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

What is Thuya Wood? 9 Facts to Help Explain…

2023-06-26T09:25:46+01:00

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 [...]

What is Thuya Wood? 9 Facts to Help Explain…2023-06-26T09:25:46+01:00

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

2023-05-26T15:09:04+01:00

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 [...]

What is World Fair Trade Day 2023 – and when is it?2023-05-26T15:09:04+01:00

What exactly is Mother of Pearl?

2023-04-25T12:19:49+01:00

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 [...]

What exactly is Mother of Pearl?2023-04-25T12:19:49+01:00

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

2023-04-25T12:30:08+01:00

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 grow. Fairtrade Fortnight brings together consumers, retailers, licensees, businesses, producers and campaigners nationwide to promote awareness and sales of Fairtrade [...]

What exactly is Fairtrade Fortnight and when is it in 2023?2023-04-25T12:30:08+01:00

Happy Christmas from The FAIR Trade Store

2023-04-25T12:25:45+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 14 years - Paul. Seasonal Christmas Message from The FAIR Trade Store [...]

Happy Christmas from The FAIR Trade Store2023-04-25T12:25:45+01:00

Shopping for Ethical Christmas Presents and Gifts Online in 2022?

2023-04-25T16:25:54+01:00

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 in 2022?2023-04-25T16:25:54+01:00

Are these the ultimate ethical gifts for the eco geek or keyboard warrior?

2023-04-25T11:50:11+01:00

Are these the ultimate ethical gifts for the eco geek or keyboard warrior? Looking for a range of environmentally-friendly products and gifts for the "eco geek" in your life created from green recycled computer circuit boards? •   Each item is shaped by a cutting machine and are always hand-finished to create the final product. •   [...]

Are these the ultimate ethical gifts for the eco geek or keyboard warrior?2023-04-25T11:50:11+01:00

Eco Friendly Jute Bags from Earthbags, Kolkata, India

2023-06-06T20:35:14+01:00

Eco Friendly Jute Bags from Earthbags, Kolkata, India. Established in Kolkata, West Bengal, India in 1995, Earthbags Export Private Limited is committed to "Mother Nature" and manufactures and exports eco-friendly jute shopping bags that are biodegradable and environmentally and eco friendly. Earthbags factory building, Kolkata, India Earthbags design sturdy and functional jute shopping [...]

Eco Friendly Jute Bags from Earthbags, Kolkata, India2023-06-06T20:35:14+01:00

“Back to School” and how to make it go smoothly.

2023-04-22T19:24:13+01:00

It's that "Back to School time again! If it is the start of a new school year, or after a holiday break, then that "back to school" period is always a challenging time for parents and can sometimes be a scary time for the kids! You're probably feeling a mixture of excitement for the new [...]

“Back to School” and how to make it go smoothly.2023-04-22T19:24:13+01:00

How do you make a picture / photo frame out of recycled magazine paper?

2023-04-25T11:47:28+01:00

I have been getting great customer reaction to this amazing recycled magazine paper / picture photo frame, which has been handmade with great care on the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. Bali Indonesia Panorama Not only is the picture frame recycled and therefore environmentally friendly, but its Fair Trade too. It is [...]

How do you make a picture / photo frame out of recycled magazine paper?2023-04-25T11:47:28+01:00
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