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Good Taste profits help provide Nigerian orphanage with clean water

We were delighted to receive this report from TASTE which explains how our profits have been used to provide clean water and kitchen facilities at The City of Refuge Orphanage in Nigeria. The Orphanage set up as a result of the inflow of children displaced from the Northeast. The Northeast is a ministry ground and…
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Plastic Free July

Plastic, it’s become a dirty word. But it’s not plastic that is actually the problem, it’s us. It’s our excessive consumption of it. We have become addicted as a society to the convenience of single-use plastic. And the thing about addictions is they are hard to break. Over the last few decades, seeing our fruit…
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Fairtrade Chocolate Pavlova

This chocolate pavlova is possibly the perfect dessert for  your Easter lunch! Deliciously soft, sweet, chocolatey meringue topped with whipped cream and raspberries, it’s the dessert of any chocolate lovers dreams! A Nigella Lawson recipe, given a fair trade twist – this is easy to make and even easier to eat! Watch as it disappears…
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Pots de Crème au Chocolat

A French inspired chocolate recipe given the fair trade treatment today! This simple recipe is perfect when you need a dessert that will impress at a dinner party. Originally from ‘The Times Calendar Cookbook’ by Katie Stewart, this recipe is a favourite of Jenny’s and has been served to many friends over the years. Ingredients:…
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Fair Trade Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

We promised you chocolate recipes so here is our first one to help you celebrate a chocolate filled fair trade Fortnight. This double chocolate loaf cake is easy to make and even more delicious to eat. It’s the perfect tea time treat! I made my cake with the help of my sous-chef Grace who you…
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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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Earth squared bags

Fair Trade Summer Sale | Earth Squared Bags & Accessories

Earth Squared Bags & Accessories 15% off from 28th August to 1st September   It is time for our last Fair Trade Summer Sale offerings. This week we are focusing on Earth Squared and their fantastic range of bags and accessories. Earth Squared combine contemporary designs with fantastic craftsmanship. They are based in the market town of…
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Meet Kilombero farmers from Malawi

Meet Kilombero farmers from Malawi

Monday 17th September from about 3.30 – 5.30pm Kilombero farmers from Malawi are in the UK promoting their rice and other products from Malawi. We have managed to secure a place on their tour and they will be talking to students at Fir Vale school in the afternoon and then coming to the shop to meet…
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