It began as a small shop on Goodramgate, York which opened in October 1986, and now has seven shops to its name. Shared Earth builds and maintains partnerships with producers and disadvantaged people in developing countries which helps to keep traditional skills alive, whilst benefitting local communities and building bridges, regardless of race, religion or culture. Shared Earth is one of the UK’s leading importers and suppliers of Fair Trade, eco-friendly, ethical and recycled or re-purposed products. Our range of Shared Earth products contains a wide variety of gifts, homewares, accessories and greetings cards. They release hundreds of new product lines each year, from sixteen countries across Asia, Africa and South America. They encourage the use of sustainable materials, and offer a large selection of recycled Fair Trade products. With Fair Trade sales showing no sign of slowing, more and more employment is being provided for artisans in developing countries, many of whom would otherwise be out of work. At a time when global conflict seems also on the increase, Shared Earth's partnerships with producers are an invaluable way of building bridges, showing that people can work together for mutual benefit, no matter what their race, religion or culture.