- Published on 27 February 2014
Come and hear about Nepali paper from Get Paper Industries, a fair trade hand-made paper co-operative in Kathmandu.
This free event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (John Hope Gateway) will be on this Sunday 2nd March from 1-4pm
Learn all about fair trade hand-made paper, and the co-operative in Kathmandu that makes it, Get Paper Industries. There will be a 30 minute talk to start followed by an afternoon craft session.
This is a free event for all ages.
- Published on 19 February 2014
Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 is definitely the year we all go bananas! The Fairtrade Foundation are running a campaign to transform the banana industry. Cheap bananas are threatening farmers' futures - over the past 10 years the price of loose bananas in many UK supermarkets has almost halved, while the costs for farmers growing them has doubled. Read more about Foncho and the Fairtrade Foundation's campaign on fairtrade.org.uk
Saturday 1st March 2014 - Leith - 10am - 2:30pm - Free event
Edinburgh Fair Trade City is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and have a special public celebration and Family Fair on Sat 1st March at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG from 10am – 2.30pm.
There will be fun activities for kids including sculpture-making and storytelling from the wonderful Mara Menzies, stalls, live music, free refreshments and talks from visiting paper-makers from Nepal. Take a look at some photos from last year's event on our Facebook page.
Saturday 8th March - Edinburgh Zoo - 11am - 3pm - Free with Zoo Entry
Come and celebrate Fair Trade fortnight at Edinburgh Zoo on Saturday 8th March with the Edinburgh City Fair Trade Group. The theme of this year’s Fair Trade Fortnight is bananas and what better way to celebrate than to watch the Zoo’s chimps chowing down on some.
There will be activities running in Budongo, Edinburgh Zoo’s state of the art chimpanzee facility, along with a visit from two Nepalese fair trade producers. Come down and find out about how they make handmade paper from waste materials such as banana fibre, straw and recycled paper!
- Published on 19 February 2014
For those that have been asking, here it is! The Easter Egg selection for 2014. We will have a selection of chocolate eggs from Divine Chocolate, Dubble, Green & Black's, The Meaningful Chocolate Company (The Real Easter Egg), and Moo-Free.
Yes, Easter isn't until the 20th of April this year, but we would love it if you could get your orders in by FRIDAY 28th MARCH
As our stocktake is being held on Sunday 30th of March, we would like to have as many loose ends tied up as possible by then.
- Published on 06 February 2014
Please contact us ASAP if you need a stall for Fairtrade Fortnight. We are delivering to Glasgow (dates tbc) so don't delay if you need stock for your stall or event in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Download the tuckshop list (food & drink)
If there is anything you don't see on here that you would like to feature on your stall, please just ask.
Our handicraft list will be available shortly. In the meantime, here are some images of what you can expect to see! Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee all of the items will be available. Most of these below will be available for around or under £2.00.
- Published on 24 January 2014
We at One World Shop are aware that keeping our people hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the day.
As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid. Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our organisation the opportunity to also help those further afield less fortunate than ourselves.
Our decision to install a water cooler from AquAid means that for each machine that we have, we have donated £20 per year per cooler to The Africa Trust. Through our contributions to The Africa Trust an Elephant Pump has been installed in Africa on our behalf. This pump will bring much needed clean, fresh drinking water and improve the quality of life of those who will have access to our well.
We are SO excited to finally see a photo of our Elephant Pump in action! We would highly recommend installing a water cooler from AquAid so that more Elephant Pumps can be built and more lives can be saved.
Click here to read about how it works