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THRIVE TRADE

January 1, 2019

Thrive trade is a concept for evolving Fair Trade which is open to involvement or collaboration with the Fair Trade industry. It is an idea for a whole new level of supply chain accountability which would create transparency, benchmarks, and metrics around:

 

 

  • Ecosystem restoration

  • International worker's rights

  • How many individuals and families are positively supported by the energetic circulation of a resource, service, good, and/or transaction.

  • The energy of LOVE being the intrinsic reason for the expression of this circulation. Love is not defined vaguely but rather expressed diversely in the sense that each participant could broadcast their involvement in common vision on the basis of a Love for: family, culture, practice, work, nature, animals, learning, aesthetic, land, justice, craftmanship, etc.

  • The Restoration or ecological Stewardship (extending to both animals, minerals and ecologies) of ecosystems local to the regions where this circulation was routed.

  • The acknowledgement of cultural appropriation and empowerment of indigenous communities with the ability to restore justice, dignity, and engagement around cultural sovereignty. This is also for the social stewardship of global cultural nuances.

  • Systemic agility and agency to the fulfillment of the basic needs of our species in orchestration as experiences of ever-increasing unified Global prosperity

  • The disintegration of distinctions between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world countries as each community operates from the overflow of abundance using dynamics of Pay-It-Forward from a paradigm of Kindness on behalf of Global unity

 

An aspect of THRIVE TRADE is about the preservation of cultural diversity and nuance on a global scale. For example, protecting the art of Japanese Kimono making, Damascus steel, Venetian glass, Indian basket weaving, Peruvian Shipibo Textile Design, Hungarian Embroidery styles, African Basketry & Jewelry, Spanish Cobbling, etc. Preserving these practices also means opening up to rural and indigenous cultural performances, rituals, festivals, dances, and stories.

 

 

 

 

A database could be created where tribes or stewards of cultural sovereignty could reserve designs on a do not use basis due to its sacred nature or preference. Those who operate with indifference to this are notified and given an opportunity for their company to earn social stewardship credit in a public retraction of this offense. In contrast to this, the same tribes or stewards could upload designs for mutual benefit with strict guidelines of what is okay or not okay.

 

For example, A tribe could upload a basket-weaving design for production using upcycled techniques but prohibits its construction as a "knock-off" sold at a lower price. Providing and validating authentic sources of the original product which is circulated on their behalf as a sacred transaction which shares thousands of years of heritage. If at any point this proves to be out of alignment or opinion with the originators of this upload, they can revoke or annul the design usage immediately for further production while emerging efforts to restore an amiable relationship regardless of participation would be made.

 

 

 This applies to techniques, methods, and styles shared for compensated download or open-sourced usage. This can be a great medium for indigenous peoples to share their culture with the world via downloads which directly benefit them, rather than selling land to cover emergency expenses. With every relative design sold or downloaded, acres of rainforest could be protected. Such a goal could be achieved through a collaboration with various alliances or organizations committed to cultural, ecological and indigenous conservation.

 

(I recommend involvement with groups like www.pachamama.org and www.ran.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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