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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Books in my DNA? Safia Minney, Author

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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 computers they were expected to have read every book in the shop and were expected […]

20 February 2018 is the United Nations’ “World Day of Social Justice”

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The theme for 2018 is – Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice. Safia writes: I started as a human rights activist, then became an ecologist and then realised that I needed to become a social entrepreneur to prove that business could be done differently. That business could be a cause for rights […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]