This is an urgent request circulated through the yahoo group Sri Lanka-NGO-List. Hilary Murdoch is with Imapct Limited, an organization whose role is to empower and support individuals, organisations and companies to gradually transform the way they work, bringing about positive social change.
I am doing some research on behalf of a UK garment retailer whois making clothes with seashells sewn onto them. I am trying toinvestigate the social and environmental impacts of seashell harvesting and I wonder if you have any leads or information. I work for an ethicalconsultancy which advises retail companies on improving environmentaland social conditions in their supply chains.
Maybe you know of a journalist that has written an article aboutthis, a group that has done work on this or could give me the emailaddress of someone who might be able to help me? the garments are madein India but I do not know where the shells come from - potentially SriLanka, the Philippines, South Pacific or Indonesia?
Please do contact me directly if you have any relevantinformation. I need to collect this information really fast - really before the end of tomorrow!