Socially & Environmentally Responsible Cocoa Production

with Céline Semaan

Part of the Series:

From Food to Fashion

in partnership with

The entire business model of a chocolate company is established on exploitation and free labor. Do you know where your cocoa products/chocolate come from? In partnership with Tony’s Chocolonely, this class unpacks the realities behind the chocolate that we consume and the ways in which to produce cocoa in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

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Céline Semaan

Céline Semaan is a Lebanese-Canadian researcher, designer, public speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and executive director of Slow Factory, an institute and lab that transforms socially and environmentally harmful systems by designing models that are good for the Earth and good for people. She currently sits on Progressive International’s Council alongside Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy and has published in Elle, the New York Magazine and Teen Vogue. Her inter-disciplinary work at the intersection of fashion, climate, and politics has been covered by numerous news and fashion outlets.