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Fairtrade shop moves to Lincoln shopping centre

A local shop selling handmade and Fairtrade goods from developing countries has moved to a unit in the Waterside Shopping Centre.

Sundance Fair Trade previously operated on Lincoln’s High Street, neighbouring Next. However the two units are being altered to make way for a purpose-built River Island shop.

The shop sells a variety of items, from jewellery and accessories to homeware, gifts and other crafts.

Sundance formed in 1988, and now supports over 400 families from 10 countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba and Nepal.

Shop owner Les Dalton said: “Families in developing countries often work in poor conditions and so, by running a Fair Trade business as a platform for these artisans to sell their products, we can help to make a real difference.

“By creating a Fair Trade business, we can ensure that the families get fair pay and working conditions, whilst on the other hand,assuring consumers that they are getting high quality goods.”

Roy Greening, Centre Manger at the Waterside, said: “We are really excited to welcome Les and his team to the Centre.

“The Sundance Fairtrade store is a great business, guaranteed to delight visitors with unique gifts and products from across the world.”

Source: Lava