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Thoughts on how to live a more ethical life & views, questions & discussion points about our environment.

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

2021-10-31T09:52:03+00:00

What gift do you give "the woman who has everything" for Christmas in 2021? The answer is this tiered wooden earring stand / holder. Not only is it an ethical choice, being Fair Trade, but it`s practical too and can hold up to 40 pairs of earrings for safe keeping on two tiers, with [...]

Why this wooden earring stand should be one of your Fair Trade Christmas gifts “for her”.2021-10-31T09:52:03+00:00

Last order dates for The FAIR Trade Store – Christmas 2021

2021-10-31T08:49:21+00:00

If you are still looking for those last-minute stocking-fillers this Christmas, you can place orders online with The FAIR Trade Store right up until 12.00 noon on Tuesday 21st December, 2021. Christmas Day this year is on a Saturday (25th). These orders will be dispatched to you by 1st Class Royal Mail, so that you [...]

Last order dates for The FAIR Trade Store – Christmas 20212021-10-31T08:49:21+00:00

Shopping for Ethical Christmas Presents and Gifts Online?

2021-11-01T10:25:44+00:00

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 because they’re handmade, promote sustainable living, environmentally-friendly and often created from recycled materials and Fairly Traded - each product has [...]

Shopping for Ethical Christmas Presents and Gifts Online?2021-11-01T10:25:44+00:00

Merry Christmas from The FAIR Trade Store

2022-05-24T14:55:36+01:00

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 to make a difference" these past 12 years - Paul. Seasonal 2021 Christmas Message from The FAIR Trade Store [...]

Merry Christmas from The FAIR Trade Store2022-05-24T14:55:36+01:00

Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India & their Buffalo Leather Wallets & Accessories

2021-09-08T08:41:25+01:00

Talented artisans at Handicraft Villa in India make these classic buffalo leather wallets and accessories. THEIR CREDENTIALS... Known as "The House of Artisans", they were established in 2009 in Jaipur, Rajasthan & are a manufacturer, supplier & exporter of high quality leather goods. Under the leadership of the company owner, Mr. Dharmendra Kumawat, the organisation [...]

Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India & their Buffalo Leather Wallets & Accessories2021-09-08T08:41:25+01:00

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2021-09-08T09:04:54+01:00

It was on a buying trip to Cambodia that I arranged to visit the offices & craft centre of Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is The Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city & sits at the junction of the Mekong Tonlé Sap and Bassac rivers. Map of Cambodia showing Phnom Penh Founded in [...]

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh2021-09-08T09:04:54+01:00

What is a Mandala?

2022-05-24T14:56:03+01:00

A Mandala is a spiritual or ritual geometric configuration of symbols or a map. In Buddhism and Hinduism teachings, it represents the universe. The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is "circle". Circles have very powerful significance in countless countries, religions and traditions. Mandala Circles Design In "Jungian psychology", a mandala as [...]

What is a Mandala?2022-05-24T14:56:03+01:00

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India

2021-09-08T08:47:50+01:00

Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India. This project involves a Fair Trade group that helps street children and orphans sleeping rough in the railway station in New Delhi. It was established in 2004 by "grown up" ex-street children, who decided to make bags from recycled newspaper in order to provide an income for themselves [...]

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India2021-09-08T08:47:50+01:00

What exactly is Hemp & the Cannabis Sativa Plant?

2021-09-08T08:48:47+01:00

"Hemp” is another name for the Cannabis Sativa plant. This same species of plant is also refered to as Marijuana. Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. Did you know: the oldest known records of hemp farming [...]

What exactly is Hemp & the Cannabis Sativa Plant?2021-09-08T08:48:47+01:00

What is The Hamsa Hand?

2021-09-08T08:49:46+01:00

The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern palm-shaped amulet symbolising the “Hand of God”. It depicts the open right hand. It is also popular in northern Africa, but in all faiths it is a protective sign. The Hamsa Hand – The Evil Eye One style is shaped like a regular hand and [...]

What is The Hamsa Hand?2021-09-08T08:49:46+01:00

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