Traid 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Traid (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) is holding an exhibition featuring top model Erin O'Connor (pictured below) who had just visited India. The trip was to check out an initiative by local organisation SEWA (All India Federation of Self-Employed Women's Associations), which is helping hundreds of garment home workers to increase their wages (by doing away with middle men). So far, Monsoon, Next, H&M and Gap are involved.
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Date: 1-10 February 2010
Venue: Richard Young Gallery, London, UK
 
 
Did you know that the UK is home to one of the biggest Himalayan diaspora communities outside of South Asia?

Event: Himalaya Film and Cultural Festival
Date: 28 Jan - 12 Feb 2010
Venue: Various; UK

Shown below: Frozen, a film that will be screened during the festival.

Film synopsis: Shot in the icy Winter of Ladakh, in India’s far north, Frozen is the story of a small family left without a mother. In debt and with few sources of income, Karma has difficulty supporting his two children Lasya and Chomo. Their lives become even more difficult when the army sets up camp a stone’s throw from their house.