Human Trafficking : Episode 3 in our series of videos

Human Trafficking Safia Minney writes: There is a poster at one of my favourite Fair Trade projects that always haunted me. Warning villages to beware of human traffickers and to protect their children from them. I couldn’t imagine how in this beautiful village of craft industry children and young women could be vulnerable. But sure […]

Slavery still exists – The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

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Here we are nearly 70 years later.  December 2, The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, marking the adoption by the UN General Assembly for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of Others in 1949, yes, 1949! That was after WW2 and before the globalisation of supply chains as […]

Broken Fashion – sustainability and workers’ rights

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With the BBC asking today “Can the ‘broken’ fashion industry become more sustainable?” Safia Minney writes: “Slow fashion has a low-environmental impact and high -social impact. It transforms lives and communities. The current fast fashion model is dysfunctional, being highly exploitative and polluting. We need to use clothing as a tool for change by increasing […]

Austria, DariaDaria and the Clean Clothes Campaign

Safia Minney in Vienna

A guest in Vienna, with DariaDaria and the Clean Clothes Campaign This week Safia visited Vienna, to speak at the beautiful arthouse cinema GartenbauKino in the heart of the Austrian city. ENTUZIASM KinobetriebsGmbH have been organizing events  since 2016, on different environmental issues, from Zero Waste to Minimalism, from Water to the Paris Climate Conference. Safia […]

2018 annual UK TOP100 corporate modern slavery influencers’ index rankings announced

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Safia Minney, MBE, has been recognised as the #9 influencer in the inaugural 2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index. Index recognises individuals from all business sectors, third sector, media and academia who are influencers in raising awareness to end modern slavery and labour exploitation. The inaugural 2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern […]

Po-Zu launches The Christmas Sustainable Style Edit

Po-Zu launches The Christmas Sustainable Style Edit

Sustainable Style Edit Could there be a clearer message from our planet, than the climate change of this summer and last few weeks, that we need to live more sustainably? The anti-plastics debate has hotted up too, with supermarkets moving to ban plastics from its fruit & veg aisles, and few fashion debates don’t touch […]

Sustainable Fashion Night, Shoreditch

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Safia Minney speaking at the Sustainable Fashion night 17 July 2018, Shoreditch, London Organised by @OurFutureRocks @carlinnovates Safia Minney joins panel of evolutionaries (more to be announced soon): Orsola de Castro, Founder & Creative Director Fashion Revolution @orsoladecastro @Fash_Rev  Safia Minney, Managing Director Po-Zu, Founder, People Tree @SafiaMinney,  @slavetofash, @po_zu David Greenfield, Organiser, Circular Economy […]

World Fair Trade Day 2018 and Modern Slavery

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Is this you? Do you LOVE Fashion? HATE Sweatshops? 1) READ: Slave to Fashion Safia Minney’s book raises awareness of modern slavery in the fashion industry, shows how it can be eradicated by business & consumers. Available here from publisher New Internationalist or on Amazon UK/US. 2) CELEBRATE: World Fair Trade Day – 12th May […]