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Meet the Artisans – India Shop Mugs

South of Madras near the East Coast of India is a small village, Allangkuppam. In an idyllic setting surrounded by trees and plants of every description and blessed with a plentiful rainfall and a good local supply of china clay, lies the Sivam pottery. Here the master potter and a group of about 60 artisans,…
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Meet the Artisans – Dalit

The distinctive candle pots from Dalit are hand made in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai in India. This is the world’s most densely populated place where 1 million people live in a square mile. It is home to some 300 potters and their families. Traditionally this work is only done by Dalits, (who were formerly…
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Meet the artisans – Zaytoun

Zaytoun supports an olive tree planting project which is run by the Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) and produces the organic, fair trade olive oil, dates, maftoul and freekeh which we sell in the shop. Through the PFTA farmers can apply to become growers. In order for their application to be successful they must show that they…
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Meet the artisans Honeystreet

Meet the Artisans – Honeystreet Handmade

  Honeystreet Handmade Honeystreet Handmade is a range of luxury bath and body products certified by Fairtrade. The products are individually handmade in small batches in the heart of Wiltshire by a small team from a long standing family run Fairtrade company. All the products avoid any of the ‘bad stuff’ which can usually be…
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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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Meet the Artisans - Lanka Kade

Meet the Artisans – Lanka Kade

In the first in our series of ‘Meet the Artisans’ series we would like to introduce you to the people who work for Lanka Kade and make the beautiful and brightly coloured toys we sell in the shop.  Step into the shop and it’s hard to miss the boldly coloured chunky puzzles, beautifully painted wooden…
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Meet the Artisans Behind the Products

Our Fair Trade products are sourced from more than 30 countries across the globe. Fair Trade empowers artisan craftspeople and farmers to raise their living standards above the poverty line. This is achieved by paying a fair wage for their work and through the Fairtrade premium, which enables the community to support local projects such…
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Meet the Team – Say ‘Sannu’ to Dickson

Say ‘Sannu’ to Dickson

Meet the Team – Say ‘Sannu’ to Dickson Where were you born? I was born in northern Nigeria in a big city called Kaduna. I moved to the UK in 2011 for protection. What was your career in Nigeria? I was studying as an electrical engineer and was starting my own business. I continued my…
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Meet Ben from TASTE

Meet Ben from TASTE

Why did you come to Sheffield? I came to Sheffield in 1985 to read Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield. I was born in Nigeria but came to the UK when I was 8 years old. I was brought up in London and never thought I would live anywhere else until I…
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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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