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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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    Wednesday, 11 April 2018  |  Joanna
    Sustainable Development Goals

    York Fair Trade Forum hosted an event with York Central MP Rachael Maskell. She had some very interesting advice for us. Find out more. .

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    Friday, 9 March 2018  |  Joanna
    Fairtrade Fortnight event

    Joanna was interviewed by That's York TV at the York Fair Trade Forum Breakfast event celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 2018.

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    Tuesday, 27 February 2018  |  Joanna
    Fairtrade chocolate

    All products which bear the Fairtrade mark have been traded at a set price - enough to cover the cost of production and a bit more. But they also attract an additional 10% Fairtrade premium, which is used for community projects. We look at how these projects change lives.

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    Monday, 26 February 2018  |  Joanna
    Come On In To Fairtrade Fortnight

    Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday 26 February to Sunday 11 March and this year's theme is "Come On In"

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    Thursday, 8 February 2018  |  Joanna
    Meeting our suppliers at Trade Fair

    It's always great to meet the people who import the goods we sell. They are our direct link to the makers.

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    Tuesday, 24 October 2017  |  Joanna
    Day of Action Saturday 28 October

    This Saturday 28 October Fairtrade campaigners from all over the country are taking part in a Day of Action with the message to Sainsbury's: Don't Ditch Fairtrade.

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    Tuesday, 12 September 2017  |  Joanna
    Focus on: recycled aluminium

    Our recycled aluminium homewares are environmentally friendly, ethically sourced and use traditional skills. But we know you love them because they are gorgeous. Find out more about how they are made.

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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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