2008 - Visited Fair
2008 - Studied Islamic Banking and Insurance.
2009 - Established The Little Fair Trade Shop.
2010 - Featured in the National UAE Newspaper.
2010 - Visited Fair Trade Bali and producer group Arum Dali Mekar.
2011 - Participated at WOMAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2011 - Visited Traidcraft, Gateshead, UK.
2011 - Conducted interviews with Sabah Pakistan Rawalpindi, The Dominion Traders and other NGOs in Karachi.
2011 - Met with Miki Mistrati, the producer of The Dark Side of Chocolate.
2011 - 2013 - Traded at the Ripe Market, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2012 - Completed my first "Six Items Challenge" for Labour Behind The Label.
2012 - Visited The FIG Tree Garstang, UK and met with Bruce Crowther MBE and Rita Verity.
2012 - Completed 10km run for breast cancer. Nights of Neon for The Christie Manchester.
2012 - 2015 - The business became a secondary concern as caring for my mother was my main priority.
2012 - Attended the Fairtrade Annual Supporters Conference, London, UK.
2013 - Fairtrade interviews of Mrs Nisreen and The Dominion Traders featured on the Royal Society of Arts website.
2013 - Visited Sonia's Smiles and Rita Verity, Haworth.
2013 - Presented fairtrade to my primary school, The Old Moat Primary School in Manchester, UK.
2013 - Attended the Fairtrade Annual Supporters Conference, Kensington Town Hall, London, UK
2014 - Conducted a live Skype fairtrade presentation with ESOL students at Hugh Baird College, Liverpool, UK.
2014 - Visited Hadeel Palcraft, Edinburgh, UK.
2014 - Visited Maximus and Selyn, Sri Lanka.
2015 - Started working on the re-launch of The Little Fair Trade Shop website with Helen Barlow at One Line Ethical Design Studio.
2015 - Interviewed fairtrade producers The Dominion Traders and other NGOs in Karachi.
2015 - Taught fairtrade to children at the Star International School, Dubai, UAE.
2015 - Presented Fair Trade to parents at the Home Grown Children's Eco Nursery, Dubai, UAE.
2016 - Relaunched The Little Fair Trade Shop website.
2016 - Began development of fairtrade sustainable packaging with a dual purpose:
1) implement Fair Trade Principle number 10 - protect the environment
2) in memoriam of my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano who loved gardening.
2016 - Completed my fifth Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.
2016 - Re-launched the my fairtrade organic baby and children’s range. See the September 2016 Blog Summary.
2016 - Received the Environmental Award 2016 by Super Sisters Dubai.
2016 - Featured in AnaHata Dubai’s Community Service Blog - Anti Poverty Week in the UAE. Read my interview here.
2016 - Won a Social Enterprise pitch competition organized by the Middlesex University Business School, London, UK. Read Dr Sara Calvo Martinez’s letter of support here.
2016 - Participated at the Swiss Business Council Christmas Market, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Watch the December 2016 video blog.
2017 - Had dinner with Amna Al Haddad, the UAE’s first female weightlifter. Watch the January 2017 video blog.
2017 - Recorded a video for World Cancer Day 2017. Watch the February 2017 video blog.
2017 - Participated in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label for the sixth consecutive year. Read the blog here.
2017 - Participated in the Terry Fox Run, Dubai, UAE. Watch the February 2017 video blog.
2017 - Celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2017, Dubai, UAE. Read the blog here
2017 - Met Jo Malone and Nadiya Hussain at the Emirates Airline Literature Festival 2017. Watch the March 2017 video blog.
2017 - Celebrated World Fair Trade Day, Dubai, UAE. Read about fair trade in Dubai here
2017 - Featured in the My Bayut ‘’Ramadan Gift Guide 2017’’. Watch the May 2017 video blog.
2017 - Received results for Genetic Testing. Watch the April 2017 video blog.
2017 - Signed up for DO NATION. Watch the June 2017 video blog.
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