This is a special kind of shop that offers a unique range of fairly-traded products from small producer groups in developing countries.
Gateway World Shop is a Christian alternative retailing company whose aim is to address poverty and injustice in the third world through its work as a fair trader.
Our products cover a wide range - pottery, jewellery, clothing, household items, foodstuffs, and recycled paper. They come mostly from the third world, from sources which give their workers a fair deal and pursue reasonable social policies. We believe that people should be encouraged to work their own way out of poverty by funding fair and just outlets for their goods.
We act as a 'gateway' between the market place and church, believing that God is particularly concerned about poverty and injustice, calling us to bring His love and justice to a needy world.
Fair Trade has many features but most fair trade shops promote:
Fair Trade is about partnership - partnerships with producer groups who create quality products reflecting their local culture.
Silversmiths in Mali, weavers in Peru, wood carvers in Nigeria, coffee planters in Latin America - all provide items we use and enjoy.
The fair price they receive enables them to send their children to school, improve community facilities and develop their products.
Through the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS), Gateway World Shop maintains close links with similar groups in most other European countries.
These work together through the European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) and Network of European World Shops (NEWS) to campaign at government and local levels for change in the unfair structure of international trade.
Monday to Saturday - 10.00am- 5.00pm
Gateway World Shop
The Market Place
Tel: UK (0191) 384 7173
Registered Company Name: Gateway Crafts Ltd.
Registered in England No: 2674600