Friday, 20 February 2015

The Value of Ethical Trade

Pamela L’Intelligent will be attending the Fairtrade Fortnight event at the STUC centre on the 23rd February. To register for this free event email Helen Martin on

Pamela is a 44 Year old woman from Mauritius who has worked in the manufacturing industry since the age of 13. She started working at Entansia where she was a helper before being trained on sewing machines and starting as a machinist. Entansia made products from wool which could irritate the eyes, skin and the respiratory system. She left because she was being exposed to such unnecessary risks. After this she joined an established textile company in Saint-Pierre. During her time there she was blessed with a beautiful daughter who is now 19 years old.

Pamela then joined a fair trade company named Craft Aid. Joining Craft Aid has seen her develop her skills further. Initially she worked on different segments of a shirt, but now she works on different garments from start to finish. During her career at Craft Aid, she has managed to find a balance between her work life and her personal life, something that was hampered during the early parts of her career.

She is looking forward to telling you more about her story working at Craft Aid in Mauritius when she attends this event.  

Scottish Fair Trade Forum                              

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