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Jan 23, 2018

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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.

Episode support from: BizDojo Wellington, Collider Wgtn

Show notes and links:

Refugee programmes | New Zealand Red Cross

Volunteering | Refugee programmes | New Zealand Red Cross

‘Volunteering in the abstract is a bit pointless’ - Elisha Watson

Nisa - Ethical Organic Cotton Underwear – nisa

On not being a ‘girly girl’ - EW

NISA 28th February launch - direct to consumer

Nisa: underwear with a mission | PledgeMe

Social enterprise Nisa employs former refugees to make underwear | Stuff.co.nz

Q. Why social enterprise as a business structure?

Social enterprise Nisa employs former refugees to make ...

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

An-Nisa - Wikipedia

Angelus Hut: Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson/Tasman region

People:

Nisa - Ethical Organic Cotton Underwear – nisa

nisa (@nisaclothingnz) • Instagram photos and videos

nisa - Home | Facebook

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David Binstead: Twitter @david_binstead

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