Unpacking backpacktivism: Facing fair-trade fashion

Today marks one month before I embark on my first trip to Bangladesh.

In December 2016, I graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion) and Bachelor of Business (Marketing). My degree took me in many unexpected directions, beginning with a dream to become a wedding dress designer but instead, finding a passion for ethical supply chain management. In my final year of study, I focused my graduate collection on educating consumers about some of the issues in fashion production and consumption, such as cotton production, dye waste and workers’ rights.

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Impact Social Enterprise 2017

When I told people that I would be spending my weekend – both entire days, Saturday and Sunday! – doing university-related things instead of enjoying the sub-Summer temperatures like the rest of Brisbane, many people told me that something must’ve been wrong or I needed the extra credit.

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Social Enterprise – Delivering a Case for Change

Last weekend, I was one of ten fortunate QUT students to attend the Impact Social Enterprise Conference. The Impact Conference is an event aiming to spread awareness of social enterprise and develop the ideas of young social entrepreneurs. Being a socially aware business student, it was fantastic to be put in a position with so many similar, forward thinking students to grow and develop ideas.

Impact Conference

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