I`m asked this a lot….. “Why should I buy from The FAIR Trade Store?”
Good question!
After all, there are plenty of other online retailers out there who sell Fair Trade products or ethical gifts.
Or maybe you’re a fan of Primark, ASOS or John Lewis?

Well I’m biased, but here are 9 reasons why I think you should shop online with us…

1/ An Extensive Range of Products
We source a wide range of unique, handmade, Fair Trade products from the developing world. The website is constantly being updated with new lines and seasonal one-off purchases.

Online, you will discover hundreds of bags and purses, jewellery, fashion accessories, stationery items and homeware – many made from recycled material and ALWAYS ethical and Fairly Traded.

2/ Clear and Concise Product Information
I aim to provide detailed, relevant product information, laid out in a clear and concise way, to help you decide on your purchases.

I personally write each product descriptions with the actual product in front of me, rather than pinching someone else’s version. It takes time, but you deserve it.

Each product page features a “Delivery” and “Returns” information section, so you are in no doubt as to how your order will get to you and what to do if you change you change your mind.

There will also be information about the Fair Trade artisans or producers who have made the product. Compare that to the likes of Matalan. No wonder they can sell such big bags for only £10

Felt Making in Nepal

Felt Making in Nepal

Full product dimensions are also provided, so you can clearly visualise what your gift will look like.

If you need more information just ask  – I love to chat with customers.

3/ High Quality Images
You can view digital quality images for every item. Some feature shots from multiple angles.

I pride myself on providing images that exactly match the actual product, so you won’t be disappointed when your order arrives.

I am also experimenting with “lifestyle” shots to give you inspiration on how you can create the perfect fashion look.

4/ Search Finder
Use the “Search the store” box at the top of every page on our website to find exactly what you are looking for.

Simply type in the word or phrase you are interested in and hit your “enter” key – the relevant search results should be then clearly displayed.

5/ Easy to Follow Checkout Process
After much research and a great deal of customer feedback, I have carefully designed the “Checkout” process to make it quick, easy (and secure) for you to complete your purchase.
You can pay with debit or credit cards, or PayPal. Simples!

6/ UK Based
I am proud to be a small, independent, family-owned business that has survived the worst (we hope) of the economic recession – and have been trading out of Southport, Merseyside successfully since February, 2009.

And I simply love what I do.

7/ Free and Speedy Delivery
I aim to despatch all orders within 24 hours of receipt. Delivery usually takes 2-5 days. As a small business I keep my eye on the ball and respond to all orders or queries quickly and personally.

Royal Mail is my distribution partner for all UK-based postal addresses.


Free UK delivery with Royal Mail

Free UK delivery with Royal Mail

8/ ‘No Quibble’ Returns Policy
I understand that you may wish to cancel an online order before it has arrived, or maybe you were not happy with it for some reason.
You certainly have the right to change your mind if you decide you no longer want a product you have ordered.

This is where my 30-DAY, “NO QUIBBLE” MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE comes in…..

You can find information on just about anything you might need to know in the How to shop / FAQs page.


And finally, this Blog post features the  Top 3 Selling Fair Trade Products

If you can’t find the information you are looking for just contact me, Paul, the owner, using the Contact The FAIR Trade Store page.

“There are lots of other reasons I can think of, but maybe you would like to add your own as the 10th point?
Why not use the Comments box below to do this? I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading my post” – Paul