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It’s Time To Start Saying Goodbye…Windhorse:Evolution is Closing Down

By Windhorse Evolution on Fri, 16 Jan, 2015 - 13:37

It’s Time To Start Saying Goodbye…Windhorse:Evolution is Closing Down

By Windhorse Evolution on Fri, 16 Jan, 2015 - 13:37
Sadly – after over 30 years of bringing ethically sourced gifts and home ware to the High Street – Windhorse:evolution will be closing down over the next few months. Having made this difficult decision, our aim now is to close in an ethical way that preserves our reputation being an honest, open and principled retailer.

The retail landscape has changed so much since we started trading in the 1980s and we now find ourselves unable to compete with...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

We're Nearly There! #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - 11:35

We're Nearly There! #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - 11:35Back in September we launched the 100 Days of Ethical Giving and it’s hard to believe that the campaign will end on 25th December.

As the first campaign Evolution has ever run it has been a huge learning curve. We have particularly enjoyed working in collaboration with thebuddhist centre.com team and would like to thank Candradasa for his inspiration and encouragement.

We have appreciated the input and support of many people,...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Evolution - Making Less Impact #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 14:57

Evolution - Making Less Impact #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 14:57We are nearly in the last two weeks of the 100 Days of Ethical Giving Campaign. We’ve told you about how we trade, how we work, what we donate and what we sell. We’ve been asking you to make more impact with your Christmas spending by supporting ethical shopping choices and Evolution.

This week we want to let you know how Evolution makes less impact!
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Windhorse Evolution

Behind the Scenes with the Evolution Web Order Processing Team - #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 15:44

Behind the Scenes with the Evolution Web Order Processing Team - #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 15:44Although online shopping can be highly convenient, one of the down sides is that people miss out with the human experience. One of the ways we try to counteract that is our little personal messages and drawings on the side of each order, along with who your order was packed and dispatched by. Customers have fed back on how much they enjoy this and how it helps to make online shopping that bit more human.

We wanted...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Evolution's Communications Manager puts his money where his mouth is!

By Windhorse Evolution on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 11:57

Evolution's Communications Manager puts his money where his mouth is!

By Windhorse Evolution on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 11:57Yesterday for Giving Tuesday my wife Mel and myself visited the Sheffield Evolution Store to try and do as much of our Christmas present shopping there as possible.

My wife has already spent about £20 in the last month or so and we managed to do another £60 of Christmas gifts shopping on this trip.

I really wanted to put my money where my mouth was as I have written...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Making Global Connections

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:51

Making Global Connections

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:51We are now into the last four weeks of the 100 Days of Ethical Giving Campaign and in the run up to Christmas. Christmas is when we do over 40% of our total year trade and this year this has extra poignancy, as the business struggles to survive.

This week which includes #GivingTuesday we are thinking about all the connections that bring us together. From our suppliers, to the ...
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Windhorse Evolution

Awesome Christmas Gifts for £5 and under from Evolution - #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Wed, 19 Nov, 2014 - 15:27

Awesome Christmas Gifts for £5 and under from Evolution - #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Wed, 19 Nov, 2014 - 15:27On a budget this Christmas or just lots of small gifts to buy for your beloved friends and family, here’s a great hand picked selection of #EthicalChristmas Gifts that cost £5 and under from Evolution:

(Slideshow through the images on the left)

Soup Cup & Spoon - £5 - Choose from 4 Great Colours

Cauldron Oil Burner - £5 - Don’t forget we do...
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Windhorse Evolution

Like, Share, Buy

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 10 Nov, 2014 - 13:47

Like, Share, Buy

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 10 Nov, 2014 - 13:47We hope you have enjoyed reading about Evolution as part of the 100 Days of Ethical Giving campaign. Please see our previous posts if you need to catch up!

As we move towards Christmas we need your help. Evolution is now feeling the full force of the recession and increased competition in the retail sector. Our future is uncertain, but we are working hard to ensure that our original vision survives.

There...
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Windhorse Evolution

How We Work

By Windhorse Evolution on Fri, 31 Oct, 2014 - 12:30

How We Work

By Windhorse Evolution on Fri, 31 Oct, 2014 - 12:30The 100 Days of Ethical Giving Campaign helps to support Evolution - an ethical business based within the Triratna Sangha - as it faces difficult trading conditions on the High Street.

Throughout the campaign we want to share information about our ethical trading criteria and our products but, being a Buddhist business, our ethical values go deeper than our trading relationships. After all, many businesses say they are ethical and have all the accreditations to...