World Fair Trade Day 2018 and Modern Slavery

Safia Minney Fair Trade Day Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops

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 […]

Safia Minney and Caryn Franklin Rana Plaza Bangladesh

Safia Minney and Caryn Franklin, Rana Plaza 1 year on

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 that Fair Trade Fashion makes. On the morning of the disaster, […]

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 Tree), Antoinette Klatzky (Executive Director, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute); Ruby Veridiano […]

Fashion Revolution Week 2018 – events and lectures

London Sustainable Fashion Rooms_poster-digital_po-zu LOGOS

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 centre-stage during Fashion Revolution Week in this week-long community […]

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

Po-Zu wedding sneakers

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 wild orgies here. I’m talking about Fairtrade roses, and ethical, […]

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 specialsists to discuss what the fashion industry can do about micro-fibre pollution from clothing wash off.  Why should we care? Mircro-fibres caught the […]

‘Fair Trade’ added to Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Fair Trade

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 of the MDGs (Millennium Development goals) and SDGs (Sustainable […]

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, creating a fashion revolution. I built supply chains […]

Safia Minney, Fairtrade guest speaker at Oxford University’s Wadham College

Join us in Oxford for an inspiring evening Safia Minney MBE is delighted to announce that she will be guest speaker at Oxford University’s Wadham College for the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition AGM Monday 29 January 2018 6.30pm – 9pm. (share this via twitter here) Safia will be talking about her experiences of founding a Fair Trade […]

Reflecting on 2017

CS Lewis Quote Jan-18

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 you can start […]