Nick Savaidis

Founder and Director – Etiko Fair Trade

Nick Savaidis is the founder of Etiko Pty Ltd, the company behind not one but two fair trade brands: Etiko Fair Trade and Jinta Sport. Through these two brands his company pioneered the idea of ethically produced, eco-friendly clothing, footwear and sports gear in Australia. In the latest Australian Ethical Fashion Report, which looks at supply chains of 400+ fashion brands sold in Australia Etiko scored the highest ranking, an A+, for the 6TH time in a row, the only fashion brand to ever do so.

Collaboration from the Trenches

Social Enterprise founders will reflect on their own experiences working with peers, partners, suppliers and customers in growing their impact businesses. Hear from their positive and negative experiences about what worked, what was costly, what they wish they’d known and they way they collaborate in the future.

Moderated by David Carbines from Red Hat Impact, hear from three of Australia’s leading social enterprises and their (mis)adventures in collaboration

Session Outcomes:
Designed for impact leaders building their own social enterprise, participants will gain primary perspectives on:
1. What makes a good collaborative partnership.
2. The hidden costs of collaboration.
3. How they can better structure and approach their own collaborations.