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Revolver World Store – no VAT increase AND save 5% on all January purchases!

We’re heading into 2010 with a bang – and a tasty saving for our customers. Although the VAT rate was reverted to 17.5% on January the 1st, we’ve held back the price increase on our products – our Organic Fairtrade 100% cotton T-shirts are still £6.99, and our hoodies (also 100% Organic Fairtrade cotton) are still just £19.99.

We also identified a problem with our store’s registration process whereby a minority of customers may have been prevented from finishing the registration process for the store. To make up for this, we’re offering a time-limited discount: 5% off on all purchases from the Revolver World store until midnight on February the 1st!

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Midcounties Co-operative Links with Revolver…

The Midcounties Co-operative is launching Fairtrade T-shirts in a box to give a better deal to disadvantaged people in India after the idea came from its own workforce. The ethical community retailer is branching into clothing for the first time after several colleagues suggested it in an internal competition for innovative ideas.

The Co-operative is already the leading supermarket supplier of Fairtrade goods. It will sell the T-shirts in 20 food stores to begin with after linking up with supplier Revolver World, a not for profit company.

The T-shirts are made from organic cotton from farmers’ co-operatives in Southern India and all those involved in their production are guaranteed a fair price. The carton packaging has a distinctive design which tells the story behind the product.

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Revolver World Online Store now open!

Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be adding more products to our newly-opened Revolver Store! To begin with, you can buy Hoodies or T-Shirts from the Revolver World Organic Fairtrade range, with polo shirts, books and much more arriving very soon.

To visit the store, surf to http://revolverworld.com/store/ or click on the link in the top bar.

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Site bugs sorted!

Over the Bank Holiday weekend we had a few technical hitches with our web site. Nothing serious, no personal data lost or anything (just our main web designer had been coding with butter on his fingers again) and inadvertently broke some low-level functions causing pages to not display properly.

As a result, we decided to temporarily roll the site over to an older version on a backup server. The problems are sorted now and we will be automatically moving traffic back to our main site; if you are seeing this message then your DNS hasn’t updated yet and you’re still viewing the backup server. (Flush your DNS cache and close all browser windows if you still see this text when visiting revolverworld.com). When this message disappears you’ll be back on the primary server again!

Thanks for bearing with, apologies for any inconvenience you’ve encountered as a result of the Bank Holiday gremlins.

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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!