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Fair Trade Connected


Fair Trade Connected

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Presented by Alexandra Doughty, The Décologist
Presented by Chris Hartley, Executive Director, Fair Trade Association

Exploring ways in which design and social innovation are increasing the impact of Fair Trade.

In this engaging and inspiring event the public will be taken on a journey of Fair Trade: exploring how Fair Trade engages with diverse and complex situations by utilising design and social innovation as an approach for change.

  • Learn about the principles which form the foundation of Fair Trade and how they connect with social and design intent.
  • Learn stories from social enterprises and design initiatives engaged at the grass-roots of the movement.
  • Learn how to support Fair Trade as a responsible and ethical consumer.

Alexandra has worked directly with fair trade based social enterprises in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines; developing products and production processes, whilst maintaining the value and significance of cultural elements embedded within the design and making process.

Through The Décologist, Alexandra continues to research and engage with fair trade and social enterprises globally, inspiring consumers, retailers, and designers to support Fair Trade and socially responsible décor, textiles and other products for the home. Alexandra is an associate member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and supporter of Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand.

Chris has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Fair Trade Association’s work, including defining and pursuing the organisation’s strategic vision and working with partner organisations. Chris has an extensive background working in the not-for-profit sector, particularly in the area of the human rights. Most recently, Chris was Senior Policy Officer with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, where he coordinated the organisation’s human rights law reform work. Previously Chris has worked as Coordinator and Solicitor at the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service. His work with homeless communities lead to his receipt of the Community Centre NSW Award and to his nomination for the Law and Justice Foundation’s Law Medal.

This program is delivered in partnership with MAKE+CONNECT, a study program within the School of Industrial Design, RMIT.



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