What is Thuya wood and where does it come from? Here are 9 facts to help explain... Did you know? 1/ Thuya is a rare, shrubby conifer, indigenous to southern Morocco and especially the seaside town of Essaouira, in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, north west Africa. Thuya wood (pronounced two-ya) is from this [...]
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Sam Thai Restaurant in Southport - Food Review. Here is my food review following my first visit to Sam Thai Restaurant, which is on the famous Lord Street, Southport town centre (near The Monument). I was impressed with and reassured by the warm greeting and delightful service at this attractive lioght and airy venue. I [...]
Kenyan Soapstone is becoming more and more popular in the UK as people travel and learn more about it. But there is still confusion as to what it actually is. This blog post hopes to explain just that - where it comes from, what it can be turned into and give you a little of [...]
Conserve India are linked to the "rag pickers" in Delhi - a community of people that are the weakest and poorest in their society. Many of them have limited access to education and health benefits. Yet, thanks to Anita Ahuja, whose pioneering work transforms used materials into trendy textiles, these people are given hope. The [...]
World Fair Trade Day is on Saturday 13th May, 2023. It is a global campaign for the Fair Trade Movement and will involve connecting Fair Trade producers in the developing world with consumers in the "western world" and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) which was created in 2004 to maintain liveable [...]
Below are 9 inspirational, motivational, lifestyle quotes from Buddha.... But first, here is a short introduction to Buddha and what Buddhism actually means.... DID YOU KNOW? Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population. Followers are known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of [...]
Ethical Earrings of the Month Do you love elephants? If so, these earrings are for you! They feature engraved gold-coloured elephant shapes on a black background and have been handmade from brass. Pretty striking, don't you think? Brass Hoop Earrings in Black and Gold with Elephant Patterns They are: • Priced at £8.95, [...]
Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn't Know! A Brief Introduction to Bali... Bali is actually four islands. Whilst Bali is the name of the island, it is also a province that includes three smaller islands located off the main island’s southeast coast. These are Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan – [...]
So, what exactly is "Mother of Pearl"? A number of the products that The FAIR Trade Store sells on this website feature mother of pearl and I sometimes get asked what it is exactly? So to help out, I've explained below how it is formed and what it is used for - together with a [...]
The FAIR Trade Store is 14 years old! Yes, I have been trading as The FAIR Trade Store in Southport since February 2009. My business has always been dedicated to bringing you quality, handmade Fair Trade products from around the developing world. In that time, I have served many regular, satisfied customers throughout the UK [...]