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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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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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If you like buying fair trade products for gifts then why not wrap it in fair trade gift wrap too? We were so pleased when we started working with Get Paper Industry in 2009, a handmade paper products cooperative based in Kathmandu Nepal. Milan, the founder of GPI is...
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TARA - Trade Alternative Reform Action. The fair trade ethos is behind everything we select to go into our range of products at Paper High, so when we discovered Tara Projects in Delhi, India, we knew they would be the perfect enterprise to support and work with. We recently added a...
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Selling Fair Trade and environmentally-friendly products is our aim at Paper High, and it’s hard to imagine a product more eco-friendly than the ones that we source from Eco Maximus. This is a company which makes paper from a rather unusual recycled product- elephant dung! Not only is this material 100% natural, but the...
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Paper High came across WFTO accredited Noahs Ark a few years ago and is really excited to now be in our 2nd year of working with them. Noahs Ark supplies us with some of our Mango Wood photo frames, bowls, boxes, T- Light holders and Christmas decorations. (They can be easily identified by looking at...
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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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Sorry, this one comes a bit late but you know how it goes!! No time at all when you get back! My last blog left you in the magical city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. India's Venice of the east, I am very fortunate that I go there each year. My last day...

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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Crikey, the last 5 days have gone quickly and I’m finally over the jet lag! I’m currently writing this sat on the top of the Jagat Niwas Hotel in Udaipur overlooking the majestic Lake Palace Hotel - it’s the hotel that’s featured in Octopussy, and they don’t let you forget it!

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