Fairwind was one of the first fair trade gift retailers and campaigners in the UK. Owned and managed by Teresa Owen, Fairwind has been trading since 2000 selling a fantastic selection of high quality fairly traded gifts from all over the developing world.
Fairwind is driven by a passion for fair trading terms for all partners in the supply chain, as well as concern for the environment and a belief that everyone can make a difference. That passion is supported and enhanced by a belief in trade, not aid; Fairwind only stocks the finest, high quality products that are desirable and well priced for the UK consumer and profitable for everyone in the supply chain.
Fairwind has also been leading the UK campaign to make Nordmann Fir Christmas trees fair trade. Working with the pioneer in this field, Bols Forstplanteskole in Denmark, Fairwind has brought the ethical issues around the UK’s most popular Christmas tree to the public’s attention and is working with growers and retailers to change the way the Christmas tree industry operates.
“Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want” – Anna Lappe, US ethicist
Ethical and Environmental Policy
At Fairwind we believe that fair trade relationships with suppliers in developing countries will help ensure the sustainable development of these countries. By ensuring that the craftspeople receive fair and timely payments for their products we can help them invest in their businesses, communities and staff, thus changing lives for the better.
By only using suppliers that follow fair trade principles, we can ensure that:
- The producers are paid enough to cover the costs of sustainable production and living and to invest in the development of their businesses, communities and staff.
- The producers receive payments in advance for raw materials when required.
- Long term business relationships are established that allow the producers to plan and use sustainable production practices.
- Working conditions are acceptable and that no child labour is used.
- Small producers receive support and assistance in gaining fair access to western markets.
Fairwind is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS). Please go to www.bafts.org.uk for more information. Please also take a look at the website for the World Fair Trade Organisation), www.wfto.com.
We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. All of our products are beautifully packaged and despatched quickly, and we offer a free gift service. We have the best systems in place to ensure that your purchase or enquiry is processed to your absolute satisfaction. If, for any reason, we do not achieve this please do contact us to let us know.
Our eco credentials
We ensure that our producers use materials from sustainable resources wherever possible. We also recycle, use recycled products and packaging where possible; e.g. we recycle our cardboard, printer cartridges and paper and reuse the packaging that is sent to us by suppliers. We also buy recycled stationery and support the conservation efforts of the World Wide Fund for Nature by donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of all of our elephant products.
Fairwind is listed in the following categoriesFamily Services / Babies & Children
House & Home / Products
Clothing & Fashion / Accessories
Health & Body / Health Products
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