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My flight to Delhi was early next morning, you never know how long to leave it as the traffic is so unpredictable, it may take 15 minutes to get to the airport, it may take an hour. Mind you I’m always the first one there!! I breezed through the formalities, which never happens! And...
2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least! Life as we know it changed in a matter of weeks and we all had to learn to adjust to this new way of life. As a warehouse, we had to change the way we worked to protect our staff and all of our amazing customers. Being...
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The next day was spent at our felt producers, again looking at new lines and discussing existing ones, oh and drinking more tea!   The afternoon was filled with running around Kathmandu seeing the rest of our producers.  I didn’t really have too much to do but as I was there I wanted to say hello...

A Yarn about Woolley

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If you didn’t know already this week 6-12TH October it’s all about wool Don’t worry, you might be wondering why we have a picture of a man next to an extremely woolly sheep. We’re not just being strange, this is the co-founder & director of Paper High, Mark Woolley...
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Fair Trade fortnight is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of doing what we do and more importantly why we do it.  At Paper High we genuinely believe that “Fair Trade” is basically good business. Paper High only work with small family businesses, community incentives, charities and accredited Fair Trade organisations and our promise is that...
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It's only been 3 days but it seems I’ve been here a week already, with the jet lag kicking in and trying to keep me away till 3 am. It succeeded the other night but I had to force myself to sleep as I was up at 4.30 yesterday morning for a rickshaw ride through the sleepy,...

The Post Christmas Update

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What a crazy couple of months we’ve had at Paper High from October to January! With introducing new seasonal staff to the world of Paper High and preparing ourselves for the big Christmas rush I think that it’s safe to say, we’ve made through to the other side in one piece! Yay!  After the...

What is Fair Trade?

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We often hear talk about Fair Trade but what does it actually mean in practice? We'd like to introduce you to some of the guiding principles that we follow in our Fair Trade business. Our business 'Paper High' was born from a love of traveling. We have traveled far and wide but it's Asia...
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The lead up to visiting our producers in India and Nepal is always an exciting time, thinking of where we’re going, remembering friends we’re going to see again in another part, making sure everything is set up and before we go. Unfortunately I was off on my own this year as we’ve just had...
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The Barefoot College supply us with our lovely Bell Totas and our fantastic rag rugs. At Paper High, we’re always on the lookout for new and innovative projects to support, and it’s fair to say that you’re onto a winner when the Dalai Lama thinks so too! He recently paid a visit to the Barefoot College in...

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