Sej Patel
  • Female
  • London
  • United Kingdom

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Profession / role:
Education Projects Manager
Company / organisation:
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
I am looking to discover or buy
A way to build my knowledge of the fashion world and the steps being taken to make it ethical and fairer...
About me / About business or organisation:
So about me...I'm a hard working and enthusiatic individual. I would like to think that I'm a good friend, kind and caring, understanding and a very good agony aunt. I'm definitely out going and easy to get on with. I love socialising and meeting new people!

I'm interested in the world, international development and education, as well as fashion!!! I'd love to work in the fashion industry but more toward the international development side of it...promoting awareness of the fashion related issues happening across the globe!!!

At present I work for DEA, an education charity, as their Education Projects Manager. I am the managing agent for the DFID Mini Grant for England as well as the European Commission Capacity Building Fund. Both give me the opportunity to see the work being carried out by numerous organisations to promote development and awareness of the Millennium Development Goals and build capacity on a local, regional, national and international level. It is truly a rewarding role...
Career history / Company history:
I've had a few jobs in different sectors...

I worked as Marketing Assistant & Office Manager for a recruitment agency, dealing with the UK and International marketing of the company, including design and creative work, as well as recruitment.

I went on to work for Robinson Sterling NYC Financial Services where I had a variety of roles - Mortgage Administrator / PA to Paul Chakrabarti/ Events Co-ordinator. Whilst here, I also took part in the organisation of many events including one for Polio Children!

Following that I was receptionist for Department for International Development, and from there I worked as a fulfilments specialist for NetNames Limited - a domain management company!!!

Now I work as Educatioon Projects Manager for DEA an education charity. I've been here since May 2008 and absolutely love my job here!!!

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At 10:29 on May 8, 2010, Praveen Varshnei said…

Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.
We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons , costume jewelery
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:200 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available
We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.
Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.
Thanking you in the mean time.
Praveen Varshnei
Skype: buttonsnatural
At 6:39 on October 13, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hi Sej this is Udaya -- I have just come back from the hills above my village looking at nettle growing for the next season. I was in the army before and resigned as a full lieutenant. I wanted to do something for the development of Nepal and thought about developing Nepali yarns and textiles. That was 11 yrs ago. Glad you like the sites, we are developing new styles all the time so do keep checking back! Best, Udaya
At 6:13 on September 10, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Sej,
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 and to get an idea of what we do. I work with hemp, nettle, cactus, banana, bamboo . I also have a small workshop where we make bags, clothing and rugs from natural fibres. Hope to hear from you and would like to be your friend. Take care,

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