Born in Graz, Austria, 1972. Studied architecture at the Tecnical University Graz and Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona. Worked as carpenter and photographer in his 20‘s; Later as independend architect for 15 years. Lecturer at the Tecnical University Graz and the FH Joanneum University of applied sciences Graz. Certified mountain guide, certified systemic business coach. Leads a company with his wife Hélène for 14 years, specialised in trading fair organic and fair trade products, especially textiles.
He also worked for many years as a volunteer in a development association. The aim of the association is to support Fair Trade and organic production methods. Fair Trade is a worldwide movement that aims to make the global economy fairer. Fair Trade relationships should enable producers to work under safe working conditions, accompanied by social measures and for a fair wage. Organic production aims to protect the environment. In organic production, environmentally harmful production methods are strictly avoided. For almost 15 years, Andreas and Héléne have been combining all these topics in their company “Chic Ethic – Fair Trade Shop”. The company deals exclusively with products from Fair Trade and organic production. The products come from about 60 countries from over 100 different suppliers. A large part of the business is done with the sale of certified textiles.
For more info: https://chic-ethic.at/