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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

The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone

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

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 [...]

The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone2023-06-06T09:26:26+01:00

Conserve India… and the Fair Trade Rag Pickers of Delhi

2023-05-21T13:19:00+01:00

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 [...]

Conserve India… and the Fair Trade Rag Pickers of Delhi2023-05-21T13:19:00+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

Ethical Earrings of the Month

2023-05-06T14:32:23+01:00

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, [...]

Ethical Earrings of the Month2023-05-06T14:32:23+01:00

The Artisans who make Fair Trade Products – Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS)

2023-04-25T12:38:08+01:00

It's certainly a popular question. Who are the actual artisans that make the Fair Trade products that are now available for us to buy? Well, Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (or MKS) are one of the groups that do. They are based in Mukundapur, Kolkata, which is in West Bengal, India. Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS) was founded [...]

The Artisans who make Fair Trade Products – Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS)2023-04-25T12:38:08+01:00

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

2023-04-25T12:35:07+01:00

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 possible!" Established in Bali, Indonesia back in 1993, Mitra Bali has been working to empower a large group of traditional, [...]

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2023-04-25T12:35:07+01:00

Godavari Lace Makers, India

2023-04-25T12:38:59+01:00

This is the story of the Godavari Lace Makers in India. Godavari Cooperative is a women’s Fair Trade producer group in Narsapur, on the West Godavari Delta, in India. Their specialism is the handicraft of crochet lace making and tailoring. They make high-quality crochet flower purses, bags, brooches and necklaces, shawls and homeware such as [...]

Godavari Lace Makers, India2023-04-25T12:38:59+01:00

What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade?

2023-05-08T12:27:42+01:00

Certainly a confusing topic, I try to explain below the intricacies involved when answering this question... 1/ What is Fair Trade? "Fair Trade" is a global, economic development platform. It integrates business, consumer and producer relationships that are governed by the Charter of Fair Trade Principles - authorised by the World Fair Trade Organization. (WFTO) [...]

What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade?2023-05-08T12:27:42+01:00

Never lose your glasses again with this Fair Trade wooden spectacles stand / holder!

2023-04-24T17:50:28+01:00

Never lose your glasses again with this Fair Trade wooden spectacles stand / holder! Do you keep misplacing your specs? Why not keep them on this attractive wooden spectacles stand, which has been handmade in India by craftsmen at Asha Handicrafts Association. In Sanskrit, Asha means “hope”. Desktop sheesham wood spectacles stand / holder [...]

Never lose your glasses again with this Fair Trade wooden spectacles stand / holder!2023-04-24T17:50:28+01:00
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