About Us

We are a small BAFTS-registered fair trade shop in Hull run by Richard & Julie.

Richard and Julie, Near & Fair, Fair Trade shop in Hull
Richard and Julie

Fair trade started for us many years ago through the wonderful One World Shop in Hull, which was Hull’s very first BAFTS-registered fair trade shop. Julie used to work above this shop for a charity called the DEC (Development Education Centre) which among other things sent facilitators into schools, armed with a mix of artefacts from around the world, to teach children about the lives of people in other countries. Julie’s job was to run the DEC’s resource centre but she loved every opportunity she had to pop downstairs to look around the shop and perhaps have a chat with the then-owners Chris and Peter.

We are are still friends with Chris and Peter, who were instrumental in the achievement of Fair Trade City Status for Hull. Their help in finding fairly traded wholesalers to stock our little shop, and putting us in touch with other like-minded individuals and groups has been invaluable and very much appreciated. We now have contact with lots of BAFTS-registered wholesalers and have very recently become a proud member of BAFTS ourselves.

Near & Fair Trinity Indoor Market Hull
Bursting at the seams

We have been in our current retail unit in Hull’s historic Trinity Market Arcade since January 2018 following the building’s extensive refurbishment. In that time we have progressed from a sparsely-stocked little retail unit to bursting at the seams and are currently in the process of moving into a much larger unit just a little further along the arcade. There are so many wonderful fair trade items that we want to share with you and for that we need more space. Updates can be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages. In the meantime you can find a range of our items right here.