Tagged with FairTrade

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

Life’s not fair but… my knickers are!

My thanks to Mike Norbury for the tip off on this rather wonderful company, lifesnotfairbutmyknickersare.com; and congratulations & kudos to Alison Charlesworth of The Well, Scunthorpe, on becoming their first known explicitly Christian stockist — unless there’s anyone else out there eager to declare themselves? Stockists list At LST Books & Resources our fastest selling … 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

50p off for you and your friends

My thanks to the Tea Team at Cafédirect, who sent me this generous offer for 50p off my next pack of Teadirect Teabags: Dear Phil, Why is Teadirect so lovely? For lots of reasons: the way it’s grown, the people who grow it, the way it tastes, and of course the people who drink it. … Continue reading