It Should Just be the Way Clothing is Made

As I write this I see that Dorsu is approaching its crowdfunding campaign tipping point, and that fills me with great happiness. I first met Hanna Guy, who instigated and enthused so many with the Dorsu idea, when she applied for an Anti-Poverty Award during Anti-Poverty Week  in 2011 (see a report on Hanna at p18 of this:…/…/connections_unitingcare_anti-povert ). Notice that I didn’t call Hanna a co-CEO or a founder, because while those terms would be suitable, Hanna has undertaken the work of developing this project with the extreme humility of a real community builder. The work is not "about her", it's not about massive up-scaling and rock-star status. Dorsu is about real relationships amongst people in Cambodia working to attend to the complexities of their own context, and through that connecting with people in Australia and around the World. I love this line from the campaign video “its….. what we call a social or ethical business, but we really shouldn’t have to call ourselves that. It should just be the way clothing is made.”

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