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Conscious Consumer Activism w/ Swatee & Devi, co-founders of Remember Who Made Them
On this episode of The FIT Podcast, we speak with Swatee Deepak and Devi Leiper O'Malley, co-founders of Remember Who Made Them about consumer activism in the fashion industry. Remember Who Made Them is a six-part podcast series, digital campaign, and fundraiser that aims to help energise a new solidarity economy in fashion. This episode kickstarts our week-long campaign in honour of #InternationalHumanSolidarityDay to raise awareness for garment workers in the Global South and around the world, tell their stories, and help our community do their part to amplify their voices.
Swatee works with private and public foundations in strategy development and design works with individuals and families on their wealth redistribution strategies, and oversees a portfolio of businesses and start-ups across sustainable fashion, music, events, and the arts. Swatee has significant experience in supporting movements, starting and leading organisations through growth and transitions across feminist philanthropy investments, human rights-based development agencies, socially-minded businesses and the arts. She was previously Director of With and For Girls and The Stars Foundation and is a Board member of EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation and the Global Fund for Children. She is Indian and British and draws strength from bridging and convening for collaborative action across all she does to work for a world of justice and liberation for everyone.
Devi works in social justice and philanthropy, supporting funders and feminists to redistribute resources. She has over a decade of experience working with women’s funds: she previously was Co-Executive Director of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund and currently is a Board Member of Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific. In addition to supporting strategy and program design, she is exploring more work on narrative shifts and cultural changes for feminist movements and philanthropy. She is Cambodian and US-American, and an aspiring artist!
Doing your part
To join forces with the Remember Who Made Them campaign, follow them on Instagram www.instagram.com/rememberwhomadethem or Twitter www.twitter.com/made_them. Alternatively, you can donate directly to garment workers through their fundraiser https://www.patreon.com/Rememberwhomadethem?fan_landing=true. To learn more visit their website www.rememberwhomadethem.com/resources.
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