Our Fair Trade Team
I’ve been aware of fair-trade products for many years and have been really pleased to see how they have developed and improved. About 18 years ago I started selling fair-trade crafts from home, and quickly became passionate about fair-trade as a way for people to earn their way out of poverty. I’ve been lucky enough to visit producers in several different countries and have seen for myself the difference it makes to their lives.
FAIR TRADE ADVOCATE
A regular presence in the shop we thought it was high time we learnt a little bit more about Viv. A teacher in her past life, Viv is a welcoming and friendly addition to the shop she always has time to help you choose the perfect gift.
FAIR TRADE CHAMPION
I can’t think of a time when I haven’t known about fair trade. As a child I used to help my mum unpack and price up boxes of fairly traded crafts which she sold through our church. I honestly don’t think I have ever bought unfair trade bananas, coffee or tea in my life – even when I was a student and had no money I had it drilled into me how important it was to support those who have even less than I did and just couldn’t bring myself to do it!
FAIR TRADE CATALYST
No doubt if you have paid a visit to the shop you have met our lovely apprentice Richard! We thought we’d help you to get to know him a little better by asking him a few questions…
Fair Trade Heroes
We are so grateful to all of our volunteers, who have helped us to support many artisans worldwide and support the work of TASTE in Nigeria.
FFAIR TRADE HERO
Alison is one of our wonderful volunteers and has been a familiar face over the last three years. As well as her friendly and welcoming nature she is also one of the shop’s best customers! She just can’t resist when we get new products in! We’ve asked her a few questions to help you to get to know her a bit more…
FAIR TRADE HERO
Chloé worked with us as an intern for 8 weeks. It was a lovely experience getting to know Chloé and to show her the Sheffield way of life. Let’s meet Chloé our French intern.
FFAIR TRADE HERO
Originally from Nigeria, Dickson has volunteered here at Good Taste every Saturday, since shortly after we opened. So say ‘Sannu’ to Dickson.
Ben was born in Nigeria, leaving the country to come to the UK at the age of 8. He’s served as the CEO of TASTE since 2012. Find out more about TASTE and the life of Ben in his ‘Meet the Team‘ blog post.