- About Us
Based near Lancaster in the North West of England, our purpose has always to been to make it easier to make constructive and ethical choices when shopping. At the outset our focus was predominantly local. Whilst committed ethical shoppers may know what to buy and where to get it, the lack of local availability of products, as well as delivery charges for mail order, obviously served as barriers to those who might otherwise enter the market for ethical goods.
We sought to address this by bringing together a range of goods not widely available elsewhere, by taking part in events not primarily aimed at the committed and providing a free local delivery service. Moreover, we made sure that our products had quality and appeal which would encourage people to buy them purely on their intrinsic merits, because in the long run, Fair Trade and Green Shopping will only flourish if the products are good and people do not feel they are making a sacrifice in order to 'do the right thing'.
And so we try to do our bit to build the market for fairly traded and environmentally responsible goods by supplying quality products which also allow and encourage people to exercise the choice to act ethically.
Please follow the links to read about the various facets of our business, which we are now able to extend beyond our immediate area. Forthcoming events are also listed in our blog.
Steve & Rachel, founders of Esme