Fairtrade at St Michaels was the first shop in Oxford to offer a high quality range of fairly traded goods from across the globe, safe in the knowledge that our friends in the developing world are being advantaged and the environment is being honoured. They also pride themselves on great customer service and on being kind to the planet.
The shop, organised as a co-operative, was started in October 2003 (Oxford city became a Fairtrade City in 2004) and at present has five people working as unpaid directors, four part-time members of staff and numerous fantastic volunteers. They are grateful to have been given a home by St Michael’s Church at the Northgate in Cornmarket Street, Oxford.
Fairtrade St Michaels operate as a social enterprise in that all profit returns to the business in terms of wages, maintenance and infrastructure. Surplus profit is donated on a regular basis to projects already supported by the shop. Fairtrade at St Michaels is a member of BAFTS and Cooperatives UK.
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00