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Author: Lucy Morley

Fair Trade Stocking Fillers!

Here are our top 10 Christmas gifts under £5 – perfect for stocking fillers or little ‘extras’ under the tree. Or why not combine a selection and make a fair trade hamper? 1. Bamboo Socks – £4.95 Our famously soft bamboo socks might actually be the best stocking filler ever! Everyone needs a new pair…
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Spotlight on Swaziland

We have recently started selling some beautiful products from Swaziland, and wanted to find out more about this tiny country as we seek to better understand the lives of the producers we are supporting. 80% of Swaziland’s population live in rural areas, generally working in agriculture and over half live on less that $2 a…
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Ethical Clothing Brands – Our Top Picks

We recently posted this picture on our Facebook page and it became one of the most engaged with posts we have ever posted. What does that tell us? It encourages us that our customers care about the person who made their clothes and the environmental impact clothing manufacture is having. We were asked by one…
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The Fair Trade Guide to Teacher Gifts!

It’s nearly the summer holidays, everyone is exhausted, there seems to be some sort of sports day or summer fair every other day, and now you need to come up with a teacher gift. ARRGGHHH!!!! Don’t panic, help is at hand, we have had a browse round the shop and picked out some of our…
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Father’s Day Inspiration

Father’s Day is almost upon us (17th June if you weren’t sure!) and we’ve got some great gift ideas for you to show your Dad how much you love him! Whatever his interests and your budget we’ve got the perfect fair trade gift for him… For the chef… Does your dad love spending time in…
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Three ways to reduce your plastic usage!

Plastic, and the amount we use, has hit the headlines over the last few weeks. With so much going to landfill due to plastic either not being able to be recycled or people choosing not to, we are reaching a plastic crisis!  The supermarkets have been called on to reduce their plastic packaging, but what…
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Breaking the Silence on Modern Day Slavery

Breaking the Silence on Modern Day Slavery

On Tuesday evening I went to watch the SheFest screening of SOLD at the showroom cinema. The film, which is based on true stories, follows the journey of Lakshmi a young girl who is trafficked from rural Nepal to a brothel named “Happiness House” in Kolkata, India. The film is by no means an easy…
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Everyday in Lent

Fair trade: Everyday in Lent (Part One)

Fair trade: Everyday in Lent Part One Today is the first day of lent. You may have already, like me, decided to give up treats for the next forty days. Or you might be taking up something fabulous like the 40Acts challenge. Or perhaps giving or taking things up for Lent is not even on…
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fair trade flipping pancakes

Fair Trade Flipping

Fair Trade Flipping I love Pancakes. They are one of my favourite foods. I like them sweet, savoury, crepes or scotch. I just love them. Due to this obsession, Shrove Tuesday is one of my favourite food days of the year because I feel it is totally acceptable to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and…
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5 Easy Ethical Shopping Changes You Can Make Today!

I regularly have conversations with people about fair trade. In fact, its one of my favourite topics of conversation! Sometimes, I’m met with responses such as: it’s too expensive, my local supermarket doesn’t stock it or I don’t know where to start! So, here’s a list of five easy changes EVERYONE can and should make…
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