New stock for Christmas now in store!
Fair - Local - Eco-chic
Shopping For A Change
Stand Out from the Crowd this Christmas.
Are you concerned about human trafficking, child labour, poor working conditions? A common denominator is poverty. Do you want to be part of the solution where everybody benefits?
Many businesses exist to provide profit for the owners and shareholders – SUSSED, established by Sustainable Wales, is a different business model called a social enterprise. Our aim is to develop a trading relationship which brings dignity, freedom, security and lasting change.
We are committed to finding distinctive quality products that make great gifts, accessories or household items, looking out for contemporary designs, innovative use of recycled materials and the way the products are made.
Selection is from fairtrade businesses paying fair wages, offering good working conditions. This might include free healthcare for the worker and their family and free or subsidised education and ensure child labour is not used.
Our goods are always changing, currently we have a selection of uni-sex bags made from natural product, gifts and T-shirts made by women in Calcutta who would have otherwise been forced into prostitution.
Amazing and elaborate embroidery adorns some fantastic table runners and wall hangings, made by people who live in the desert.
The new cotton The new quilts and cushions, from raw cotton, use artisan skills of hand block and screen-printing alongside modern power looms.
Original local crafts, cushions, small items of upcycled funky furniture and SEREN books also help SUSSED goods stand out from the mass produced offerings available in every city high street.
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SUSSED is based in the seaside town of Porthcawl, just up from the bandstand in James St. Porthcawl. Call by for a browse… you’ll never know what you might find!
SUSSED stocks a very wide range of goods, including:
From hand made soaps, cosmetics and candles to small hand crafted display items like lanterns, bowls, handbags, there is a cornucopia of gifts at all prices.
Dresses, hats, tops, skirts and even bamboo socks and underpants; from all around the world. We are official stockists of Namaste and Gringo. A range of unique bags and scarves with amazing colours and details. Patchouli fair vintage dresses for summer.
Locally made jewellery and ethically produced jewellery sourced from around the world.
Locally made honey from Tygethston Walled Garden and beeswax products from Bee-fruitful, Chutneys, fairtrade Divine Chocolate. Suma Wholefoods are delicious, ethical and organic UK foods and spices - less common items can be ordered for you.
Books & Art
Welsh authors from Seren books, based in Bridgend. A range of visual art and craft works from selected artists.
A range of effective eco-friendly cleaning products, toiletries and consumables. Some useful stationery items are also available. Unique glassware and bowls. High quality incense from The Mother’s Fragrances.
Exquisite hand-made throws and cushions from Wales and the world.
Distinctive, unique furniture hand made with recycled wood from ‘the Green Man’ of Pontardawe and also beautiful mango wood chests, cupboards and stools from India.
New selection of vintage/eco-chic upcycled furniture.
Both traditional and innovative ethically produced children’s toys and games.
A fast, affordable printing service, that uses 100% recycled paper (certified by ‘Blue Angel’ for both it’s high serviceability and how eco-friendly it is), allowing you to save both money and the environment.
Pop in for a cup of fairtrade coffee or tea, and perhaps sample from the range of light meals, snacks and delicious cakes, all home made! 10:30 to 4pm usually on Saturdays upstairs at SUSSED.
- SUSSED is a community cooperative, support us and receive some great discounts and exclusive benefits, such as a 10% discount on non-food items. Find out more here. Ask about membership when you call in! Telephone: 01656 783962
Sussed Wales is a great social enterprise based in Porthcawl, Wales.
New Stock arriving at SUSSED:
Fair trade, local, green
This is a unique project, with nothing like it between Cardiff and Swansea.
Evidence suggests that more people than ever want to shop with a conscience, buying products that benefit both people and the planet. Choosing to shop at independent shops like SUSSED, is the only way to assure that our town centres do not become cloned high streets but ones with distinct cultures, diverse and busy whilst also supporting the local economy.
Support us - join today! SUSSED is not just a shop! You can also become a co-operative member.
Call in the shop or download a membership pack and join!
Download: SUSSED Membership Leaflet
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4-5 James Street, Porthcawl, CF36 3BG.
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Are You Creative? Ensure Your Work is Seen and Sold at SUSSED
SUSSED believes that all things created with patience, passion and pride are special; be it an oil painting or a chutney! We would love you to add your creations to our ever-expanding range of locally produced, ethical and environmentally-conscious goods.
Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers have an eye for the beautiful, unusual and eclectic, and with their help your precious creations will find a good home; in the process enriching the community and helping SUSSED create a unique shopping experience for its patrons. Working together we will help create a more cohesive community in our little corner of south Wales.
SUSSED is happy to accept jewellery, sculptures, embroidery, visual arts, jam & chutneys, and much more; if in doubt come and visit us at 4-5 James Street, Porthcawl or phone us on: 01656 783962 (ask for Luke). Locally-produced food and crafts at SUSSED are sold on a sale & return basis; with unsold items returned back to you.
So whether you’re a budding Michelangelo, Faberge or Gucci, SUSSED is a great opportunity for you to show off your wares, and participate in a fascinating community project.