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July Newsletter

Welcome to our July newsletter, we’re wondering where the sunshine has gone and counting down the days until summer holidays… Keep reading for your monthly update on all things Fair Trade!


We are in the midst of Plastic Free July® – a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. You can be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics!

These are our top plastic free, Fair Trade swaps that you can easily make this July to reduce your plastic use…

Did you know that some tea bags contain plastic? By choosing loose leaf tea you are ensuring there’s no plastic in your cuppa! We currently have both Clipper and Traidcraft Breakfast Blend (hooray!) in stock.

Turtle Bags are the ultimate zero plastic shopping bag – these brightly coloured, Fairtrade cotton string bags, pack down to fit into your handbag but expand to hold all your groceries!

Free your shower from it’s bottles and make the switch to bar shampoo instead – the shampoo and conditioner bars from No Way!ste are exactly that, waste free! 

Smile! And be gone the plastic toothbrush! The environmental toothbrush is made of sustainably sourced, biodegradeable bamboo and is your new bathroom essential. Hard to tell whose is whose – why not grab a Sharpie and personalise your handle?

It doesn’t get cuter than a Jute shopper from Shared Earth. Available in loads of designs, the little ones make a great reusable gift bag and the big ones are perfect for carrying all your essentials in!

Ditch the plastic air freshener and embrace the incense instead! We have a new incense stockist and are absolutely loving the beautiful smells coming from our lovely new stand. Plastic free, high quality and WFTO Fair Trade certified – what’s not to love?


Our recipe of the month for July is this delicious Fair Trade chocolate and raspberry pavlova! The meringue is flavoured with cocoa powder and studded with Fairtrade dark chocolate pieces, topped with fresh cream and raspberries! Heaven, and perfect for summer entertaining. The recipe is also suitable for those following a gluten free diet.


Lovely Saskia has now left us to prepare for moving away for her Masters degree (and most probably a lot more running!). We are delighted to welcome Nadiia and Tia to the Good Taste Team.
You’ll be seeing a lot of our new girls as they kindly cover everyone’s time off over the summer holidays!


Sue and Jess took on leg 8 of the LE JOG challenge and smashed it! Well done to both of them. You can sponsor them (and everyone else taking part) in TASTE’s biggest ever fundraiser – Lands End to John O’Groats Sponsored Hike 2023! The hike is taking place from June and September 2023 – so there’s still plenty of time to show your support. You can sponsor one of those taking part and raise much needed funds for TASTE by visiting the Just Giving page for this event!

Thank you for your continued support!

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