- Published on 15 May 2013
Fairphone is a social enterprise based in Amsterdam whose mission is to develop a seriously cool smartphone that is designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet. Taking a step-by-step approach, Fairphone aims to make the story behind the production of electronics more transparent, raising the bar for the industry and giving consumers a choice for fairer electronics. The FairPhone will be affordable, ethically sourced and manufactured in decent conditions.
Fairness starts at production, which involves many different people and locations and goes from raw material input to assembly all the way to end-of-life and recycling. They also look at fairness through the eyes of a user, by offering fair prices, and fair options (ability to modify, root, dual sim, etc).
The phone will be available for pre-order exclusively via their website starting 21 May 2013.
- Published on 07 May 2013
Saturday 11th May 2013
01Come find our special pop-up shop in Grassroots, Glasgow
02Spend £5 and receive a free bar of new Divine Caramel Chocolate (while stocks last, available at both shops and pop-up shop)
03Sample the new 100g bars - 70% Dark Chocolate with Orange & Chilli and Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt
- Published on 30 April 2013
May 11th is World Fair Trade Day: an international celebration of trade justice, and an opportunity to look back on the remarkable progress made by Fair Trade producers, campaigners and supporters over recent decades. Fair Trade certified products have been commercially available since the late 1980s1, and are made in accordance with the movement’s key principles: a living wage and suitable working conditions for producers; environmentally responsible farming methods; support for social development in farming communities, such as the building of schools and health centres; protection of human rights, including a ban on child labour; and the promotion of equal rights for female workers.
- Published on 30 April 2013
How much do you know about the impact your shopping choices make?
Take a look at the Behind the Brands Scoreboard to find out how your favourite brands score in terms of land use, women's rights, small scale farmers, worker's issues, climate change, transparency and water use.
Do you think knowing more about the companies you buy from will change your habits?
- Published on 18 April 2013
Many thanks to everyone for all your warm wishes of support for our Glasgow shop. The number of people who have come in, emailed or phoned to express their commitment to the shop and given us new ideas and contacts has been wonderful.
We have now found a new tenant for the Great Western Road premises, they will be moving in early July. We will continue to trade until mid June.
We are also investigating funding and grant opportunities to continue our Fair Trade Education work so it will continue uninterrupted.
We are now concentrating on finding new low cost or rent free premises in the West End. We are also investigating some helpful options in the city centre. However, in the short term we really need your help to find: