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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
Meet Our Suppliers………
At the Fair Trade Shop, we offer a wide range of products ethically sourced from suppliers committed to the principles and practice of fair trade, many of which are certified. Information about the selected supplier and its product range can be found below, or click here to see our map showing product source locations. More information can be obtained from the supplier’s own web site by clicking the logo.……
Namaste, translated as ‘I greet the spirit within you’ was founded in 1997 by Sam Brummitt, following an inspirational 6 month trek circumnavigating the Indian sub-
Namaste is a small company with a strong ethical policy that is based upon the belief that the best way to reduce poverty in the developing world is through trade. It does not claim to be perfect but is honest and itsaim is to improve its own goals, aspirations and achievements as it develops in tandem with its producer partners. Namaste is proud to be a BAFTS Member, the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers, as a Fair Trade importer.
It aims to buy from small scale producers who use largely natural materials and traditional techniques to produce interesting and inherently beautiful articles. Namaste believes that the best way to help disadvantaged producers is to work with them in partnership through mutually beneficial and long term trade. It has helped over 100 producers to grow and develop since it started trading over 20 years ago.
To visit the Namaste web site and learn more of its operations, click the logo below.