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Paul Wolfenden

Fair Trade, Travel, Shopping, Food, The Environment, Ethical Living, Current Affairs, Events and My Secret Diary

“These are some of the areas I write about regularly and discuss with The FAIR Trade Store’s growing community. It’s a place where I document my regular travels and the Fair Trade products and new artisans, producers, suppliers, wholesalers and importers I find along the way.

The aim of the blog is to help spread the Fair Trade message and build a community, so please leave your comments and use its social sharing features to show your support. Why not take a look and subscribe while you’re there?

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Paul Wolfenden
Owner of The FAIR Trade Store

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What is Thuya Wood? 9 Facts to Help Explain…

By |October 26th, 2023|Categories: Ethical Living & The Environment, Fair Trade, Shopping, World Travel Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone

By |June 6th, 2023|Categories: Fair Trade, Secret Diary of a Fair Trader, World Travel Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Conserve India… and the Fair Trade Rag Pickers of Delhi

By |May 21st, 2023|Categories: Fair Trade, Secret Diary of a Fair Trader, World Travel Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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. [...]

What is World Fair Trade Day 2023 – and when is it?

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: Current Affairs, Ethical Living & The Environment, Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Ethical Earrings of the Month

By |April 7th, 2023|Categories: Fair Trade, Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

What exactly is Mother of Pearl?

By |March 20th, 2023|Categories: Ethical Living & The Environment|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The FAIR Trade Store is 14 years old!

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Current Affairs, Events, Secret Diary of a Fair Trader|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

What exactly is Fairtrade Fortnight and when is it in 2023?

By |January 5th, 2023|Categories: Current Affairs, Ethical Living & The Environment, Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fairtrade Fortnight runs every year for two weeks. Its aim is to transform the farming industry and to ensure that farmers and workers in the developing world get a fair deal for the crops they [...]

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story

By |January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Fair Trade, World Travel Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People - The Mitra Bali Story "Fair trade is an alternative form of trade emphasising dialogue, transparency and mutual respect between the producers and the consumers. Another world is [...]

Buying Trip and International Travel in January 2023

By |December 21st, 2022|Categories: Secret Diary of a Fair Trader, Shopping, World Travel Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Buying Trip and International Travel in January 2023 Hello my dear customers. As you know, times have been difficult over the last three years. But I am hoping that 2023 will be a time when [...]

Happy Christmas from The FAIR Trade Store

By |December 14th, 2022|Categories: Ethical Living & The Environment, Events, Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The FAIR Trade Store would like to wish a "very happy and healthy Christmas" to all its customers, suppliers, importers, producers, artisans, service providers, helpers and supporters, friends, followers and fans. "Thank you for helping [...]

Why this wooden earring stand should be one of your Fair Trade Christmas gifts “for her” in 2022.

By |December 3rd, 2022|Categories: Events, Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why should this tiered wooden earring stand / holder be one of your Fair Trade Christmas gifts “for her”? What gift do you give "the woman who has everything" for Christmas in 2022? The answer [...]

Shopping for Ethical Christmas Presents and Gifts Online in 2022?

By |November 21st, 2022|Categories: Ethical Living & The Environment, Events, Shopping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’re in need of some inspiration for ethical Christmas presents and gifts this year and wanting something that's a little bit different, then take a look at this range of Fair Trade products. Picked [...]

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