The Story of Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba

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Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba is a 75 year old woman from Palestine. Despite all the challenges she has faced in life, her hard work and determination paved a better life for her children and even grandchildren. Nagla got married very young and despite growing up in a male dominated society, she always believed that women could also […]

Guide to the Management and Treatment of Water in Small Scale Dye Units

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Developed by Christine Gent for People Tree Foundation, this guide aims to “demystify some of the science and technology used in water treatment in a small scale dye unit” and “outline the basic principles and show that with correct processing, training and advice a cost effective solution can be developed”.  Please click on the link […]

SERRV Celebrates International Day of Happiness!

Established by the  United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on March 20th. SERRV celebrates this day with a very HAPPY video! The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach […]

“Our work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques”


In her article “Natural Dye Textiles From Grain”, Jaime Derringer (Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk) writes about the Grain duo of Chelsea Green and James Minola, who decided to rethink all their textile projects solely using unbleached or naturally dyed hand spun Guatemalan cotton. Check out their collection!

Living wage vs Minimum wage vs Fair wage


In his article “Minimum’ vs. ‘Fair’ vs. ‘Living’ Wages “, Eric Krell helps us understand the differences between living wage, minimum wage and fair wage. “At first blush, a country’s minimum wage rate may look like a definitive starting point for compensation planning. Upon scrutiny, however, global minimum wage rates raise more compensation and workforce […]

Toward a more Sustainable way of Business


“Our journey started in 1994 with one person, our Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson. Ray challenged our then 21 year – old company to adopt a bold vision, one that required new thinking and a new model for business. We didn’t have a map, but Ray’s vision was a compass for our journey. As we […]

Trade Show Visual Merchandising


Amy Meadows is an industry leader in Visual merchandising and is known for creating clever (and cost-effective) installations in Chicago and around the globe. Amy shares useful visual merchandising advise in her blog post “Trade Show Booths: Things You Need to Know to Make Great Visual Displays”. Step 1:  Strategic Signage Don’t rely too heavily on […]

Tips for Expanding Product Lines

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Products typically move through four stages: introduction, growth, maturity and decline. Products are in the decline stage when they no longer meet customer needs .To avoid losing business, companies must upgrade their existing products or develop new products that can compete effectively. Expanding a product line is an important growth strategy for small businesses that want […]


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