MOBILISING YOUNG PEOPLE TO CREATE LOCAL AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Amisha Ghadiali runs a jewellery label and works with a fair trade workshop in India and UK focused charities. She has a strong belief in the role of creativity, making your mark.

She is also currently in two other related jobs.

As co-director of the Ethical Fashion Forum, she works with designers, suppliers, retailers to clean up supply chains. She helps people find market places.

She is also a host at the Hub in Kings Cross. The Hub was started by inspiring figures such as Anita Roddick and was formed as a result of a project in Soweto/Somalia. They also work with Careers Unltd, Space Inc and the Graduate Careers Fair recruitment day.

Amisha described The Hub as a way to house all of these energies and ideas, bringing people together, also making it fun collaboration. There are now 12 Hubs present all over the world.

She admitted she had a pessimistic short term view about unemployment and the current economic climate, with no jobs for people at the Ethical Fashion Forum despite some good interns.

However, there a spaces which are developing for young people. The Otesha Project mobilises young people to create global and local change.

The big question on how to change things in the long term is how to improve sustainability.

Amisha sees social enterprise as an opportunity to raise consciousness and how we see the world.

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