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Shared Earth Cardiff

Type: Fair Trade Shop - Local & Online

Faith Group: None

Address:

14-16 Royal Arcade,
Cardiff. CF10 1AE

Website: http://www.sharedearth.co.uk/

Description:

Shared Earth Cardiff opened in December 2003. Located in the Royal Arcade, it has become a popular destination for city centre shoppers.

Shared Earth began as a small shop in Goodramgate, York in October 1986. Its founder, Jeremy Piercy, travelled to India after leaving school and wanted to do something to help redress the imbalance of wealth in the world, work together with people from different cultures, and at the same time earn a living. Fair Trade was the obvious answer and the original shop contained a wide mix of products from Asia, Africa and South America. Also high on the agenda was addressing environmental problems and the shop was an excellent way of making recycled and sustainable products available and publicising the issues.

Fair Trade gifts were in high demand so Shared Earth started introducing its own brand products, both for its shops and wholesale, initially with a range of recycled paper greetings cards, designed by a local artist. Soon T-shirts, writing sets and stationery items were being produced and the designs were then used to make Fair Trade pencils, windchimes and other gifts in Bali. Shared Earth also became the distributor for an excellent Fair Trade organisation in the Philippines, which specialises in handmade paper.

Contact Tel: 029 2022 6090

Email: sales@sharedearth.co.uk

Opening Times:

Open Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm

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