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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

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

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

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2023-04-25T12:40:39+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 Penh2023-04-25T12:40:39+01:00

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India

2023-04-25T12:35:42+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 India2023-04-25T12:35:42+01:00

Recycled Tin Can Bicycles from Madagascar

2023-04-25T18:52:10+01:00

Recycled Tin Can Bicycles from Madagascar Working with recycled aluminium tin cans is a technique called “Kapoaka” in Madagascar. The discarded pop, beer and air freshener cans, tin cans and aerosols are individually cut, folded and soldered into their own unique shape – including model bikes and bicycles. Each intricate piece of tin is carefully [...]

Recycled Tin Can Bicycles from Madagascar2023-04-25T18:52:10+01:00

Secret Diary of a Fair Trader… and the Story of the Recycled Indian Newspaper Bags

2023-04-25T11:49:36+01:00

Newspaper Bags Project. When setting up my business back in 2009, I became transfixed by a ground-breaking project I'd heard about in India and was determined to find a way to support it. The Newspaper Bags Project in question was started in 2004 and run by a Non Government Organisation (NGO) whose mission is to [...]

Secret Diary of a Fair Trader… and the Story of the Recycled Indian Newspaper Bags2023-04-25T11:49:36+01:00
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