My name is Laricea Ioana Roman and I am a student at Kingston University, London (KU ID 0942659). I am doing a Master in Marketing, Advertising and Communications and at the moment I am writing my Dissertation. My topic is related to ethical clothing, more specifically, I am investigating how personal values influence customers' decision to buy ethical clothing. In order to come up with some answers for my topic, I need some opinions from people who actually bought ethical clothes.
Hello there Jenny,
About five or six years back, I tried desperately to join Fair Trade here in Nepal as many of my clients at the time thought it was a good idea. I was just ignored here by the fair trade office and the reason I found out was that I was not a NGO. About upto two or three years back, only NGO's were allowed to join the Fair Trade group which was not fair at all and so I trade fairly. I do believe that TRADE and not AID is the answer for countries like ours. I could join fair trade now but am not interested. I do pay my people more than others do and I think I have looked after the physical, emotional as well as the mental working conditions of my group here. Now I am setting up different nettle producing groups in different districts of Nepal and that is what I am involved with at the moment. I understand you have your limitations and have no complains. I still do not think I want to register for fair trade. Take care and thank you for your reply. If there is anything i can do from Nepal, feel free to shout in this direction. Take care,
If you're interested in Ethical Fashion (which I guess you probably are, being on this network) and live in the Bristol area, come on down to Tantric Jazz at 8pm on Thursday 24th September. It's a lovely little Jazz cafe in the centre of Bristol.
We can put some faces to names of others on the network, and generally have some fun meeting like-minded people and drinking coffee (or your preferred beverage). Abbie. x
Hello there Jenny,
I have been working with natural fibres in Nepal for a long time now and can supply you with fibre, yarns, textiles, as well as finished goods. Please have a look at www.heavenhemp.co.uk and www.wildweaves.co.uk to get an idea of what we do. I work with hemp, nettle, cactus, banana, bamboo . Hope to hear from you and would like to be your friend. Take care,