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Shared Earth Wholesale UK is a leading importer and supplier of Fair Trade, eco-friendly, ethical and recycled/re-made products, selling a wide variety of wholesale gifts, home and fashion accessories, jewellery, cards and games. They release hundreds of new product lines every year, from many countries across Asia, Africa and South America.
Shared Earth supplies eco-friendly products which are sustainable, which avoid plastic, and which involve minimal energy, pollution and waste in their manufacture. Handmade and organic products are ideal. Products such as rice-husk cups, alternatives to plastic throwaways; jute bags, which last for ages; and solid shampoo, to avoid the use of plastic bottles. There are recycled or upcycled products made from plastic bottles, paper, glass, tins, computer boards, even bicycle chains. Greetings cards with compostable cello-bags and they avoid plastic as much as they can in all their packaging; their aim is ‘zero-waste’ to landfill.
As a fair trading company Shared Earth try to ensure that the artisans who make their products get a fair wage, there is no exploitation (for instance of children), women are treated equally, and the community and those most in need of work benefit from their trade.
Shared Earth is a Guaranteed Fair- Trade member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and regularly monitor their performance against the ethical standards set by WFTO. They buy from approximately 40 suppliers in countries across the world. They work with their suppliers to design high quality products at a fair price.
They buy as many products as possible made from sustainable materials. A large number of products are made from upcycled or recycled materials.