22nd February 2021
It’s Fairtrade Fortnight
CHOOSE THE WORLD YOU WANT THIS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT! 22nd February to 7th March
“In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. The facts are straightforward. Farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, are disproportionately affected by it. They have told us that:
- Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now.
- Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back.
- Only with more money will they feel equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges they face from climate change.
The climate crisis is an immediate and ever-increasing threat and those in climate vulnerable countries are already seeing its impacts from droughts and crop disease to floods, heatwaves and shrinking harvests. ”
The quote above is from the Fairtrade Foundation website, more information at: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Get-Involved/Current-campaigns/Fairtrade-Fortnight/
16th February 2021
1Tree Cards – Eco Friendly Cards that Plant Trees
Now in stock and available for delivery. Great option for those BIG birthdays. Options available are: 18 years, 21 years, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 90 years.
Your friend or relative enjoys the card and has the little gift inside of a paper embedded with seeds of bee friendly flowers. Simply plant the paper in the garden or in a pot.
100% recycled card, printed with vegan inks & renewable energy, includes:
– The planting of 1 Tree
– A seed token to feed bees
– 100% recycled kraft envelope
Thursday 11th February 2021
New jams from rural Kenya
After a long wait two new jams have recently been added to our stock. A firm set Hibiscus Jam – an intriguing combination of sweet and tangy – and a luscious soft set Mango Jam. Made in rural Kenya by Meru Herbs, an organisation with a mission to empower women, alleviate poverty and improve standards of living.
N.B. Did you know that mango is rich in Vitamin A, has high natural levels of pectin which help to lower cholesterol and is good for your digestion too?
Tuesday 9th February 2021
Olive Oil based soap from Palestine
Hands suffering from frequent washing? Try this product from Traidcraft.
Nablus Olive Oil Soap from Palestine. “One of the main ingredients in this bar of soap is olive oil. Olive oil respects the skin’s natural balance, nourishes skin intensely and keeps up the moisture content – so if you’re washing your hands regularly, this means no more sore and dry skin. As it supports the self-healing ability of the skin, you’ll notice the difference after just a few washes.” Available from in Pure Olive Oil, Pure Olive Oil with Lemon and Pure Olive Oil with Pomegranate. Our shop manager says “I can personally attest to this being an especially soothing product if you have ‘sensitive’ skin. It is also plastic free coming in a simple recyclable card packet.