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Bishopston Trading Company
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I am interested in Fair Trade issues and how businesses in the west can support producers and garment workers to develop their skills and support their families whilst still producing marketable high-quality and competitive products for the western market.
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I currently work at Bishopston Trading Company, the Fair Trade clothing specialist. I work to promote our products to potential wholesale customers, this includes our Fairtrade organic cotton cloth by the metre to product and fashion designers.

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Fairtrade Cotton Creations

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 12:50 1 Comment

This year during Fairtrade Fortnight, Bristol Cathedral hosted its first Fairtrade Fashion Show. With an audience of over 500, speeches from Secretary of State Douglas Alexander, FiveG man Sir Steve Redgrave and Fairtrade cocoa farmers from Ghana, it was a great showcase of how far Fair Trade Fashion has come in recent years. However, the highlight of the evening… Continue

Agrocel at Cotton On

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:32 0 Comments

We've just received news that Mr Dipesh Shroff of Excel Crop Care and his new MD of Agrocel Pure & Fair Indian Organic Cotton, will be attending Cotton On conference on May 9th. Agrocel are specialists in organic cotton agriculture, and were one of the first groups to be awarded Fairtrade certification for their cotton in 2005. They supply organic Fairtrade cotton to many of the major Fairtrade clothing companies, including People Tree, Gossypium,… Continue

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At 11:36 on June 4, 2010, Carol Ryder said…
Hey George, might I suggest that you upload some good images of Bishopston's fabric qualities onto your page? There are lots of people out there looking for ethically-sourced fabrics... capitalise!!

At 9:31 on May 8, 2010, Praveen Varshnei said…
Dear George

Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.
We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons , costume jewelery
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:200 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available
We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.
Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.
Thanking you in the mean time.
Praveen Varshnei
Skype: buttonsnatural
At 17:35 on September 22, 2009, Abbie Price said…
Thanks George.

Possibly see you Thursday then.

At 19:30 on September 17, 2009, Abbie Price said…
Hey there, if you're free next Thursday Evening, come down to Tantric Jazz in the centre of Bristol between 8pm and 10pm and be part of one of the first EFF Socials, which I'm sure you've heard about. It'd be cool if a load of us Bristol folk could meet up. Abbie.
At 10:05 on June 25, 2009, jacqueline said…
thanks george...i am concentrating on cotton jerseys though so not sure if initially the options you have will be right but i will have a proper look through the site as i am seeking the odd wovens too

much appreciations!
At 9:06 on June 23, 2009, allan battah said…
Please rush your catalogue and pricelist(perhaps by e-mail)
At 21:17 on June 17, 2009, ETICA + ELLA said…
Hi George
Some time ago you left me a message saying that you sell cotton voile. I am not based in the UK, but Australia and am heading to India in just a few days now. Would you have some links or contacts there?
Thank you

At 14:44 on June 2, 2009, Caiomhe said…
Yes please do send me swatches Im always looking for new textiles and other components...QUE-VA, 63 Ellesmere Ave. NCR, Dublin 7, Ireland
Thank you for your msg.
At 12:31 on June 1, 2009, Shilpa Rajan said…
Hi George, Thanks for the comment. I will be in touch about some fabric, is there possibility of seeing some samples? thanks
At 19:51 on May 28, 2009, Eleanor Cawte said…
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond so fully to my comments.

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