Shared Earth is one of the UK’s leading importers and suppliers of Fair Trade, eco-friendly, ethical and recycled/re-made products, selling a wide variety of wholesale gifts; home and fashion accessories, jewellery, cards and games. They release hundreds of new product lines each year, from sixteen countries across Asia, Africa and South America.
They encourage the use of sustainable materials, and offer a large selection of recycled Fair Trade products.
As a fair trading company, they try to ensure that:
the artisans who make their products get a fair wage
there is no exploitation (for instance of children)
women are treated equally
the community and those most in need of work benefit from our trade
Not all their products are Fair Trade, some they buy because of their eco credentials. Others they describe as ‘ethical’ because whilst the supplier has not yet reached the highest standards of Fair Trade, they are happy that they trade in an ethical manner where staff are treated fairly, the workplace is safe and there is no exploitation of women or children.