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Revolver World online store nearing completion

Well folks, it’s overdue – and frankly it’s been a long time coming – but the Revolver World store is nearing completion. We’re putting the final pieces of the puzzle into place, and adding all of our goodies to the site. As well as that, we have some exciting custom T-Shirt designs which we’ll be making available on a limited edition basis, some of which have never been available before.

And to round it all off, we’re working on some exclusive promo offers which we look forward to offering to both new and repeat customers – so keep your eyes peeled, subscribe to the RSS feed and stay on your toes! (We also have a mailing list in the works where we’ll announce new products, exciting press releases and lots more, so stay tuned for that.)

Until next time…
The Revolver World team

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Revolver World goes to Greenbelt

Greenbelt wood sign (detail)Revolver World went to its first Greenbelt festival last weekend – and what a blast! Over a blustery, sunny weekend, we enjoyed some great music (anybody else see Royksopp on the Saturday?) and some fascinating talks from all of the guest Speakers.

We’ve been selling our new ranges of Fairtrade T-shirts and Hoodies – the hoodies were literally flying off the racks! – and a couple of our promotions went down so well we’re considering extending them to online sales as well.




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Revolver World’s Fairtrade T-Shirts in the news!

Did you miss the article about us in the Birmingham Post? Never fear, we have it for you here:

The Midcounties Co-operative is launching organic Fairtrade cotton T-shirts in a box to give a better deal to disadvantaged farmers in India and other countries across the developing world.

The retailer is branching into clothing made from Fairtrade certified cotton after several workers suggested it in an internal competition for innovative ideas […] It will sell the T-shirts in 20 food stores to begin with after linking up with Wolverhampton-based supplier Revolver World, a not-for-profit company. The T-shirts are made from organic Fairtrade cotton from farmers’ co-operatives in Southern India and everyone involved in their production are guaranteed a fair price. The carton packaging has a distinctive design which tells the story behind the product.

Patrice Garrigues, ethical trading manager at Midcounties, said: “We are committed to increasing our range of Fairtrade products as part of our ethical retailing policy. We have not sold clothing before but we are sure these T-shirts will appeal to members and customers who share our values and want to support disadvantaged farmers and producers in the developing world.”

Revolver World staff have previously visited the manufacturers in India to see conditions first hand.

Its managing director, Paul Birch, said: “Midcounties Co-operative is a natural partner for us as we share common beliefs in serving both the customers and the growers. More and more people are recognising the needs of those in the developing world and can see that Fairtrade is a way of making a contribution to putting things right.”

Have you bought a Revolver World T-shirt yet? If so, please let us know what you think. Send us a photo of you / your other half / your pet wearing one and you could even get pride of place on our prestigious office Board of Fame!

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They’ve arrived!

It’s been a long time coming, but they’re finally here: Revolver World is proud to announce the launch of its new range of organic Fairtrade T-shirts!

Revolver World Organic Fairtrade T-Shirts ensemble

The 100% Organic Fairtrade cotton T-shirts are available in four colours: écru, blue, red and black. Don’t panic, we’re also catering for all body sizes – Small, Medium, Large and XL. You can find more information on the Products page, along with more photos of the T-shirts and purchase information.

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Why pay more for coffee or bananas?

Article author: Ebude Mbong, Revolver World, 4th of November 2009

In the UK we are currently paying twice as much as we could on imported goods such as coffee and bananas, and the underlying reason may be surprising to some.

Research on immigration and prices in the UK indicates that immigration reduces the average price growth of non-traded goods and services. Moreover, for goods and services produced with low wage, labour intensive technologies, immigration decreases the growth rate of prices. In particular, the paper shows that an increase in the immigrants-natives ratio of one percentage point would lead to a 0.2% decrease in prices of such services. This reflects the occupational distribution of recent immigrants, whereby they concentrate in low-wage occupations in labour intensive sectors.