Ethical Bags from Bishopston
18 Dec 2007
A company producing organic cotton shopping bags is urging businessesto phase out plastic and capitalize on consumers’ growing awareness ofethical issues.
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A company producing organic cotton shopping bags is urging businesses to phase out plastic and capitalize on consumers’ growing awareness of ethical issues.
Bishopston Trading offer strong, well-made shopping bags using fairtrade certified cotton. Wholesale bags can be printed with one’s own company logo or be left plain.
The ethos behind Bishopston Trading is to support marginalised producers in developing countries throughout the whole growing, harvesting, manufacturing and retailing process. The company recently celebrated 21 years of trading links with K.V. Kuppam, Tamil Nadu, in southern India. Here they currently provide employment for more than 200 tailors, cutters, craft workers and 300 weavers. Many of the staff are women who are able to take advantage of the on-site creche at the factory.
Bishopston Trading Company has five retail shops in Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Glastonbury, Stroud and Totnes, plus stockists throughout the UK and Europe, as well as a mail order catalogue.
The spun cotton is handwoven by factory staff at KV Kuppam in India
Photo: © Bishopston Trading
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