Fairtrade at St Michaels buys most of its stock through suppliers and importers who are registered with the British Association for Fairtrade Shops, of which we are a member. (www.bafts.org.uk) This means that the provenance and fair trade credentials of the goods have been thoroughly checked and approved. Most of the food items and some other products carry the Fairtrade Mark.
We also keep ourselves as up-to-date and well-informed as possible by researching the background of new products and building relationships with our suppliers. We know that 'the story behind the products' adds value for our customers, and enables them to feel that their everyday shopping choices are making a real difference to the lives of people around the world.