It’s always good news when new independent shops open in Dumfries Town Centre , and it’s even better when they are Fair Traders.
The Thistle Galleries in Irish St opened recently and has lots of great little shops including Second Nature which has a huge and eclectic mix of housewares, gifts and foods, all of which either fairly traded, recycled, or locally sourced. You can find Second Nature upstairs at Thistle Galleries , 109 Irish Street, DG1 2NP, and online at www.secondnatureonline.co.uk.
There’s also a fabulous new cafe – Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge – currently the only independent cafe in the town centre serving Fairtrade Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate – and home of some of the most temptingly delicious cakes. You will find Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge at 16 Queensberry St DG1 1 EX.
And if Father Christmas is looking for some Fairtrade stocking fillers, don’t forget the Oxfam Shop – also on Queensberry Street – which has a great range of delicious gifts.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 4 December – we will be planning our activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 – the campaign materials are available here www.fairtrade.org.uk/get_involved/campaigns/fairtrade_fortnight_2014.aspx
We will be meeting at Rosie Rutherford’s house – please contact us via email@example.com if you need directions.
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