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Fair Trade Sale or Return Facility for Kingston upon Hull

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We are thrilled to announce our new Fair Trade Sale or Return Facility, now available for the Kingston upon Hull area.

This new scheme provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals, churches, and organizations to raise funds while also providing quality, ethically-produced products to their communities. It helps to raise awareness of the fair trade movement with each sale contributing to a fairer world.

With Sale or Return (SOR), volunteers can take a selection of products, including teas, coffees, chocolates, and more, to their church, organisation, or event and sell them on a 10% commission basis. This means that for every item sold, the individual selling it will receive 10% of the total price of the products sold. This commission provides an excellent incentive for volunteers to participate in the sale of these products, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for their church or organization.

Fair trade Sale or Return boxes
Boxes of groceries used as part of our Fair Trade Sale or Return facility

What’s more, any items that are not sold can be returned for no charge. This ensures that individuals are not left with unsold items and that the process is risk-free for everyone involved. This makes it an excellent opportunity for those who want to raise funds for their church or organization without worrying about the financial risk.

Furthermore, volunteers can choose what items they want to sell and are not limited to just groceries. We can include gift items too! This makes it a versatile and exciting opportunity for volunteers to choose what products they think will appeal most to their community.

Throughout the year there is also the opportunity to order seasonal goods in advance, whether that be Easter eggs, Advent calendars, specialist teas for National Tea Day (21st April if you’re wondering), or thick woolly socks for the inevitable cold snaps.

Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar 2022, front
Advent calendars and Easter eggs available to order from mid-2023
Thick blue socks in electric stripe

This being a new scheme, we are open to suggestions and will make tweaks to the facility as needed to make this service the best it can be. We are excited to see how the Fair Trade Sale or Return facility will develop in the Kingston upon Hull area and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch and find out more.

BAFTS-Registered

As a BAFTS-registered Fair Trade Shop we are also proud to say that our products are ethically produced, with the majority of our grocery items being Fairtrade certified, Soil Association Organic certified, or both! This means that your customers can purchase these products with the knowledge that they are supporting ethical and sustainable practices in the production and sourcing of goods.

Proud to be a member of BAFTS

What Else You Can Do to Support the Fair Trade Movement

Fairtrade logo, FLO, fair trade

As well as SOR, there are several other ways that you can support the fair trade movement:

  1. Buy Fair Trade products: Look for Fair Trade certified products when you shop, such as coffee, tea, chocolate, and clothing. By purchasing these products, you are supporting farmers and workers in developing countries who are paid fair prices for their goods.
  2. Spread awareness: Share information about Fair Trade with your friends and family and tell them where they can buy them (www.NearAndFair.co.uk!). Talk about it on social media or write a blog post. The more people know about Fair Trade, the more demand there will be for these products.
  3. Support Fair Trade organizations: There are several organizations that support Fair Trade, such as Fairtrade International and the Fairtrade Foundation. Consider making a donation to these organizations or volunteering your time.
  4. Advocate for Fair Trade policies: Contact your local government representatives and ask them to support Fair Trade policies. This can include legislation that supports Fair Trade practices, as well as incentives for companies that participate in Fair Trade.
  5. Educate yourself: Learn more about the Fair Trade movement and its impact on farmers and workers around the world. Read books, watch documentaries, and attend events to increase your knowledge and understanding of the issue.

If you would like to help get fair trade and organic products out to your community in Hull and the surrounding area, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Please be aware that a deposit may be required for each box of products taken by a volunteer. This deposit serves as a security measure and will be refunded once the unsold products are returned.

Damages must be paid for.

If you want to hold stock for a long term, BBEs must be checked regularly. Any item that has passed its BBE cannot be returned and must be paid for.

Prices are subject to change without notice and should be checked before each event. Any prices shown in the photos are subject to change

Further TOCs apply