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BrickLive Animal Paradise

Here’s looking at you! FREE FUN!

Turtles and tortoises are endangered animals. Until 15 August 2021, there is one for you to find in Paisley ( – let us know whether it is a tortoise or a turtle?) There are 15 animals in total.

One of the species, wanders about Paisley. Rainbow Turtle has just hosted the wandering, endangered visitor – Ginger the Giraffe. He is the only animal not made of bricks and goes out on tour as part of https://paisleyfirst.com/ BrickLive Animal Paradise trail: the local trail showcasing endangered animals of the world, represented in bricks, and placed all around the centre of Paisley.

You can pick up a leaflet in our Rainbow Turtle shop – and other outlets in town. FIND all of the animals, enter the PRIZE DRAW and you may WIN! FUN for all of the family and FREE.

Ginger is not so easy to find because he moves around every few days. Now you see him, now you don’t… To find him, look for the clues online @Paisleyfirst, or in the Piazza Shopping Centre, Paisley Centre, or at the Paisley First office on the corner of County Square and Gilmour street.

There are serious messages amongst this fun. By identifying the endangered species, we can start out on our road of learning to be protectors, rather than predators and do our bit to help to save these hugely important animals. By taking the trail, we find our own local treasures: our local businesses, helping you to Live Life Local and to Love Paisley – they also need preserving from the threat of becoming endangered.

Let us help everyone and everything.

On the theme of turtles: Rainbow Turtle shop, located at 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP, has push along turtles, turtle puzzles, turtle bags, nodding head turtles (large and small), turtle notebooks, turtle incense holders and a huge variety of other toys, gifts, and goodies galore…

To find the turtle made of bricks (or is it a tortoise?), pick up a leaflet and embark on the BrickLive Animal Paradise trail!

Education, Shop

JOIN IN! Become a FRIEND of RAINBOW TURTLE and SUPPORT SCOTLAND

Rainbow Turtle is a charity that supports Fair Trade, and ethical, sustainable living. It is a beacon for Paisley, a Fair Trade town, for Renfrewshire, a Fair Trade council and for all of Scotland, a Fair Trade nation. JOIN IN, become a supporter and WIN for inclusive economic growth, fair wages and better working and living conditions!

Fair Trade works to transform trade, to achieve justice, equity and sustainability for people and the planet. It matters! You can help us to spread the word from as little as £12 / year for membership of Rainbow Turtle.

Every new membership helps us to spread the word that trade can be fair and ethical. We use the money to educate the public via our shop, visits to organisations, schools and churches, stalls, and through direct work with producers and wholesalers.

You can Gift Aid your membership.

You are very welcome to get in touch / visit us TODAY and EVERY DAY!

  • Phone our shop/office on 0141 887 1881.
  • Visit our shop at 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP.
  • You can keep up to date by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Clicking on the link will take you to an online form. Please note that when you complete it you will be sent a confirmation email. If you haven’t received the email within 5 minutes check your spam or junk mail folder.
  • Or you can email us using our contact form: https://www.rainbowturtle.org.uk/contact-us/

Tell your friends, family and colleagues – they are all WELCOME

Education, Seasonal, Shop

TRAIDCRAFT WEEK – Photography Competition

This week is Traidcraft Week – a celebration of everything Fair Trade – here with a competition to win a £50 Traidcraft voucher or a Traidcraft hamper. The theme: AL FRESCO

All you have to do is submit photographs of your favourite outdoor spaces, such as parks, beaches, canals, forests or even your own back gardens, to: marketing@traidcraft.co.uk

Closing date is 27 June 2021 – so HURRY!

Why hurry? – because you want to win that Fair Trade hamper. The food is fabulous and fair. Or you may win £50 to spend in Traidcraft. How lucky is that? Their products are wonderful and by shopping there you are also helping developing countries.

Traidcraft has been on the go for over 40 years, pioneering fair trade.

The organisation was founded in 1979 by radical, church-based individuals importing goods directly from artisans and growers and distributing them directly to shoppers in the UK, cutting out the middlemen. The team collaborated with the growers and artisans throughout the process: they were all partners – working together to show trade could be different, and could be fair. They still do – only on a bigger scale. In 1992, Traidcraft co-founded the Fairtrade Foundation, and helped establish the standards that underpin today’s well-recognised Fairtrade Mark.

Time to get clicking…

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CELEBRATING DADS @Rainbow Turtle

Gifts galore…! Go on and spoil DAD the Fair Trade way! SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2021

Here at Rainbow Turtle we have many, many gift ideas for the lovely Fathers out there you wish to celebrate – with more gifts en route in time for this happy weekend.

What is the Dad in your life like? We can help you to celebrate that individual in your life, with our stock of brilliant gifts.

We have clever puzzles, boomerangs & frisbees, unique wine holders, recycled glasses and glasses holders, chocolate & foods galore… computer notebooks and pen holders to add that certain something to a desk… wallets, keyrings, cool calendars AND MORE…

What if the Dad that needs celebrating is a pet? Look no further – we have pet bowls and collars that would brighten up any pet Dad’s day and days to come.

Short of a card? We’ve got you covered!

Does he just want to fall in a heap and sleep – we even have a hammock!

Pop along to Rainbow Turtle, 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EP

OPEN 10am – 4pm

Tel: 0141 887 1881

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See our shop stock online

Would you like to know what Rainbow Turtle has in stock before you pop down to our delightful shop in Gauze Street, Paisley? Well now you can jump onto Google and type Rainbow Turtle into the search engine, or type a product that you’re looking for, and information about our shop and products will appear on your screen.

Rainbow Turtle’s Google entry

To search further for what we have in store, type into the search box under “See what’s in store” or click “View more” under the images of our products. Then come along to visit our shop, close to the centre of Paisley, and chat with our wonderful volunteers.

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RAINBOW TURTLE is in FIVERFEST!!

As a ‘thank you’ to the community for your support this past year

RAINBOW TURTLE is part of the stupendous £5 offers around Paisley

Hundreds of High streets across the UK, and thousands of independent businesses, are putting on special £5 deals over 2 weeks, starting tomorrow: 12 June, as part of Totally Locally FiverFest fortnight!

Spending just £5 every week locally makes a BIG difference to local business and helps to keep town centres alive – we’re making it fun!

There is a range of £5 offers across town – at RAINBOW TURTLE:

£5 – 6 Pocket Money Toys / Pot of Gold Lucky Dip – 1 adult + 1 child

Around 65p from every £1 spent locally, stays local – shopping locally is you doing your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

FiverFest runs from Saturday 12 – Saturday 26 June 2021.

You can pick up a FiverFest leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks in the Paisley Centre and Piazza Shopping Centre.

Love Local, Love Paisley ❤️
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EDUCATION OFFICER – Job

Educate, Inform, Campaign

Rainbow Turtle is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Education Officer

https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s3z00000xnZteAAE/Education-Officer

Commitment: Part time 14 hours per week. Some additional hours may be available depending on funding

Salary: £18,000 pro rata

Location: Paisley. Homeworking available with negotiation

Annual Leave: 20 days pro rata + public holidays

Rainbow Turtle is seeking to recruit an education officer to fill a current part time vacancy. The successful candidate will provide workshops, talks and conferences to schools, community and church groups about fair trade. They will be a self-motivated person who can share their passion about fair trade with their audiences.

Requirements to apply for the post: a current CV with the names of two referees, accompanied by a personal statement demonstrating how you would meet the skills and qualities essential for this post.

For more information and to request a job description, contact: info@rainbowturtle.org.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 30th June

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WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY

We at Rainbow Turtle Just Trading Ltd are joining Scotland’s Support for World Fair Trade Day on Saturday 8 May 2021. Would you like to join us? Perhaps you could buy a Fair Trade product on Saturday and enjoy the difference it makes to others’ lives, and our world. Together, we can make millions of differences, in just one day!

Globally, we are asking that all countries build back up, in a fair way. A way that is better for our people and for our planet. Because…

we can #BuildBackFairer!

Our world is ailing due to the pandemic, inequality and environmental challenges.

The pandemic has shown us that we can WORK TOGETHER. Let us continue that trend. 

Together, we can bring about transformations in our economies and trading practices for a FAIR and SUSTAINABLE future. 

Join us!

WELCOME to Rainbow Turtle, 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, PH1 1EP : where you can buy Fair Trade, make a difference and even buy one get one free on quite Divine chocolate items – fair and delicious! #BuildBackFairer

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Opening this Tuesday!

Nearly there…

We’re looking forward to this Tuesday, 27th April at 10am, to welcome you back to our fair trade shop. We’ve been working hard to get it ready in time. Note our new one way system to keep you safe. Admire the new shop layout to show off our delightful products, and marvel at our new refilling station where you can refill your Ecover and our new Bio D cleaning products.

Even if you just want to pop in and say hello to our devoted volunteers, it’ll be really nice to see you.

Please note, during the restrictions, only 2 family groups allowed in the shop at any one time. Thanks.

[Thanks to Anne Scriven for the photo.]

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We’re Back – Rainbow Turtle reopening SOON

SAVE THE DATE – Rainbow Turtle reopens on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 10am!

We’re fully stocked and up and running – looking forward to seeing you all!

WELCOME!

Buy your coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, chocolate – crafts, toys, jewellery, gifts, cards and more… Don’t forget, refills of cleaning products are also available for sprucing up for Spring!

We are open every Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

After such a long time with our shutters down, it is exciting to be opening up again and to see all of our regular customers, together with new. Please let your friends, family and colleagues know.

We do ask you to please wear a mask and to socially distance. We are allowed up to 2 family groups in the shop at one time.