Jan 23, 2018
Elisha employs people from a refugee background to manufacture ‘everyday cotton underwear for women’ locally-crafted in New Zealand. Red Cross migrant/refugee resettlement programme volunteer, commercial lawyer, and CEO of social impact business NISA Clothing; I explore some of her 'why' - motivations and stories of her journey (in)to social business.
Show notes and links:
‘Volunteering in the abstract is a bit pointless’ - Elisha Watson
On not being a ‘girly girl’ - EW
NISA 28th February launch - direct to consumer
Q. Why social enterprise as a business structure?
Q. Advice for people thinking about volunteering?
Q: Is the story the product or is the product the product?
The importance of industry mentors
Origin of ‘Nisa’: Arabic for Woman
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