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...
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It’s the Spring Fair this week, a trade show that Paper High have been attending for the last 10 years. We’ll be going with a small group of 3 plus a couple of carpenters to put the stand up. Kat, one of Paper High’s trusted staff, has taken orders on the stand a couple of times before. Now...

India Trip October 2014

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Apart from our main buying trip around March / April time we usually pop over to India (as you do!) once or twice more over the year just to see how things are progressing with our orders. It’s always a good idea to keep on top of how orders and quality are progressing
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One world week is a campaign that focuses on highlighting the need for a positive change. Each year, "The Week" is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally.” Being a...

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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Have you ever wondered “what is Fair Trade”, what does it actually mean for a business to be Fair Trade? In recent years Fair Trade has been on the increase, but the origins of fair trade date back to as early as the 1950’s when Oxfam started to sell crafts made by Chinese refugees.
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We’re all slowly coming back down to earth after spending just over a week in a very large field, enjoying the wonderful madness that is Glastonbury festival.  With sunshine beaming every day leading up to the arrival of the punters it was inevitable that it would rain at some point over the festival weekend...
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TARA projects were the next WFTO producer that I went to see, they are just out to the south of central New Delhi, I could have taken the metro or a taxi but for me, the essence of being in India is being in the thick of it so a rickshaw it was. Cue the filming and...
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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...
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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...

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