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Fair Trade Chocolate Easter Nests

With the school holidays in full swing I’m looking for activities to occupy my three children. They all love baking, especially things like chocolate Easter nests, but it can be tricky to bake with all three of them at once in my tiny kitchen! I’m a big fan of ‘no-bake’ baking that can be done at […]

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Cookies and Cream Birthday Cake

To celebrate my son Harry’s 14th birthday I made this cookies and cream chocolate cake for him to enjoy with his friends – and of course gave it a Fairtrade twist! It was pronounced “the nicest cake ever” – high praise indeed – so I thought I would share it with you all! The recipe […]

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Stocking Fillers

Are you in need of a few ‘little bits’ either to go in a stocking, as a table present or for a secret Santa? If you are looking for an ethical alternative to throwaway, plastic tat, then look no further – we have rounded up our pick of the best gifts under £5! As always […]

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Ladies’ Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for a friend, your mum, sister, auntie, granny, daughter…. we’ve got you covered! Our shelves are just full of beautiful items which are sure to bring a smile to her face on Christmas Day! We’ve narrowed it down to our top six gifts… read on for the ultimate ethical gift inspiration for […]

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Children’s Gift Guide

You don’t have to fall down the trap of buying plastic for the children in your lift this Christmas, it is possible to buy ethically when shopping for little ones this Christmas. Our top tip is to check out pre-loved shopping websites such as Ebay and Facebook Marketplace as well as your local charity shop […]

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The loyalty card – why now is the right time to press pause.

The History… We introduced our loyalty card in early 2017, it was was designed by Chloe, our French intern and rolled out to customers to celebrate our second birthday. We launched the loyalty card more of a thank you to our customers for shopping with us, rather than a means of encouragement to bring in […]

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Say Hello to Jenny

How long have you been aware of Fair Trade? I’ve been aware of Fair Trade products for many years and have been really pleased to see how they have developed and improved. Over 20 years ago I started selling fair-trade crafts from home, and quickly became passionate about Fair Trade as a way for people […]

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Meet Fair Trade Lucy

How long have you known about Fair Trade? I can’t think of a time when I haven’t known about Fair Trade.  As a child I used to help my mum unpack and price up boxes of fairly traded crafts which she sold through our church. Buying Fairtrade tea, coffee and bananas was ‘the norm’ in […]

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Say Hello to Rob

In the next instalment of our “Meet the Team” series, we chat to doctor turned director (and accounting whizz) Rob Coleman. Although not often behind the counter, when he is in the shop Rob loves nothing more than a good ‘reorganise’ and it’s always intriguing to see where things have been moved to after his […]

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Welcome Tia!

Tia has recently joined the team, she’s fitting in working with us between finishing her work with students and beginning her PGCE in September – very useful to us as she covers everyone’s holiday! Friendly and welcoming, we are sure all our customers are going to love getting to know Tia! How did you get […]