As a Fair Trade company we love to shine a light on our producers and be as transparent as possible, showing you the behind the scenes as well as the amazing work our producers do, plus what we do to help! However its not just our producers that makes the company what it is but also our staff here, in the UK!

We thought it would be a nice idea to introduce you to the people who work so diligently to make your shopping experience with us as easy as possible! Each person in our team is vital to the smooth running of the business and each brings something very special to the business!

Every month we plan to do a Meet the Team blog to introduce one of the many fantastic staff that help make the company operate at a premium level! We are all one big happy family here and its nice to put a spotlight on each person who makes the company an amazing place to work! We wouldn’t be the company we are today without each individual here!

So without further a do, meet Hannah!

Name: Hannah
Job Role: Warehouse Manager

Favourite Quote:  “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”― William W. Purkey

How long have you worked at Paper High: 3+ years

Your top 3 favourite Podcasts/Books or movies: I’m no good at choosing favourites, but at the moment I am enjoying listening to Katherine Ryan’s Podcast – Telling Everybody Everything – it is a very easy listen. I love Moomin comic books because they are really cute so maybe they are my favourite?

How do you prefer to start your day: I like to sleep until my doggo wakes me up, then cuddle doggo for a while, then get up; do some yoga, shower, and walk doggo. But this rarely happens on weekdays, as doggo likes to sleep in as much as I do, so I usually wake up 30 mins before I have to leave and just have time for a shower!

What interested you in the role: I have always been really aware of where I shop and try to shop only fair trade or from small independents. When I saw a job going at a fair trade company so close to me I was very excited, especially when I looked at Paper Highs products and loved them!

What’s your favourite thing to do in your role: I like personalising products – it’s fun to see what people have chosen to get personalised and it’s very satisfying to bring it to life.

Why do you think Fair Trade is important: Fair trade is so important because you can be confident that no one was exploited to make the item you have bought. Especially when a purchase is a luxury item or a gift it would be horrible to think that even one person suffered for you to be able to get it. It is scary how prevalent terrible working conditions and unfair pay still are and in 2020 it really shouldn’t be going on as much as it is. It sometimes feels not enough to make small changes in your shopping habits and own awareness of the issue, but if everyone did then it would make such a huge difference.

Why do you like working for Paper High as a whole: The people! The entire team at Paper High is made up of really lovely people and it makes coming to work good because you get to catch up with everyone! Also, the customers are great because they share our passion for fair trade.

What’s your favourite Paper High product: Tricky one! I love the terrariums because I am a crazy plant lady and especially love cacti and succulents so they are probably my favourite, but I also love the throws and already have a few of the wooden frames!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work: Yoga, dog walking, spending time with my beautiful family and friends (before COVID).

We hope you enjoyed learning more about our Warehouse Manager, Hannah! Hannah plays a large role in Paper High and is a treasured member of the team as is all of our wonderful staff!

No one person is a like in our place of work making it a very diverse and enjoyable team to be apart of. We hope over the coming months you get a little insight into each member and the role they play for the company. In doing so we hope this gives you a clear idea of the people behind the purchases and who handles your items before they reach your doorstep or who it is you speak to behind the phone or email!

We love letting you peak behind the curtain of our company because we truly believe in the work we try daily to achieve!

Find Out More

Since 2001 we have specialised in selling Fair Trade paper products and unusual eco-friendly gifts made in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. All our products are handmade using locally sourced sustainable and recycled materials wherever possible.

Each item sold helps our artisans and producers continue their fantastic work. Please feel free to check out our Producer page on our site to find out a little more about the wonderful people we work with. If you were intrigued about who exactly made a specific item please feel free to scroll down to ‘Make a Difference’ on any product on the site to learn more about the artisans of that item. Every item purchased helps all our wonderful artisans in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Want to know more? Have a look at our Ethics and Story. If you have a burning question then you are more then welcome to email us at sales@paperhigh.com where our team will respond as soon as possible. Or leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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