Lead for Change Blog
Elisha Chan is the new Executive Director of Fair Trade LA and the founder of Elisha C., an ethical brand on a mission to end poverty through job creation. She found her passion while traveling on many Haiti trips as a student at UCLA and started her social enterprise six months after she graduated. She […]
Fair Trade Coffee is offered throughout the day on Fridays in the Administrative/Faculty Coffee Stand.
MidWestOne Bank is a community driven local bank. With branches across Iowa City, they recognize the importance of giving back by sponsoring numerous local activities along with providing employees with designated volunteer hours.
Join us for an inspiring evening exploring ethical apparel choices including a fair trade fashion fair, inspiring guest speakers, and a ‘Sustainable Style’ fashion show! Fashion Revolution Week occurs every year in remembrance of the Rana factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,138 people due to gross negligence of safe working conditions. This year, several […]
Nasreen Sheikh ran away from her village in Nepal at the age of 11 to escape forced marriage and oppression. She worked 12-15 hours a day in a sweatshop in Kathmandu and slept on the floor. At 16, she launched a women’s sewing cooperative and a foundation to help other young women and children in […]
Students will be able to learn more about the fair trade certification. Students will also be told what & where fair trade products are all around the Colby-Sawyer campus.