More great news. It just seems to keep coming at the moment! Lisa has been working away with the Salvation Army on a project they have and they placed their order yesterday. We are supplying them with Fairtrade cotton t shirts and I am really pleased, of course, that they decided to use Cotton Roots.
Offering Fairtrade garments is a niche business but one I find really fascinating and fulfilling. The Salvation Army are a growing band of new customers from the charity sector that are keen to use ethically sourced clothing. On a personal note my grandmother Maud Smith who ran the public houses “The Lion” and “The Royal Oak” in Abertillery from around 1925 – 1965 would have been pleased. The Salvation Army often came to the pubs and she made them very welcome. It was tough times for the miners and their families in the valleys of South Wales and the Salvation Army did lots of supportive work. So my Grandmother, although a publican, really respected them and especially asked for them at her own funeral, a fitting tribute of mutual respect. She was a business woman, family woman, strong woman and I think she would have been proud of us supplying the Salvation Army – so it gives me an added thrill. Fairtrade T shirts, my Gran, and the Sally Army, a good combination.