Shared Earth sales up despite poor weather

Shared Earth on Minster Gates. Photograph © Google Street View

Shared Earth sales are up – despite the challenges of the weather.

According to a report in The Parliamentary Review, the Fair Trade company’s premises in York have been affected by floods caused by the recent storms.

Nevertheless its sales increased by 50 per cent for the 11 months of the year ending March 31 2020, according to Shared Earth managing director, Jeremy Piercy.

He told The Parliamentary Review:

  • This growth follows an average 30 per cent increase in sales every year for the last six years, confirming the huge trend towards eco products in particular and the fast-growing awareness of the climate crisis.

    The big increase in sales this year, when many other gift businesses are struggling, reflects the surge in awareness [of climate change] in the last year alone.