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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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    Tuesday, 22 September 2020  |  Joanna
    An update from Black Yak

    Our supplier Black Yak works exclusively in Nepal. They are in constant contact with their knitters and keeping on top of changing circumstances

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    Friday, 18 September 2020  |  Joanna
    World Bamboo Day

    World Bamboo Day is held on 18 September every year. It gives us the opportunity to think about this incredibly versatile material and how we can use it in environmentally friendly and sustainable products.

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    1 CommentTuesday, 15 September 2020  |  Joanna
    Do we need an Ethical Amazon?

    While jobs are being lost in the kinds of industries that can only be done face to face, tech giants are making billions in 2020 because we're all online.
    But is it time for the sustainable, ethical and fair trade community to take on Amazon? Does the world need an ethical Amazon? Can one even exist?

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    Friday, 28 August 2020  |  Joanna
    Book Review: Traidcraft by Joe Osman

    Joe Osman worked at Traidcraft from its inception in 1979 until his retirement and the company's near collapse in 2018. This book is part memoir and part history of this pioneering fair trade organisation

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    Thursday, 27 August 2020  |  Joanna
    We're Good to Go

    We've completed a risk assessment and trained our staff in the ways we're protecting our customers and staff from the risk of coronavirus

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    Thursday, 6 August 2020  |  Joanna
    New: Loyalty Points

    To reward our best customers (which is all of you!) we've introduced a loyalty points system.
    Earn 1 point for every 1 you spend.
    Each point is worth 10p, and when you get to 5 worth you can spend them on anything on the site.
    So every time you spend 50 with us you receive 5 off your next order - or carry on saving up for more discount.

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    Friday, 17 July 2020  |  Joanna
    Refillable Water Bottles

    Our brand new range of copper water bottles from Tilnar Art is made from copper and features designs from Meg Hawkins.

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    Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Joanna
    World Chocolate Day

    World Chocolate Day - what could be better? In the UK we eat over 11kg of chocolate on average making us the biggest chocoholics in Europe. Our chocolate is all Fairtrade and comes from companies dedicated to sharing the love with everyone in the supply chain.

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    Thursday, 25 June 2020  |  Joanna
    Keep KitKat Fairtrade

    On Tuesday 23 June Nestle announced that its ten year commitment to sourcing Fairtrade cocoa and sugar for its KitKat bars would come to an end in October 2020. Read on to find out what this means for farmers and what we can do about it.

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    Thursday, 18 June 2020  |  Joanna
    Fair Trade Face Masks

    From Monday 15 June the UK government has made it mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport and some small shops are making it mandatory as well

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