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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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    Fair Trade

    Tuesday, 25 September 2018  |  Joanna
    Fair Trade Charter Launch

    On 25 September 2018 we celebrate the launch of the Fair Trade Charter.

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    Monday, 17 September 2018  |  Joanna
    Child Rescue Nepal Week - Monday

    Our supplier Namaste works directly with the brilliant charity Child Rescue Nepal to help rescue children from unsafe and illegal working conditions, child marriage and sexual exploitation. All this week we'll explain about their work. If you would like to donate or learn more you can visit the Child Rescue Nepal website.

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    Thursday, 31 May 2018  |  Joanna
    Who picked my tea?

    Tea plantations in Assam are some of the harshest workplaces in the world. Indentured labour, long hours, poor living conditions and no healthcare make this a truly harsh environment for the people who pick your daily brew.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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