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Spotlight on Fair Grounds Jewellery

Overview This stunning jewellery is created by a small women’s cooperative of rural artisans, living in a village near to Taxco, Mexico. Most of the women are able to work close to home in small workshops and do not have to travel to street markets to sell their products. Skills passed down from generation to […]

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VENT for Change Company Spotlight

As we head out of lockdown and our pace of life begins to pick up, we will all be jotting down lists and hopefully making plans for the summer! The VENT for change stylish notes books, list pads and pencils that we stock would be perfect for doing this or would make lovely gifts! VENT […]

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Spotlight on Swaziland

We have recently started selling some beautiful products from Swaziland, and wanted to find out more about this tiny country as we seek to better understand the lives of the producers we are supporting. 80% of Swaziland’s population live in rural areas, generally working in agriculture and over half live on less that $2 a […]

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Meet the Artisans – Just Trade UK

Peru “Thank you for the work, for me and my family it has been a blessing from the heavens and really I don’t know how we could have coped without it.” Primi – Hope Jewellery, Peru Hope jewellery is handmade by women living in two shanty towns in Lima and two provincial cities in Peru […]

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Meet the Artisans – Tilnar Art | Seedpod Animals

  These quirky creatures are handmade in Zimbabwe by Raina Mazwiembiri and her team. They collect seed pods which have fallen from trees, then paint and decorate them to produce these beautiful birds and animals, each with their own unique markings and poses!    

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Meet the Artisans – Just Trading Scotland

Meet the Kilombero Rice farmers of Malawi | Just Trading Scotland   Just Trading Scotland (JTS) support over 700 smallholder rice farmers in the Karonga region on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, by providing a market in the UK for the high quality Kilombero rice they grow. These photos show something of life in Malawi […]

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Meet the Artisans – India Shop Mugs

South of Madras near the East Coast of India is a small village, Allangkuppam. In an idyllic setting surrounded by trees and plants of every description and blessed with a plentiful rainfall and a good local supply of china clay, lies the Sivam pottery. Here the master potter and a group of about 60 artisans, […]

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Meet the Artisans – Dalit

The distinctive candle pots from Dalit are hand made in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai in India. This is the world’s most densely populated place where 1 million people live in a square mile. It is home to some 300 potters and their families. Traditionally this work is only done by Dalits, (who were formerly […]

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Meet the artisans – Zaytoun

Zaytoun supports an olive tree planting project which is run by the Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) and produces the organic, fair trade olive oil, dates, maftoul and freekeh which we sell in the shop. Through the PFTA farmers can apply to become growers. In order for their application to be successful they must show that they […]

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Meet the Artisans – Honeystreet Handmade

  Honeystreet Handmade Honeystreet Handmade is a range of luxury bath and body products certified by Fairtrade. The products are individually handmade in small batches in the heart of Wiltshire by a small team from a long standing family run Fairtrade company. All the products avoid any of the ‘bad stuff’ which can usually be […]