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Here you will find our various musings about the world of Fair Trade and Ethical Consumerism, along with general information about our company, suppliers and products.

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    Monday, 10 July 2017  |  Joanna
    Fairtrade and Fairly Traded

    Sainsbury's decision to move away from Fairtrade certified tea to their own "Fairly Traded" model has caused confusion and anger. What are the issues?

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    Thursday, 1 June 2017  |  Joanna
    Product feature: Spun Bamboo

    Bamboo is a fantastic material. Find out how our bamboo salad and serving dishes are made here:

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    Tuesday, 25 April 2017  |  Joanna
    Fashion Revolution Week

    This week we commemorate the Rana Plaza disaster by encouraging people to ask "Who Made My Clothes?" These ladies work in Vietnam making our gorgeous bags and scarves. (Photo: Earth Squared)

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    Monday, 27 March 2017  |  Joanna
    Red Nose Day

    Thanks to all our customers who helped us raise 60 for Comic Relief.

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    Fairtrade at Westminster

    Joanna was lucky enough to represent York Fair Trade Forum at Westminster on Tuesday. Find out how she got on with MPs, researchers and campaigners from around the UK.

    Photo by Alex Rumford shows Joanna with Christopher from the Northern Ireland Fair Trade Nation campaign.
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    Monday, 27 February 2017  |  Joanna
    Campaigning and protesting

    Fairtrade Fortnight this year has the theme of "Put Fairtrade in Your Break". Only by making fair trade a regular part of our life can we increase its impact.

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    Sunday, 18 December 2016  |  Joanna
    Principle 10: Respect for the Environment

    Many of our homewares products are made using recycled materials. Fair trade involves looking after the planet as well as the workers.

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    Sunday, 11 December 2016  |  Joanna
    Principle 9: Promoting Fair Trade

    Promoting the benefits of fair trade is a vital part of any fair trade supplier's work. This can be in the developed world to increase sales and awareness or in the developing world so producers realise that their customers care about fair trade.

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    Sunday, 4 December 2016  |  Joanna
    Principle 8: Providing Capacity Building

    Jewellery makers receive training from our supplier Just Trade so they can make sure their designs remain popular.

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    Sunday, 27 November 2016  |  Joanna
    Principle 7: Good working conditions

    The supplier of our toys works really hard to ensure all workers feel like they are part of a community and that they have all the skills they need to do their job to the best of their ability.

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