Carlisle World Shop was established in 2003 in order to make a difference in the world. It is our mission to provide a wide variety of ethical, environmentally-friendly, fairly traded products sourced from otherwise marginalised, small producers throughout the developing world. We carry an extensive range of remarkable, handmade items, and top-quality food and drinks, and each purchase has a verifiable, positive impact on the lives of artisans and farmers the world over. Purchases benefit card-makers in Rwanda, jewellery-artists in Mexico, olive-growers in Palestine, and loom-weavers in India, to name but a few examples. We also work to raise awareness about Fairtrade generally, educating customers about the way in which Fairtrade helps equalise otherwise unfair trading practices, tackling injustices such as child-labour, gender-inequality, unfair wages, and unsafe working conditions. Carlisle World Shop is proud to be the founder of the Carlisle Fairtrade Steering Group which played a key role in the successful campaign to make Carlisle a Fairtrade City. The shop is also a member of the Carlisle Ambassadors, working to help business and community thrive in the city. We continually strive to promote partnerships between Fairtrade producers, our customers, and our wider community overall.