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...
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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It’s been a couple of weeks since we came back from Birmingham NEC for the annual Spring Fair, and we’ve been busy packing up all the orders that were placed there. Thanks to everyone who came and visited us – it was great to meet so many new faces, as well as seeing a lot of familiar...

We’re Moving!

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We’re moving! Paper High is moving to a new warehouse. This week the madness will begin for real! We’ve spent the last couple of weeks packing up all of our stock, loading pallets and now were all packed up and ready for the big move. Mark is just waiting to get the keys and...
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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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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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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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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...

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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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...

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