Lis suarez Visbal
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Profession / role:
Company / organisation:
FEM International
Website (if you have one): /
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Retailer, Supplier, Tutor, Consultant, Other
I am looking to discover or buy
ethical designers interested in been showcased in Canada. Looking also for collaborative networks as we also do ethical business training locally and internationally
About me / About business or organisation:
a true beliver follower and instigator of women empwoerment throguh sustianble enterpreneurship. Passionate of international sustainable development I truly belive in the power of collective and in synergies.
Career history / Company history:
Founder of FEM international and NGO that promotes women empowerment through sustainable entrepreneruship. Instigator of ethical fashion movement in Canada , Organizer of Modethik the ethical fashion show of Montreal ( in its 5 edition) of ethical fashion incubator in Montreal ETHIK BGC, the ethical cocktails and co-producer of ETHIKA the first market study on ethical fashion in Quebec and Canada.
Speaker, trainer, coach and consultant for micro and small entrepreneurship artisans and fashion related businesses locally and internationally.
Extensive courses in gender and development
Advance degree in Admon and Finance from Harvard University
Bachelors in International Relations and Finance

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At 18:29 on January 8, 2011, Mary King said…

Hi Lis, Very interested to read your profile as I work with a womens cooperative in India whose whole ethos is based on womens empowerment through sustainable enterprise. You can read all about our inspiring story at

I would also like to add you to my friends list on EFF

Best regards



At 20:06 on January 7, 2011, David McGill said…

Hi Lis, great work. I agree completely about the empowerment of women through self-sustainability to achieve social benefits on a global scale. I dont acceopt donations of cash. I prefer supporters to purchase something Ive designed that links them to the recipients and generates greater interest.

This year Im running a series of 'Unity & Diversity' events in Scottish schools under the global education programme using fashion as the central element. Some of the outfits involved were designed by fashion undergraduates and along with a ready-to-wear range will be modelled by pupils. Not only fundraising but creating awareness and knowledge of different cultures through music art design food history and geography. I would like to see it rolled out across the northern hemisphere. 


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