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Safia Minney

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S2, E5: Safia Minney

The New Ism

Safia Minney is best known as the founder of pioneering ethical fashion brand People Tree, where every product, as well as being stylish, is made to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish. Safia is a trailblazer in ethical business and a leading influencer in sustainability, fair trade and fighting modern slavery. She has written nine books and is currently working on leadership for sustainability and climate action.  Safia and Mel talk about ethical, sustainable fashion, of course, but the conversation moves on to how we need to transform trade, and how we must value the resources and people that make our clothes and other products. Safia has strong views on what needs to be done to tackle the climate emergency, and on the power of the individual and the responsibility of the media. Finally, she and Mel discuss how we can nurture and upskill a new generation of socially conscious leaders who will be able to transform their organisations and their industries for the better. 


12 Jun 2019

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Safia Minney on today's burning issues

Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)

Safia Minney is the founder of People Tree, author, activist and serial social entrepreneur. She explores the vision required for an economy that avoids ecological collapse. This is about populating our economies with business models that put people and planet first, such as social enterprises that practice Fair Trade. This week, Safia has joined business leaders to call for an urgent redesign of global industry and why she is voicing support for Extinction Rebellion (more here: www.safia-minney.com). You won't want to miss Safia's insights on how we tackle the big issues of our age.


25 Apr 2019

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Safia Minney on Modern Slavery, Ethical Fashion and Sustainability - E50

all that we are with amisha ghadiali (formally known as the future is beautiful)

How many slaves are making your clothes? In this episode Amisha meets author, consultant and social entrepreneur Safia Minney, who founded ethical fashion brands People Tree and Po-Zu. Safia speaks to us about modern slavery: all the ways it is hidden in plain view and what she and others are doing to change the broken system that perpetuates it. Amisha and Safia discuss how the very fabric of our environments is part of a tangled web of human rights abuses and environmental degradation. We hear stories of some of the 41 million slaves worldwide who have been trapped in bonded labour, human trafficking. As awareness grows around modern day slavery and legislation begins to come in, big companies are forced to account for the treatment of workers in their supply chains. However, more still needs to be done. Safia tells us how we can act to make a change, refusing to stay complicit in a polluting and abusive system where the human and environmental cost of high-street fashion prices is just too high. “We need to find that appreciation for our food, for our clothes, for the products that we use and understand that these are not given to us. Nature doesn't give them to us free of charge- they come with environmental costs and they come with environmental risks and those risks are often borne by the most vulnerable people in the world” - Safia Minney Links from this episode and more at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co


31 Jan 2019

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Safia Minney, Fair Trade Fabulous

WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Press

If only all fashion was fair trade fashion. According to the Global Slavery Index 2018, fashion is one of 5 key industries implicated in modern slavery. In Australia, every year we import over $US4 billion worth of clothes and accessories at risk of being tainted by modern slavery. 40 million people globally are trapped in it, and 71 % are women.In this Episode, we hear from ethical fashion pioneer Safia Minney, founder of People Tree and Real Sustainability, on fair trade, The True Cost, and fashion activism. Safia is very inspirational indeed.Head over to https://thewardrobecrisis.com/podcast/2018/7/17/podcast-ep-49-safia-minney-fair-trade-fabulous to read yours and #bethechangeChat with Clare on Instagram and Twitter @mrspressTHANK YOU FOR LISTENING.Love the podcast? We are always grateful for ratings and reviews, or can you share it with a friend? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Sep 2018

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SOS018: Social Change agent Safia Minney On a Mission To End Modern Day Slavery In The Fashion Industry

She Owns Success

She is an author, speaker and mega change agent with a passion for social justice. Safia Minney is the Founder of PeopleTree, a fair trade fashion pioneer and online retailer that is driving change in the industry. 


6 Jan 2017