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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.……
Shared Earth began as a small shop in York in 1986. Jeremy Piercy, founder and Managing Director, travelled to India after leaving school and wanted to do something to help redress the imbalance of wealth in the world, work together with people from different cultures, and at the same time earn a living. Fair Trade was the obvious answer and the original shop contained a wide mix of products from Asia, Africa and South America. Also high on the agenda was addressing environmental problems and the shop was an excellent way of making recycled and sustainable products available and publicising the issues.
As a Fair Trade company, it believes in ensuring that the artisans who make its products get a fair wage and work in a safe and healthy environment. It tries to make sure that the community as well as the individual benefits from the trade, and it visits as many suppliers as possible to check that fair standards are being applied, for instance adequate lighting and ventilation in the workplace, no child or forced labour and gender equality.
Shared Earth now imports its own unique home and giftware, jewellery, fashion accessories, wood, ceramics, paper, soapstone and kids ranges making them the largest retailer and wholesaler of Fair Trade products in the UK.
To visit the Shared Earth web site and learn more of its operations, click the logo below.