WHO WE WORK WITH
Fair Trader is a community co-operative, part of the international co-operative movement. It is made up of our members, our customers, our suppliers and our producers.
A not-for-profit organization, we partner smaller and sustainable suppliers, particularly co-operatives.
We spent just over £75,000 with some 90 small suppliers last year. All these were assessed by our members as having a positive impact in economic, social, or environmental terms. Our orders for many of these small suppliers continue to provide them with a dignified way of supporting themselves at a time when many face increased economic hardship. We are also working hard to help potential new suppliers access the UK market, helping with improving design, quality, and promotion.
FEATURED SUPPLIER – HEAVEN SCENT INCENSE
Wiltshire-based Heaven Scent Incense has been manufacturing plant wax candles for over 20 years. Its aim is to produce high-quality natural candles from carefully selected ingredients which are sustainable and kind to the environment.
The candles are free of petroleum-based paraffin wax, animal or beeswax, are clean-burning and additive free, and are not tested on animals. They are made from palm, soya and rapeseed, which are ingredients used worldwide in food and cosmetics and in biofuel, a petroleum alternative.
The company ensures that it buys from ethical sources in the UK and at its factory in Malaysia. It uses recycled glass for the candles, as well as recycled paper and cardboard for labels and packaging.
Heaven Scent supply candles to a huge array of suppliers in the UK and abroad. Money raised by the company’s ‘Eden’ candles supports the educational work carried out by Cornwall’s Eden Project.
PREVIOUS SUPPLIERS’ STORIES
Read previous suppliers’ stories: Zaytoun, Nila Rubia, Dalit, York Scarves, Fair Trader, Dark Woods, Twin Café, Kusan, Choc Affair, Otso, Paguro, Our Tiny Bees, ARTHOUSE Meath, Thought, Wee Gallery, From Babies With Love, Taybeh