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Craig Mawdsley (OneSeed) on Sweatshops, Textiles, and Micro-business for development

Craig Mawdsley is Director of OneSeed a textiles importing business bringing hand-made dresses, bags and other textiles from Cambodia to the markets of Australia. The business began around 6 years ago with Craig’s $500 tax return as seed capital and growing ever since with sales in 2011 expected to hit $100,000. In this podcast Craig explains the philosophy behind OneSeed, and what OneSeed does for the Cambodians employed by it. Along the way, we discuss international trade theory, labour laws, specialisation, micro-business and the notorious sweat-shops of Cambodia. Craig is also a graduate of Monash University and the second-year economics unit, “Prosperity, Poverty and Sustainability”.

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