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Fair trade Summer Sale | Carishea

Carishea 15% Off | 6th – 11th August   This week, only, choose from our wide selection of Carishea products and get 15% off when you purchase!     Our Fair trade Summer Sale deals are a great way to try out the products for the first time. Carishea produces natural products which nourish your skin…
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Fair trade Summer Sale | Artisans Fair Candles

Artisans Fair Candles 15% Off | 30th July – 5th August The summer has started and so has our Fair Trade Summer Sale! Each week we will have a new offer on a range of fabulous Fair Trade products.    You can enjoy 15% off all Artisans Fair candles in the first of our Fair…
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Say Welcome to Viv

A regular presence in the shop we thought it was high time we learnt a little bit more about Viv. A teacher in her past life, Viv is a welcoming and friendly addition to the shop she always has time to help you choose the perfect gift.  What is your favourite fair trade product? My favourite Fairtrade…
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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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Say Hello to Alison!

Alison is one of our wonderful volunteers and has been a familiar face over the last three years. As well as her friendly and welcoming nature she is also one of the shop’s best customers! She just can’t resist when we get new products in! We’ve asked her a few questions to help you to…
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90kg Rice Challenge

Kilombero rice is delicious rice grown in North Malawi, giving the customer the option of white or brown grains. We buy the rice from JTS; a fair trade, not-for-profit organisation that has a special relationship with Malawi, that supports local Malawian farmers. The rice is grown on nutrient rich soil along Lake Malawi, this paired…
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Fair Trade Tiffin Recipe

We celebrated Good Taste director Rob’s birthday at the weekend with a fabulous birthday brunch topped off with the most delicious fair trade tiffin! We couldn’t resist sharing the recipe (and a few mouth-watering pictures!) with you… Ingredients 100g butter 25g Traidcraft soft brown sugar 3 tbsp fair trade cocoa 4 tbsp fair-trade golden syrup…
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Father’s Day Soft Toy Competition

Fathers with their young babies… Which is your favourite pair? Comment on our Facebook and Instagram competition posts for a chance of winning.  ‘Dippy’ and ‘Mini Dippy’ the orange Diplodocus, ‘Terry’ and ‘Mini Terry’ the green T-Rex, ‘Tommy’ and ‘Mini Tommy’ the red Triceratops, or ‘ ‘Monty’ and ‘Mini Monty’ the brown Woolly Mammoth. All…
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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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Lucy thumbs down to plastic

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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