- Published on 22 July 2014
Women across the world still face extraordinary discrimination in education, work and decision-making. Looking at Equal Exchange’s Coffee Grown by Women, the work of Get Paper Industries in Nepal and Weaving Destination’s work with trafficked women in India, we examine what more could be done in the world of Fair Trade, both at home and abroad.
This event is part of the Just Festival; speakers will include our very own Rachel Farey, Sarah Boyak MSP and Fiona Mailley from Equal Exchange.
- Published on 08 July 2014
Making small changes to your shopping habits such as spending less money in supermarkets and more in independent shops is a vital change that we all need to make to keep our local economy growing. Shopping online or out-of-town may save a little time or a little money, but for every £1 spent only 5p trickles back into the local economy.
When you swap one or two of your regularly purchased supermarket or chain store items; tea, coffee, birthday cards, for a fair trade version from an independent retailer can really make a huge difference to small shops like ours.
Buying locally supports local traders, their suppliers and the people they depend on to run their businesses. Buying locally boosts the local economy, rebuilding confidence in the community, enabling local businesses to prosper and grow. July is Independent Retailers month and it's never a more appropriate time to make the change. Statistics show that for every £1 spent with a local, independent business, between 50p-70p circulates back into that local economy.
For students, there's even more incentive with 10% discount all year round. Show us your valid student card and we'll knock 10% off as a thank you for being part of our community.
Buying from local, independent businesses be they shops, cafes, salons, restaurants, market traders or whatever means we each are doing 'our bit' to keep our high street, town or village centre 'open for business'. It is genuinely a case of 'use it or lose it'.
- Published on 30 June 2014
Our Annual Report 2014 is now available to view online or download.
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- Published on 20 June 2014
Join us on the longest day of the year for a full day of shopping from social enterprises!
Visit the Trongate area of Glasgow on Saturday 21st June and buy beautiful, high quality products made by people who care! The Midsummer market is hosted by Beyond the Finish Line in association with Run Native, an online market place by social enterprise for social enterprises.
The market will have an incredible array of products for sale including homeware, gifts, arts & crafts and delicious food -all made by businesses with a big heart: One World Shop, Johari, Hungry Window, Treemendus, Locavore, Empowerment Pants and many more!
When you buy from social enterprises you are helping them to make a difference to people and communities, so get shopping! Free ice cream available for early birds! https://midsummermarket.eventbrite.co.uk
- Published on 10 June 2014
We urgently need full time and part time volunteers for the Edinburgh Festival Season!
August is one of the busiest times of year for us with with up to 5000 visitors from all over the world, passing through St John's church grounds every day. The grounds outside One World Shop are taken over by 100 stalls selling art and crafts at the West End Craft Fair and includes our own marquee and pop-up fair trade cafe outside the shop.
We're recruiting full time and part time volunteers immediately to fill roles including:
- processing sales and assisting customers in the shop and outside marquee
- unpacking deliveries and pricing stock
- helping run off-site stalls
- running the pop-up fair trade cafe - serving drinks and selling snacks
Training is provided - this is a great chance to be part of the Edinburgh Festival and add some new skills to your CV.
Come in and see us for an application form or click the link below to download it.