Swishing at FAIR! June 2015

Another exciting Date for your Diary: 13th June Here at FAIR we believe in ethical fashion in all senses. For this reason, we’d love to introduce you to Rags Revival. An amazing chance to swap in those garments that have been hiding in the back of your wardrobe for something you may just fall in love with.  For £5 you can bring up to 10 items of clothing or accessories to swap! From experience, we can .

Pop-up Shoe Shop at FAIR May-June 2015

Coming up at FAIR…  Date for your Diary: 30th May The brilliant shoes of Bourgeois Boheme will be making an appearance in FAIR! We will be holding a Pop Up event from 12-4pm on the 30th May, as we are sure you will love BoBo shoes as much as we do! Check out their website below for a preview of the type of selection we will have in store. There will also be healthy drinks and .

With the election just passed…’Who should have the power?’

With the election just passed, we have been regularly asked ‘who should have the power?’ When it comes to creating an ethical world, here at FAIR we believe you have the power. Every five years we elect a new government, but the real change of the World will come from you. As consumers we hold just as much, if not more power, the power for positive change. Fairtrade food has become a household name, .

World Fair Trade Day 9/5/2015: Be an Agent for Change

BE an agent for CHANGE: buy FAIR TRADE World Fair Trade Day: the inclusive worldwide festival celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, exploitation, climate change and the economic crisis With World Fair Trade Day on the 9th of May, we wanted to share with you some great things Fair Trade has brought about. People Tree is just one of the brands we stock that is certified Fair Trade. .

Growing Suchana

Each trip we make to Kolkata includes an excursion out to Khanjanpur outside of Santiniketan, West Bengal.  We visit Kirsty and Rahul Bose who set up Suchana school as a resource for local Santali, Kora and Bengali children.  Although the village children are educated in government schools they are taught in Bengali.  This a second language for the tribal children as the Santali and Kora tribes traditionally have their own spoken but not written .

Our Visit to Calcutta Rescue

At FAIR, we have been selling key rings from Calcutta Rescue for over 10 years, even before the shop on Queens Road opened its doors.  They have always been really popular.  Each visit to see this organisation in Kolkata, India opens our eyes even more to the many different things they do.  Calcutta Rescue provides free medical services as so many people cannot access medical services here in Kolkata.  We work with their Fair .

Fashion Takes Action

FASHION TAKES ACTION! On Tuesday 29th October, over a hundred people came to an event hosted by People Tree, to hear where the Fashion Industry was at 6 months after the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh. A number of topics were covered, with different representatives sharing their experiences and understandings of what makes Fair Trade stand out. The room was a mix of people, individuals yet to be convinced, others there for research and .

BAFTS Week and Autumn Collections: Celebrate Thursday September 26th

Introducing Autumn Collections 2013, BAFTS Week, The Fashion Revolution AND….look out for us in this month’s ELLE magazine! Celebrate the First BAFTS WEEK ever…21st-28th September BAFTS is the UK body for certification of Fair Trade shops and importers.  It certifies that all members sell a minimum of 70% of products by recognised Fair Trade organisations such as Fairtrade Foundation and WFTO. FAIR has been a member since 2009 and has just received a renewed certification for the next 12 .

Launching Oh So Shika’s NEW Collection

Our clothes tell a story…. from the disadvantaged women who take pride in producing beautiful garments as a means of providing for their families.  To the unique fabrics which have been thoughtfully sourced in Africa.  To the statement you make when you wear oh so shika.  To the vulnerable young people who are given a real chance to change their lives through education thanks to profits generated by oh so Shika garments.  Passionate about .

Responsibility in the supply chain

Responsibility in the Supply Chain In light of the recent Bangladesh garment factory collapse, FAIR’s team members will be posting about some of their thoughts here on our blog over the next few weeks. This week Amelia Glynn shares some of her thoughts on responsibility in the garment industry:  ____________________________________________________________ The recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh producing Primark, Mango and Matalan clothing amongst other brands has brought some much needed media .