Fairtrade at St Michaels is Oxford’s leading retail outlet for fair trade goods. By selling a wide range of beautiful craft and high-quality food products made by small-scale producers and farmers from all over the world we make a real difference to their quality of life and to the sustainability of their communities.
Based in Cornmarket since 2003, the shop is run profitably on the co-operative model, underpinned by a number of shareholders, and steered by a small board of voluntary directors. It employs four part-time staff supported by a large group of enthusiastic volunteers. Profits are ploughed back into the wider fair trade movement. In the last decade £45,000 has been distributed to a range of projects aimed at enhancing the lives and business opportunities of poor people.
More detail is available on our website http://www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk
The board meets monthly and provides strategic direction, financial oversight, personnel management and marketing support. We are looking for one or two new directors to contribute to our part of the fair trade movement who will be happy to work in a highly consultative and warmly supportive environment. Professional experience in marketing, HR or retail would be advantages as would the willingness to contribute to the operational running of the shop on an occasional basis.
If you are interested in finding out more about this role contact us at email@example.com
To celebrate World Fair Trade Day Fairtrade at St. Michaels is offering 10% off all Fairtrade Crafts on Saturday 14th May
Come and see our fantastic range of artisan handmade crafts. We look forward to welcoming you!
Find out more about World Fair Trade Day at http://wfto.com/events/world-fair-trade-day-2016
To celebrate Fashion Revolution Day, we will be offering 10% off our range of fair trade jewellery and fashion accessories for one day only!
Staff at Fairtrade at St. Michaels were delighted to meet Mona El-Sayed (left), Director of Fair Trade Egypt at their shop during Fairtrade Fortnight. Thank you to Silvia (right) and our friends at RISC for arranging this visit. She was accompanied by Carol Wills (second right) from the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition. Mona spoke about setting up Fair Trade Egypt, and also the role of women since the Arab Spring. Here they are with shop manager, Daniella (centre).
Don’t forget to buy your Fairtrade Easter Eggs for next weekend from your local Fair Trade Shops – there is a great range to choose from including mini eggs for hunting, indulgently large eggs for sharing, and dairy free chocolate eggs* so no one feels left out!
*available at Fairtrade at St Michaels