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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 ❤️
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EDUCATION OFFICER – Job

Educate, Inform, Campaign

Rainbow Turtle is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Education Officer

https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s3z00000xnZteAAE/Education-Officer

Commitment: Part time 14 hours per week. Some additional hours may be available depending on funding

Salary: £18,000 pro rata

Location: Paisley. Homeworking available with negotiation

Annual Leave: 20 days pro rata + public holidays

Rainbow Turtle is seeking to recruit an education officer to fill a current part time vacancy. The successful candidate will provide workshops, talks and conferences to schools, community and church groups about fair trade. They will be a self-motivated person who can share their passion about fair trade with their audiences.

Requirements to apply for the post: a current CV with the names of two referees, accompanied by a personal statement demonstrating how you would meet the skills and qualities essential for this post.

For more information and to request a job description, contact: info@rainbowturtle.org.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 30th June

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WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY

We at Rainbow Turtle Just Trading Ltd are joining Scotland’s Support for World Fair Trade Day on Saturday 8 May 2021. Would you like to join us? Perhaps you could buy a Fair Trade product on Saturday and enjoy the difference it makes to others’ lives, and our world. Together, we can make millions of differences, in just one day!

Globally, we are asking that all countries build back up, in a fair way. A way that is better for our people and for our planet. Because…

we can #BuildBackFairer!

Our world is ailing due to the pandemic, inequality and environmental challenges.

The pandemic has shown us that we can WORK TOGETHER. Let us continue that trend. 

Together, we can bring about transformations in our economies and trading practices for a FAIR and SUSTAINABLE future. 

Join us!

WELCOME to Rainbow Turtle, 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, PH1 1EP : where you can buy Fair Trade, make a difference and even buy one get one free on quite Divine chocolate items – fair and delicious! #BuildBackFairer

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Opening this Tuesday!

Nearly there…

We’re looking forward to this Tuesday, 27th April at 10am, to welcome you back to our fair trade shop. We’ve been working hard to get it ready in time. Note our new one way system to keep you safe. Admire the new shop layout to show off our delightful products, and marvel at our new refilling station where you can refill your Ecover and our new Bio D cleaning products.

Even if you just want to pop in and say hello to our devoted volunteers, it’ll be really nice to see you.

Please note, during the restrictions, only 2 family groups allowed in the shop at any one time. Thanks.

[Thanks to Anne Scriven for the photo.]

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Happy 2021!

It’s a new year but, with most of Scotland in a strict lockdown, we’re not sure it’s quite a happy one yet. But there are still rainbows to come after the rain! As we suspected might end up being the case, we can’t yet give a date for Rainbow Turtle reopening, but as soon as we know, you’ll know. Keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) or sign up for our monthtly newsletter to stay in the loop!

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Merry Christmas!

2020 has been a difficult year, and we have only got through it thanks to the huge amount of support and encouragement from you: our supporters, customers, friends, and volunteers. Thank you!

The new year will kick off with a little uncertainty, with Rainbow Turtle now closed and most of Scotland in a level 4 lockdown, but we’re confident that we can get 2021 off to a great start, even if that does have to be a little bit later than normal!

We hope that you all have a wonderful, if unusual, Christmas and that your new year is a good one. Merry Christmas from all at Rainbow Turtle!

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Reopening Saturday 12th

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement yesterday that Renfrewshire can exit level 4 restrictions, we will be reopening Rainbow Turtle at 10am on Saturday 12th December!

To allow our lovely customers as much Christmas shopping time as possible, we have extended our opening hours from the 12th until we close on Christmas Eve.

We look forward to seeing you back in the shop!

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Green is the New Black

Black Friday, a day known for excessive consumerism and waste, approaches and while we can’t suggest shopping ethically with us instead right now – as we’re sadly closed under Level 4 Coronavirus restrictions – we’ll be supporting Traidcraft’s annual Reject Black Friday campaign.

We believe in doing our best to live in ways that support the environment and people, rejecting mass-consumerism that often relies on taking advantage of workers and contributing to environmental disaster.

Think about where you shop this Christmas, and consider whether you can wait a few weeks to get something ethically sound, rather than opting for mindless speed and volume.

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Rainbow Turtle Shop Closure

Following the announcement today from the Scottish Government that Renfrewshire will be moving into level 4 restrictions, Rainbow Turtle will be closed from 4pm on Friday 20th November until 10am on Saturday 12th December.

At this time, we won’t be able to offer any click & collect or delivery services. We’ll still be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, from 10am until 4pm, and we hope you might take this chance to buy Christmas essentials (advent calendars, cards, gifts!) early.

We’ll see you in December!