In this engaging and inspiring event the public

 DATE:21st May 2015
VENUE:Level 3 Lecture Theatre, RMIT
University Design Hub, Building 100,
Cnr Swanston & Victoria St, Melbourne.
FOR TICKETING VISIT: TIME:Open to the public from 12.00pm for a
12.30pm start (12.30pm - 2.00pm).
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.
Presented by
Alexandra Doughty,
The Décologist
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.
•Learn about the principles
Through The Décologist, Alexandra
which form the foundation
continues to research and engage
of Fair Trade and how they
with fair trade and social enterprises
connect with social and
globally, inspiring consumers, retailers,
design intent. and designers to support Fair Trade
•Learn stories from social
and socially responsible décor, textiles
enterprises and design
and other products for the home.
initiatives engaged at the
grass-roots of the movement. Alexandra is an associate member
of the World Fair Trade Organisation
•Learn how to support Fair
(WFTO) and supporter of Fair Trade
Trade as a responsible and
Australia & New Zealand.
ethical consumer.
Photography courtesy of: Baobab Batik, Swaziland • Basha Boutique,
Bangladesh • Indego Africa, Rwanda • Womencraft, Tanzania • Ocean
Sole, Kenya • Quazi Design, Swaziland • Raymisa, Peru • Coffee and farmer
images: Trade Aid and the Fair Trade Association
Presented by
Chris Hartley,
Executive Director,
Fair Trade Association
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.
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