Education, Seasonal, Shop

TRAIDCRAFT WEEK – Photography Competition

This week is Traidcraft Week – a celebration of everything Fair Trade – here with a competition to win a £50 Traidcraft voucher or a Traidcraft hamper. The theme: AL FRESCO

All you have to do is submit photographs of your favourite outdoor spaces, such as parks, beaches, canals, forests or even your own back gardens, to: marketing@traidcraft.co.uk

Closing date is 27 June 2021 – so HURRY!

Why hurry? – because you want to win that Fair Trade hamper. The food is fabulous and fair. Or you may win £50 to spend in Traidcraft. How lucky is that? Their products are wonderful and by shopping there you are also helping developing countries.

Traidcraft has been on the go for over 40 years, pioneering fair trade.

The organisation was founded in 1979 by radical, church-based individuals importing goods directly from artisans and growers and distributing them directly to shoppers in the UK, cutting out the middlemen. The team collaborated with the growers and artisans throughout the process: they were all partners – working together to show trade could be different, and could be fair. They still do – only on a bigger scale. In 1992, Traidcraft co-founded the Fairtrade Foundation, and helped establish the standards that underpin today’s well-recognised Fairtrade Mark.

Time to get clicking…

Seasonal, Shop

CELEBRATING DADS @Rainbow Turtle

Gifts galore…! Go on and spoil DAD the Fair Trade way! SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2021

Here at Rainbow Turtle we have many, many gift ideas for the lovely Fathers out there you wish to celebrate – with more gifts en route in time for this happy weekend.

What is the Dad in your life like? We can help you to celebrate that individual in your life, with our stock of brilliant gifts.

We have clever puzzles, boomerangs & frisbees, unique wine holders, recycled glasses and glasses holders, chocolate & foods galore… computer notebooks and pen holders to add that certain something to a desk… wallets, keyrings, cool calendars AND MORE…

What if the Dad that needs celebrating is a pet? Look no further – we have pet bowls and collars that would brighten up any pet Dad’s day and days to come.

Short of a card? We’ve got you covered!

Does he just want to fall in a heap and sleep – we even have a hammock!

Pop along to Rainbow Turtle, 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

OPEN 10am – 4pm

Tel: 0141 887 1881

Seasonal, Shop

RAINBOW TURTLE is in FIVERFEST!!

As a ‘thank you’ to the community for your support this past year

RAINBOW TURTLE is part of the stupendous £5 offers around Paisley

Hundreds of High streets across the UK, and thousands of independent businesses, are putting on special £5 deals over 2 weeks, starting tomorrow: 12 June, as part of Totally Locally FiverFest fortnight!

Spending just £5 every week locally makes a BIG difference to local business and helps to keep town centres alive – we’re making it fun!

There is a range of £5 offers across town – at RAINBOW TURTLE:

£5 – 6 Pocket Money Toys / Pot of Gold Lucky Dip – 1 adult + 1 child

Around 65p from every £1 spent locally, stays local – shopping locally is you doing your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

FiverFest runs from Saturday 12 – Saturday 26 June 2021.

You can pick up a FiverFest leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks in the Paisley Centre and Piazza Shopping Centre.

Love Local, Love Paisley ❤️
Education, Podcasts, Seasonal

Liz Cotton interview part 1 of 2

Welcome to our very first interview in our new podcast series, Rainbow Turtle Rebooted. To mark the beginning of Fair Trade Fortnight 2021 we’re bringing you the first part of a two part interview with founder and former director, Liz Cotton.

Liz has had an interesting and successful life which culminated for us in the creation of Rainbow Turtle, the fair trade shop and charity in Paisley, Scotland. Sit back and enjoy the first half of her interview with Colum Scriven where she talks about her early influences and what led her to open our fair trade shop in Gauze Street…

If you’ve enjoyed this podcast please subscribe to it with your favourite podcast provider and then rate us with five stars! (If you can’t find this episode with your provider, please be patient. The day we went live with this episode our podcast host suffered a hack attack!)

Seasonal

Fairtrade Valentine’s

Are you worried about how to show your love with a Fair Trade Valentine’s card while Rainbow Turtle, and lots of other ethical shops, are still closed? Especially with the big day approaching quickly? Well, the Fairtrade Foundation have stepped up with a fun series of eCards that you can download here. Whether your partner is nuts for Fair Trade or just as sweet as sugar, you’ll find the romantic card for you!