Safia Minney MBE kicks off Fairtrade Fortnight in Brighton and Hove with a signing of her latest book.
The FAIR Shop is delighted and honoured to be hosting Safia Minney MBE for a book signing and presentation on Saturday 25th February at 5pm. The evening will kick off Fairtrade Fortnight across the city and include a presentation by Safia followed by a Q&A session.
Tickets to the event can be found at:
https://RegenerativeFashionSafiaMinney.eventbrite.co.uk Free for anyone using code at checkout - Regenerative5
Who is Safia Minney
An award winning, international social entrepreneur, speaker and advisor, Safia has 20 years+ experience as a Global CEO of the company she founded, People Tree, developing the first sustainable and Fair Trade supply chains and standards with advisory roles with industry bodies. Safia is seen as a thought leader in sustainable fashion and influencer in Sustainability and Modern Slavery. With extensive experience in Japan, Asia and Europe she has authored many books, documentaries and films on Fair Trade and sustainability in English and Japanese. Safia received an MBE for services to Fair Trade and Fashion industries.
REGENERATIVE FASHION Synopsis:
“As our climate, ecological and social crises converge, urgent action is needed to maximize our chances of survival. A new commercial approach is possible, but it requires a systemic shift, with companies learning to operate as part of a wider 'ecosystem', allowing fashion to restore what it has taken.
Regenerative Fashion presents a roadmap for new ways of doing fashion. To keep our planet safe, we must cut production and end our dependency on fossil fuels. We must also create dignified livelihoods for the millions of people working in the industry. By using natural resources, paying factory workers and farmers a living wage and scaling up craft production, we can not only rebuild soils, ecosystems and biodiversity, but also support decarbonisation, regenerate communities and ensure a just transition for all.
Part guide and part manifesto, this book shares stories of our interconnectedness with the natural world and each other, divided into sections on Nature & Materials; People, Livelihoods & Crafts; and New Economy & Leadership. Fully illustrated throughout, it features interviews from best-practice designers and businesses around the world, as well as thought pieces from leading campaigners within the industry”
Other Fairtrade Fortnight Events
You can also see Safia in the The True Cost film hosted by the Brighton and Hove Fair Trade Steering Group.
On the 7th March at 6pm the steering group will be hosting a film screening of The True Cost directed by Andrew Morgan at the University of Sussex in the Jubilee building, room 155.