Shoppers will be able to buy unique products and make a difference to the lives of thousands of artisans and farmers around the world with the opening of two new Oxfam shops in Bondi and Sydney this month.
Oxfam Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said the international aid agency’s shops gave customers a chance to buy unique Fair Trade and ethically sourced goods, supporting more than 100 partners in 30 countries.
Ms Sumner said Oxfam has started trading with new partners in South America and Africa and had also doubled its Australian and Torres Strait Islander producer partners.
“Our products are made under fair and stable working conditions, giving our producer partners help in developing the skills they need to run sustainable businesses and create their own solutions to lift themselves out of poverty,” Ms Sumner said.
Oxfam’s Westfield Bondi Junction shop will open its doors at 5.30pm on August 11, celebrating with 20 per cent off storewide, free ‘goody bags’ for its first 150 customers and an opening address from Oxfam Shop producer partner Gayle Quarmby from Outback Pride.
Shoppers will also be treated to tastings of delicious products and a glass of bubbly while they browse through Oxfam’s range of Fair Trade products and every purchase through to the end of August will go in a draw to win a delicious supply of chocolate for a year.
Three weeks later, Oxfam will open its third NSW store at Westfield Sydney at 5.30pm on Thursday 1 September, again celebrating with 20 per cent off storewide, free ‘goody bags’ for its first 150 customers and an opening address from celebrity chef Simon Bryant.
Oxfam also launched its ethical fashion range of dresses and everyday basics earlier this year, when a survey showed that 89 per cent of Australians were willing to pay more for clothes to ensure garment workers had safe and decent working conditions.
Oxfam’s range of high quality products includes hand-crafted homewares and kitchenware, Fair Trade gifts, unique fashion and accessories, creative stationery, toys and ethically sourced tea, coffee, chocolate and spices.
“Our producers use their income to undertake community development projects such as building clean water wells and schools and starting health care projects,” Ms Sumner said.
“When you purchase from Oxfam, you’re not only helping producers in developing countries receive a fair and consistent price for their products – you’re also helping Oxfam work towards a future free from poverty.”
Oxfam’s most recent Global Food catalogue can be found at: http://www.oxfamshop.org.au/global-food-cat16
1. Opening of Oxfam Shop Westfield Bondi Junction
WHEN: 5.30pm, Thursday 11 August 2016
WHAT: Official opening of the new Oxfam Shop at Bondi Shopping Centre
WHO: Oxfam producer partner Gayle Quarmby from Outback Pride and Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner will be available to interview
WHERE: Level 1, Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW
2. Opening of Oxfam Shop Sydney CBD
WHEN: 5.30pm, Thursday 1 September
WHAT: Official opening of the new Oxfam Shop at Westfield Sydney
WHO: Celebrity Chef Simon Bryant and Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner will be available to interview
WHERE: Level 2, Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, NSW
High resolution images of Oxfam Australia’s shops and our producer partners are available on request.
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