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Non-profit Oxfam launches online ethical shop

Non-profit organisation Oxfam New Zealand has launched a new online ethical shop that allows shoppers to help change lives for the better with its new range of handmade, fair and ethically-sourced goods.

The organisation said it hopes the online shop will generate up to $200,000 before the end of 2019 to support its work fighting poverty and injustice across the world.

The shop will sell a range of consciously curated fairtrade items, including homewares, ceramics, clothing, chocolate and coffee, plus its alternative gift range Oxfam Unwrapped.

Daniel Barthow, Oxfam New Zealand Engagement and Marketing director, said the new online store was an exciting development for the organisation and provides New Zealand consumers the opportunity to take a stand against unfair trade practices.

“At a time when people are increasingly seeking to match their purchases with their values, Oxfam’s online shop gives people a meaningful way to buy more ethically,” Barthow said. 

“This is the one place where customers will know that all their purchases will directly support Oxfam working with people in poverty across the world.”

Barthow said over the coming months they will be rolling out more carefully selected items to add to their range of handmade, high quality, ethically-sourced goods.

“We’re looking forward to taking our customers on a journey with some innovative new collaborations and exciting new products,” he said.

Oxfam said shoppers will also be able to purchase limited edition art prints from their recent collaboration with world-famous New Zealand wall and pop artist Misery.

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