Stitching Together a Sustainable Future for Refugees: Silaiwali & Fair Trade
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In this episode of the WFTO Podcast, Lucia Gilmozzi, part of our Communications Team, delves into the interconnectedness of the environmental and refugee crises with a special guest; Bishadweep Moitra, co-founder of the Fair Trade Enterprise Silaiwali. Discover how Silaiwali's mission to offer economic integration for refugees while repurposing fashion waste bridges the gap between the economy, people, and planet. Bish also explores the relevance of the Fair Trade movement in supporting displaced individuals and highlights the remarkable craftsmanship and cultural perspectives that women refug ..read more
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Social Procurement and its Impact On the Fashion Industry.
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In this episode, Tamara Cobussen, Guarantee System Manager of WFTO, chats with Caterina Occhio, passionate social entrepreneur, ESG and Sustainability advisor focusing on the luxury and fashion industry, and founder of Ethicarei and SeeMe, WFTO-verified enterprises. What is social procurement? And what is its impact on the fashion industry? What is the role of governments in advancing it and supporting Fair Trade producers? Together they answer all of these questions, highlighting the importance of Fair Trade Enterprises collaborating and providing their knowledge of ethical fashion to mainstr ..read more
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Redesigning the Fashion Industry: A Critical Look at Leather Production and Profit-Oriented Business Models.
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In this episode, WFTO collaborates with the Slow Fashion Movement to unpack the complex topic of leather and its impact on the fashion industry. Bhavna Mishra, the Global Strategy Lead for SFM, sheds light on the current discourse around leather, its exploitative production processes, and how we can move beyond misconceptions about the material. The discussion also emphasizes the need for more holistic business models and inclusive decision-making practices involving all participants in the fashion industry. Tune in to learn more about how we can collectively shift towards a more sustainable a ..read more
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Redefining women’s empowerment: Gender Justice and its links to economic degrowth
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?WFTO Podcast: In this episode, Zerrin Cengiz, Project Officer at WFTO, talks with Dr. Gisela Carrasco Miró, a scholar with a PhD in gender studies with over 8 years of experience in local economic development programs as well as consulting for several international organizations.  Together, they discuss the difference between the concept of women’s empowerment and of #GenderJustice, the role of economic growth and the importance of implementing degrowth strategies in order to achieve a fair and equitable world for all. Our podcast is also available on Spotify, Google Play and Apple Podca ..read more
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The importance of ethical consumption in the new economy
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The second part of our podcast is on Ethical Consumption. In this episode, Leida Rijnhout, our Chief Executive, emphasizes the role that individuals can play as consumers and citizens in contributing to building a sustainable society and the role of the advertisement industry in inducing unsustainable consumption patterns. According to the current economic system, constantly growing consumption rates fuel economic growth and wealth. However, not all production ensures environmental protection, human right, and sustainable development. For this reason, in this podcast, we delve into the importa ..read more
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Challenges and solutions for scaling up ethical consumption patterns
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On this week's podcast, Leida Rijnhout, WFTO's Chief Executive, shares her thoughts on the weaknesses of our broken economic system. Mass consumption is inevitably causing environmental damage and affecting more vulnerable communities worldwide. What could be the role of governments in facilitating the development of more ethical consumption patterns? Listen to our podcast to know how SMEs and domestic markets can play a crucial role in building a new ethical global economy. 12 January 2023 ..read more
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Provocateurs Not Philanthropists
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How can meaningful and lasting impact be created even with limited means? In our podcast episode, author and impact advisor Maiden Manzanal-Frank sat down with our Chief Executive Leida Rijnhout to discuss her new book “Provocateurs Not Philanthropists: Turning Good Intentions into Global Impact” — a practical handbook to navigate the complexity of systemic change from the bottom up. According to Manzanal-Frank, the real innovators are those who enable change starting from their own communities and societal spheres. Unlike philanthropists, provocateurs are not fixers nor they have silver bulle ..read more
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The future of Fair Trade fashion
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3y ago
What does the future of fashion look like and how are market opportunities shifting for Fair Trade Enterprises? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Christine Gent, Global Community Director of Fashion Revolution and MADE51 WFTO Fair Trade Expert, and Johny Joseph, Creative Handicrafts Director about brand transparency, conscious consumption and innovations and market opportunities for social enterprises and Fair Trade in the fashion industry ..read more
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Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices
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On this second episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade series we are joined by Michelia of TradeAid and Nancy of Freeset to discuss Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices in more detail. How did these these two Fair Trade Enterprises remain committed to Fair Trade practices during the pandemic, how did they initiate new projects to respond to the emerging needs and how has this crisis impacted their work ..read more
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Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability
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On this second episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade series we are joined by Selyna of Selyn and Martin of El Puente to discuss Fair Trade Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability in more detail. In response to this crisis, mainstream businesses have delayed, put on hold, or cancelled their orders, so how did these Fair Trade Enterprises respond to the challenges and how do they prioritise transparency and accountability in all areas of their work ..read more
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