THE ETHICAL
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World Fair Trade Day 2018 and Modern Slavery

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...

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Safia Minney and Caryn Franklin Rana Plaza Bangladesh

Caryn Franklin became one of my closest friends after visiting Bangladesh in 2014 together to meet injured victims and families of the garment factory workers that lost their lives in the Rana Plaza building collapse the year before – and to understand the difference...

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Safia Minney, speaking engagements, April to July 2018

Safia Minney, MBE, author, activist, MD of Po-Zu & founder of People Tree, will be speaking at the following events: 1) Monday 23 April 2018 - Fashion for Good in Amsterdam 19:00 - 20:00 - Panel with Ethical Fashion Trailblazers - Safia Minney (Founder, People...

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Fashion Revolution Week 2018 – events and lectures

5 years after the Rana Plaza building collapse we need to be asking ourselves what has changed? [London Sustainable Fashion Rooms - EVENT: Monday 23 – Sunday 29 April, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL From niche to norm: Ethical fashion and footwear takes...

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Books in my DNA? Safia Minney, Author

Safia writes: Books in my DNA? Yes, books kind of run in my blood. My Grandparents ran a book publishing house and book shop in Zurich. They published political books, papers and religious books. My Mother and her sisters studied librarianship. Before the days of...

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The perfect Valentine’s – how to do it, like you MEAN it

Safia writes: Let’s go to our favourite jazz venue, feast on organic food, melt away into each other’s eyes, openness and arms and… surrender. That’s my fantasy but somehow I get stuck every Valentine’s Day on campaigns about sharing the love. I’m not talking about...

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Plastic micro-fibre pollution from laundry in tap water

Flo Nolan, ethical fashion lifestyle writer, interviews Safia Minney and discusses plastic micro-fibre pollution in tap water, from laundering clothes. You spoke at the Fashion SVP seminar "Sustainable Sourcing: Fresh Challenges, New Opportunities” bringing together...

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‘Fair Trade’ added to Encyclopedia Britannica

Safia Minney writes: Great to see the new entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica for Fair Trade after over 30 years of what many would argue is the most significant grassroots movement for social justice and sustainability of our time. It has also led to the development...

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Creating a Fashion Revolution

Some lovely people recognise me as the pioneer of sustainable fashion, they even stop me to chat on the tube in Tokyo or London. I started my journey 27 years ago in Japan where I created People Tree the world's leading Fair Trade and sustainable brand, indeed,...

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Reflecting on 2017

Thank you for all your support last year! 2017 was a tough year for many… A year that many of us felt a shift… A year when many of us felt that through the transition good things could come…in the words of C.S.Lewis: "You can't go back and change the beginning, but...

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