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GoingtotheWinchester Sun 30-Aug-20 16:31:47

Trying to remember the name of a shop really popular in the 90s! It sold items with an African theme, mainly sourced from Africa. Fair trade. Sandstone ornaments that were really popular.

Anyone remember it?

Thank you!

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TyneTeas Sun 30-Aug-20 16:32:33

Traidcraft?

Imissmoominmama Sun 30-Aug-20 16:33:15

Traidcraft?

KurriKawari Sun 30-Aug-20 16:33:22

I know which one you mean cos we had one in Brum and I loved going in there walking to work and I was remembering it last time I went into town - but cannot remember the name!!

DaughterX Sun 30-Aug-20 16:34:04

Chandni Chowk?

TyneTeas Sun 30-Aug-20 16:34:12

They are still operating if it is www.traidcraft.co.uk/

Muffinbutton Sun 30-Aug-20 16:34:15

The Pier?

Oddbutnotodd Sun 30-Aug-20 16:35:24

The Pier

minipie Sun 30-Aug-20 16:36:04

I thought of The Pier but suspect they were more Asian imports.

mamaoffourdc Sun 30-Aug-20 16:36:46

Merchant chandler

GoingtotheWinchester Sun 30-Aug-20 17:12:21

No I don’t think it was The Pier or traidcraft! Neither ring a bell confused

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Davespecifico Sun 30-Aug-20 17:19:14

Not an answer to your question but just remembered another shop that was popular then. It sold things like scarves you’d buy for your grandmother and Celtic inspired brooches. Can’t remember it’s name.

Needcoffeecoffeecoffee Sun 30-Aug-20 17:21:29

Was it definitely a chain of shops? I remember quite a lot of shops selling things like that but all independent

iklboo Sun 30-Aug-20 17:21:33

@Davespecifico - was that one Past Times?

SallySolardel Sun 30-Aug-20 17:21:47

There was one in Nottingham called Evolution

FallonsTeaRoom Sun 30-Aug-20 17:27:10

Davespecifico

Not an answer to your question but just remembered another shop that was popular then. It sold things like scarves you’d buy for your grandmother and Celtic inspired brooches. Can’t remember it’s name.

That was Past Times.

GoldenGumballs Sun 30-Aug-20 17:27:39

International?

Bamboobo Sun 30-Aug-20 17:27:46

Evolution?

ladygracie Sun 30-Aug-20 17:28:27

I came to say evolution too?

HardAsSnails Sun 30-Aug-20 17:33:21

Not Africa but was it Bombay Duck?
(Which still exists)

www.bombayduck.com/

CarrotCakeMuffins Sun 30-Aug-20 17:33:56

I think it was Evolution too.

stepmotherofone Sun 30-Aug-20 17:35:09

Shared Earth?

www.sharedearth.co.uk/

PinkBuffalo Sun 30-Aug-20 17:36:45

There is still a shop in Canterbury CalleD “siesta” which sells all fair trade stuff
Not sure if it is a chain though but if it is Canterbury you are thinking if it might be that?

Time40 Sun 30-Aug-20 17:47:13

My first thought was Evolution. I miss it!

Time40 Sun 30-Aug-20 17:48:12

... and I miss Past Times, too.

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