menzies at Traidcraft's head office, Gateshead, UK and was invited to provide input for a video the Traidcraft team is producing for FairtradeUAE.

This was my second visit to Gateshead and I was interested to learn about Traidcraft's new initiatives and fair trade products.

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