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Fair trading Year 2 Cheque Dan Walker

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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Fairtrade everyday in lent part two

Fairtrade: Everyday in Lent (Part two)

Hope you are all getting on well with the first twenty lent challenges! Here are twenty more ideas of things you can do to live more ethically and make a difference to others… 21. Recycle your pens! We now have a Terracycle box in the shop where you can bring your old pens, biros and felt…
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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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Meet Chloe our French Intern

Meet Chloe Our French Intern

Meet Chloé Our French Intern Over the past 8 weeks Chloé has worked as an intern with us. It has been a lovely experience getting to know Chloé and to show her the Sheffield way of life. We wish Chloé the best of luck with the rest of her studies. Now let’s meet Chloé our French intern. Where…
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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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brass bird and heart necklace make your love fair

Make Your Love Fair

Make your love fair!  Treat the one you love and save yourself a bit of money as you enjoy 10% off all heart-shaped products in store. By buying our fair trade gifts and cards for Valentine’s Day you are not only gifting your beloved but also supporting our producers in the developing world and helping to improve the…
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wooden alphabet letters

Wooden Alphabet Letters

This week we have received a new product from Lanka Kade, a company that creates fair trade toys and gifts. Indeed we have now new designed capital wooden alphabet letters in our shop, which is a good idea for a child birthday! Where are they from? These letters come from Sri Lanka and they are made…
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Share the Love

Share the Love ❤️️

Share the love this Valentine’s Day by buying our fair trade gifts and cards which support our producers in the developing world. Ethical Valentine’s Day cards by Cards from Africa are handmade using recycled paper by young people in Rwanda who have lost their parents to conflict or disease. These young workers are given a fair wage…
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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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