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Spring Opening Hours

by Ruth Hayden | February 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

:As of half term week 13/02/2023 we  are open Monday to Saturday.

Monday           11 am-4pm

Tuesday         11 am-4pm

Wednesday    11am-4pm

Thursday       10 am-4pm

Friday             11am-4pm

Saturday        10am-5pm


Up to and including Easter .


Many Thanks and see you soon :)

Tea in February...

by Ruth Hayden | February 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

It's already February already-we have lots going on this month at Eighteen Rabbit, and time is already slipping away.So,without more ado-
We are introducing Nuditea-it's lovely! Nuditea is the creation of Josh and Sophie and is a collection of excellent whole-leaf tea blends, loose or in plastic-free tea bags.
All ingredients are ethically sourced from trusted smallholders; the tea is sustainably packaged, and the business is local. There is a fabulous range of teas, some of which I have tried and others I happily anticipate: ) I could write at length about this because I find the whole tea topic fascinating (my first love is coffee. This is all new). Instead, here is a photograph and a link to the website-come. See the range here on the shelves

Next up-I am off to the Spring Fair at the NEC next week; it will be the second time -last year, I was pretty overwhelmed and wandered around like the proverbial child in the sweetshop. This year it will be good to go with more of an understanding and the opportunity to meet some of our lovely suppliers. A number of the exhibitors are BAFFTS members, and there is a sustainability trail.

Then it is Valentine's day, and we have a small selection of Valentine's .chocolate for some lucky people. Mainly bars, in the usual unique Zotter creations, and Hearts (dairy) and Flowers (vegan). Also great for Mother's Day.

The 27th of February brings us to Fairtrade Fortnight. This year's theme is food and so.....
We are holding a coffee morning on 9th March from 10-1 pm in the shop, so please keep the date free; watch this space, and I will keep you posted! There will be coffee, tea and cold drinks available -Fairtrade or very similar, and homemade cakes with fair trade ingredients.

January Opening

by Ruth Hayden | January 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

New Hours For January

3rd,4th  5th  6th       11am-3pm

For the rest of January we will be closed except for Thursdays 11am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.

We will re open Monday to Saturday from 30/01/23.


Happy New Year All.



by Ruth Hayden | December 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Greetings from Ruth, Szilvia and Layla!

Make that Season's Greetings as Christmas has suddenly snuck up on us.

With that in mind, I am posting a quick update ;

Opening hours are as usual until the week of the 19th December

Monday 19th December 11 am-4pm

Tuesday 20h December 11 am -4pm

Wednesday 21st December11am-7pm

Thursday 22nd December 10am-7 pm

Friday 23rd December 11am-7pm

2Saturday 24th 10am until whenever the last customer goes home. :)



After Christmas, we will be closed on Boxing Day 26th, then open as usual until New Year's Day.


In January, we will open at weekends and Thursday mornings.



A quick note to our lovely customers-by buying fair Trade, you are helping to promote the community of artisans and producers worldwide who supply our stock.

We have curious cats from Katmandu, spotty dogs and dinos too-and, even the odd dragon or two-in Eighteen Rabbit!

There are socks, bamboo and cotton, Recycled aluminium bowls from India and recycled glasses from up the road in Brilley-local and lovely.

Octopus rattles from Bangladesh, Jenipher's coffi grown in Uganda and roasted in South Wales. Unusual and good value. There is much more, but please come and see yourselves!

Bright and beautiful earrings from South Africa, India and Peru.Delightful rubber wood toys from Sri Lanka-no plastic involved.

There is much more, but please come and see for yourselves!

Most communities have been hard hit not only by covid and its aftermath but also by the devastation and hardship brought about by climate change. and increased costs of everything.

Wales was the first Fair Trade Nation, and Hay on Wye is a Fair Trade town, so please support us and buy fair trade-as; it says in our window-"Do Good Today."

Thank you, and Merry Christmas, Nadolig Lawen


And a Happy New Year,Blwydden Newydd Dda

Ruth Szilvia and Layla.


Hello from Ruth and Szilvia!

by Ruth Hayden | November 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

We haven't posted in ages so we would let you know what has been happening behind the scenes at the shop.
First and most excitingly, Eighteen Rabbit has been accepted as a member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops), which is fantastic news! We very much look forward to growing and learning from this network of Fair Trade shops and suppliers.

The shop itself has not changed- we continue to stock the many beautiful products sourced by Andrew and Louise. We hope to do whatever we can to support our suppliers. It is essential to us to keep the shop going and help Fair Trade as much as we possibly can in these times of uncertainty and climate upheaval.
Please keep a look out from now on, as we post more about our lovely products and the people who make them.-and their countries of origin.In future posts, I hope to bring you more information on various items and suppliers.
Our website is currently having a bit of a makeover with the help of Chris in Scotland (Thanks, Chris!); .Please be patient with us in the meantime. and if you have any queries, it is best to email me directly ;

And finally, Andrew and Louise popped into the shop on a flying visit to Hay on Wye -what a lovely surprise it was to see them.!Off to pastures new.; they are still very much missed here in Hay on Wye so
come and see us again guys!

Best wishes to you all until next time