As you will know, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake on the 25th April, killing and injuring thousands and affecting up to 8 million people. The Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal has raised about £40 million so far for immediate aid in healthcare, food, water and housing.
We wanted to use World Fair Trade Day to let you know ways you can support the Nepalese people on an ongoing basis through Fair Trade goods and crafts that are sold in Scotland - a sustainable source of income is essential to recovery for the producers affected by the quake.
You can find goods from Nepal at various places in Scotland:
The One World Shop (Edinburgh & online): bags, garlands, wool products and other craft items in stock
The Green Gift Company
: keyrings and brooches from Nepal
Rainbow Turtle (Paisley & Online)
: Prayer flags (all proceeds to DEC Appeal)
, bags, purses, felt crafts, gift wrap and bags and newspaper pencils.
also have numerous goods from Nepal that you can get online or from a Traidcraft stall/rep near you.