Shared Earth in top 40 exhibitors at Autumn Fair 2016, NEC Birmingham

Shared Earth picked by "Business & Industry Today" as one of the top 40 exhibitors from Autumn Fair this year!Shared Earth Wholesale is delighted to have been picked by Business and Industry Today as one of the top 40 exhibitors at the Autumn Fair at the NEC, Birmingham this year!

Business and Industry Today gave the following review:

“Shared Earth was one of the pioneers of Fair Trade in the UK, opening its first shop in York in 1986, and starting to wholesale to other retailers in 1992. Its founder Jeremy Piercy is also very concerned about environmental issues, and recycled and sustainable products are to the fore. These include not just recycled paper and glass, but many ranges unique to Shared Earth, such as best selling bicycle chain products from India, bags made from cement sacks from Cambodia, and recycled tin from Madagascar.

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Why Shared Earth reminds me of home

Lia - Liverpool

“Wow… I love everything in this shop!”

“…This shop makes me SO HAPPY!!!”

“…I wish I could spend all day, everyday in here..”

Those were my thoughts every time I’d come into Shared Earth. In fact, I was that customer that stays till 6pm, who you have to approach to say “just to let you know… we’re about to close…” every time I’d realise how long I’ve actually spent looking around the charming little shop, constantly finding more and more things that I like and that I would want my mum and friends to have. You see.. I have a soft spot for anything handmade. My appreciation, respect and admiration for anyone with the patience to create something beautiful and unique from scratch, whether mass produced or a one off, will never go away.

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Shared Earth celebrates 30 years of Fair Trade

Shared Earth celebrates 30 years of selling Shared Earth products

Shared Earth is celebrating a landmark anniversary, 30 years of selling Fair Trade products.

Rachael Maskell MP for York Central joined staff, guests and customers to mark the occasion in Shared Earth’s York shop.

Jeremy Piercy, who founded the business, said: “It’s a great feeling to know that you have kept a business going through many difficult years, when most of the shops around you have changed hands, often many times.

“This would not have been possible were it not for the wonderful support of our customers who obviously want to buy great handmade products, but they are also glad that their purchases are benefitting others and not just themselves.

“As a result of this call for a ‘fairer world’, many large chains and supermarkets have initiated ethical buying standards. These ensure that children are not exploited, artisans and factory workers have better working conditions, and raw materials are more sustainable. In this way Fair Trade has made a difference to millions of lives around the world, and I feel privileged to have been part of this process.”

Read The York Press article here.