In September 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Shared Earth's website and found the following stated "The majority of our products are bought direct from abroad, from suppliers who are members of WFTO, or who have been recommended by other WFTO members. Many of these suppliers have been set up as non-profit organisations to enable small-scale producer groups to export effectively, and to help them develop their products for larger markets like the UK. Most producers are organised in family groups or co-operatives, often in rural areas or small towns, and are highly skilled in their craft but have little experience of selling beyond a local market. We do buy from a few UK importers, choosing those which are genuinely committed to fair trade principles and practice. In addition we sell some UK-manufactured products, particularly if they support our environmental aims on recycled paper and glass for instance."
The company therefore received a positive mark under company ethos for sourcing fair trade products.
www.sharedearth.co.uk (22 September 2018)