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Pachacuti Hats (and their founder Carry Somers)
"Carry Somers MA FRSA is a British fashion designer, social entrepreneur and fashion campaigner. She is founder of the global movement Fashion Revolution and founder and director of Pachacuti.
Somers founded fair trade hat brand Pachacuti in 1992. Pachacuti was the first company to be certified under the World Fair Trade Organization Sustainable Fair Trade Management System, the first International certification of a fair trade, sustainable production process. The WFTO certification "guaranteed practices, procedures and processes that demonstrate social, economic and environmental responsibility throughout the supply chain". Pachacuti's products were labelled Certified Fair Trade by WFTO UK0001-2009 to 2012.

Somers piloted the European Union Geo Fair Trade project from 2009–12 which traced products from the straw to the Panama hat weavers. 60 social, economic, geolocalisation and environmental indicators tracked annual changes. The pilot project mapped the GPS co-ordinates of Pachacuti's 154 weavers' houses in Ecuador, the parcels of land where the Carludovica Palmata grows, and the co-ordinates of the associations who harvest and process the straw.

At London Fashion Week in September 2013, People Tree Ltd. and Pachacuti were the first brands globally to launch the WFTO Fair Trade Guarantee System label.
Somers is founder of Fashion Revolution, a global movement which arose from the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013. Fashion Revolution Day takes place globally on 24 April each year and in 2016 grew into Fashion Revolution Week. Somers organised roundtable debates at the House of Commons and the House of Lords on ethics, sustainability and transparency in the fashion supply chain including Fashion Question Time in February 2015 and April 2016 and Ethical Fashion 2020:a New Vision for Transparency in June 2015. There are Fashion Revolution teams in almost 100 countries around the world.
Somers speaks nationally and internationally on Fashion Revolution, fair trade, entrepreneurship, sustainability, fashion and certification. She lectures on cruise ships in Latin America and the Caribbean on textiles, traditional dress, artisan handicrafts, indigenous peoples and fair trade.
Somers wrote the introduction to "Fixing Fashion" which looks at the impacts of consumer culture's addiction to disposable fashion, published in 2015 by New Society.
She is co-author of the book Working Ethically, which aims to help business owners find an ethical strategy which will benefit their suppliers, community and environment. She contributed a chapter to the book, published in 2014, Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship"

As of 201901 website seems down, alternative source: https://www.facebook.com/pachacuti

Fashionmeetsorganic  Fashion  Designer  SocialEntrepreneur  Sustainability  Eco  UK  hats  Textile  Fair_Trade  Education  processing  handmade  artisanal  Ethical_fashion  Brand  Transparency  certification  book  Expert  interview  luxury  sustainable 
january 2019 by eocas
Joanna Macy
From Wiki:
"Joanna Rogers Macy is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology."

She is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects (www.workthatreconnects.org), a ground-breaking theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change.

Based in California.

Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Environment  environmentalism  Expert  interview  Philosophy  Ecology  book  workshop  Framework  Social  changemanagement  Consultancy  USA 
january 2019 by eocas
Paul M Furley
Inspiring talented, kind-spirited fellow citizen / engineer / developer / mentor.

"I'm trying to build things to improve the world.

I care about human rights, internet freedom, equality.

I ❤ linux, python, crypto & security :)

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I’m a pragmatic Engineer with great people skills - I'm good at balancing technical decisions against user needs and working with non-technical people.

I get excited about Open Source, Linux, Python, Automating everything(!), Raspberry Pi, privacy, cryptography, Tor, machine learning, internet of things, renewable energy, open government, democracy, transparency... and lots more!"

Useful tutorials:
- Expirybot emails PGP users before their key expires
- Taking Back My Data, Part 1: Move from Dropbox to Nextcloud
- Hardening my Development Machine
- The Difference Between GPG, GnuPG, PGP and OpenPGP

Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Lifestyle  Python  interview  Politics  democracy  Transparency  IoT  Expert  machine-learning  Automation  Linux  Tutorial  opensource 
october 2017 by eocas
Press clip from "That's Beijing / That's Shanghai"; short interview from Marianna Cerini with Amihan Zemp.

designer  interview  PR  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
Interview with Ma Ke Eco Fashion
interview with Ma Ke, a chinese eco designer

There is also a documentary from Jia Zhang-ke about the Chinese fashion industry where Ma Ke is being interviewed:

2011/0408 AMZ
designer  Market_Report  interview  eco_brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2011 by eocas
ERP pioneer Jan Baan on impact of BPM
Quote: "Change is the enemy of ERP, in Baan's current assessment. The trouble with classic ERP is "it becomes spaghetti if you try to change it," he said." amongst other quotes
ERP  BPM  Zotero  Interview  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
february 2010 by eocas

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