Tagged with Fair Trade

Down but not out: Jireh Books and Gifts, Lancashire

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS has hit another Christian retailer as Jireh Books and Gifts of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, have been forced to close the shop down due to the rising costs of rents and other circumstances beyond their control. The shop closed its doors at the end of April, but Dawn Parkes, who owns the business, is not … Continue reading

Fairtrade is for life, not just a fortnight!

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT, February 27th – March 11th 2012, is upon us once again, and this year the Fairtrade Foundation is calling everyone to ‘take a step’ for fairtrade: what steps will you be taking, or have you taken? What are you doing to help your customers take a step? If you already stock fairtrade products … Continue reading

Simply Divine, Simply Delighted

TODAY, if you’ll forgive me, a little self-indulgence: I want to talk chocolate. Not just any old chocolate: delicious, Fairtrade Divine chocolate. Because on Wednesday this week the Divine Chocolate Company made my day: a phone call out of the blue from Wendy Rowan, their Account Manager, to tell me that we — that is, … Continue reading

Just Cards Direct

My first contact with Just Cards Direct was via an email from Anne Horrobin, company Director and co-founder. Since then I’ve had the privilege of meeting Anne at CRE/CBC. I invited her to tell us a little about the company. She writes: Two years ago a friend suggested that we start a Kingdom business that would … Continue reading

Makeover for Harvest Books & Crafts

Congratulations to Harvest Books and Crafts, Pontypridd, on their recent reopening (October 14th) following a major makeover. When all seems doom and gloom in so many areas, I found it encouraging to read of such a positive development. The story was reported last week in the Pontypridd Observer: Harvest Books and Crafts reopens after a … Continue reading