About Us

Earth Squared started some 13 years ago after founder, Alison Henderson, returned from two years’ volunteering in social projects in Guatemala. Passionate about social justice and with a head for business, Alison wanted to start a fair trade business with an emphasis very much on design and quality.

Scouring the globe for potential suppliers, Alison decided to focus on Vietnam which, at the time, was struggling to export overseas, and after some trial and error, Alison was delighted to forge a relationship with a supplier who shared Alison’s vision for distinctive, ethical products to appeal to mainstream consumers. As a result we are able to combine our contemporary designs with their fantastic craftsmanship. For more information on fair trade please click on the link to fair trade information.

We initially opened shops in Edinburgh and then Glasgow and were really pleased at the response to our range of homewares and fashion accessories. In 2007, we took the leap into wholesale, hoping that other retailers might like our designs as much as we did! Alison’s husband Simon joined the business full time and we have never looked back since!

Earth Squared HQ is in a lovely office building in the market town of Haddington near Edinburgh, and we are privileged to have customers across the length and breadth of the UK and a growing customer base overseas. All of our products are designed by us with the end consumer very much in our thoughts. We hope that our experience as retailers gives us useful insight into the challenges of retail, and we aim to provide excellent customer service, so that you in turn can keep your customers happy. If you would like to get in touch please contact us at

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