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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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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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Top 10 new arrival sTagua necklace

Top 10 New Arrivals

Recently, we have been enjoying an influx of new products arriving every few days! We have enjoyed unpacking the boxes to reveal beautiful new fair trade additions to our shelves (which are positively bulging!) It’s not been an easy job, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top ten new arrivals.   Just trade Tagua…
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Meet Fairtrade Lucy

Meet Fair trade Lucy

What is your favourite fair trade product? It’s so hard for me to pick one product! I love so much of what we sell.  If I have to choose I would probably choose the Kilombero Rice as it’s such a great example of the way fair trade can impact the whole community.  JTS empower these…
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UKUVA iAFRICA

UKUVA iAFRICA: an example of great fair trade in action! One of our favourite food products in the shop is the range of sauces and spices from UKUVA iAFRICA. These are absolutely delicious and can be used in a variety of ways; as marinades, dipping sauces, in fact they can be added to any dish you…
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Chocolate Easter Nests

Fair Trade Chocolate Easter Nests

With the school holidays in full swing I’m looking for activities to occupy my three children. They all love baking, especially things like chocolate Easter nests, but it can be tricky to bake with all three of them at once in my tiny kitchen! I’m a big fan of ‘no-bake’ baking that can be done at…
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Floats and Boats

Floats and Boats

Introducing our product of the month for April… This month our featured product is the ‘Floats and Boats’ bag collection from Just Trade UK. This boldly coloured collection of wash and cosmetic bags were inspired buy the picturesque British sea side town.  The bags are made from cotton linen which is hand-dyed in bright summer colours…
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Two Years of Fair Trading

On Tuesday we celebrated two years of fair trading with an evening with Ben Udejiofo and Dan Walker from TASTE where we presented them with this years profits – an amazing £5600!! Ben told us his exciting plans for our profits, his project this year is to provide a school in Nigeria, whose water is currently…
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4 Ways To Treat Mum!

4 Ways To Treat Mum!

Fair Trade Gift Inspiration A week to go until Mother’s Day! If you haven’t started thinking about what to buy for that very special lady in your life, fear not as we have some great fair trade gift ideas which are sure to make her smile.     These beautiful hammered silver-plated leaf earrings are…
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