Posts in Category: Products


Vegan Friendly Eco Friendly Leather Bags

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Hi-di-hi bags are eco friendly and vegan friendly. We have only had them in the shop for a couple of weeks but they are already proving very popular. They are made from an artificial leather, an exclusive leather look toxic free polyurethane with a water resisting lining. This means they are not only attractive and… Read more »

Eco Baskets by Mowgs

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Mowgs baskets was started by marketing professional Michal Simpson. A few years ago she was traveling through Asia and she came across a remote farming village in Myanmar ( Burma) where in the rainy season the villagers would weave traditional cane baskets. They use the baskets to carry their daily shopping and fresh fish. However the weavers… Read more »

Women’s Empowerment through Fairtrade

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Esther is an inspirational women to spend time with, I was lucky enough to do that last week. One could say that she is a living example of women’s empowerment. Esther is the chair of the Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association, a Co-op of 300 women in Kericho Kenya East Africa.  I’m sure many of… Read more »

Recycled Metal Sculptures

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These beautiful sculptures made from recycled metal are made by a group of skilled artisans in Harare, Zimbabwe. They have an international reputation for producing the highest quality metal sculptures available from Africa. The products are Fair Trade and purchases of these recycled metal sculptures help provide a stable income and good standard of living… Read more »

Meet the Women who Grow your Morning Coffee

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A story of gender equality, coffee and climate change. Monday 6th March 2017 5.30pm to 7.30pm City Hall, 115 Charles Street Leicester, LE1 1FZ Fairtrade Leicester presents an evening with Esther Koskei, Chairlady of the Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association in Kenya. Come and meet this inspiring woman farmer and listen as she shares with… Read more »

Trashy Bags

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Trashy Bags are a social enterprise based in Accra, Ghana. They collect waste plastic and transform it into practical and fashionable bags. Trashy Bags are more than just unique and stylish products, they also stand for change, self-empowerment and above all, hope! Trashy Bags is a truly grassroots initiative that gives ordinary Africans a sense… Read more »

Fair Squared Beauty Evening

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Thursday 3rd November Pop into the shop between 6pm and 8pm Join us for a special evening for you and your friends. Berta from Fair Squared Health and Beauty will be with us to share her knowledge giving advice and mini hand massages. We will hear stories from the people who make the ingredients that go into… Read more »

Recycled Plastic Bottle Rugs

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When we first saw these soft and beautiful rugs we could not believe that they were made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They look and feel like our other wool and cotton rugs! They are made in India by a clever process that breaks the bottles down into super fine fibres that can then be… Read more »

Ocean Sole Flipflop Animals

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Ocean Sole are a social enterprise based in Kenya. They recycle flipflops into colourful flipflop animals. The flipflops are found littered on the beaches and waterways of Kenya. Flipflops are one of the largest marine pollutants on Kenyan beaches. It is very bizarre but thousands and thousands of flipflops are washed up onto the East African coast… Read more »

Pebble knitted and crochet Toys

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Pebble toys are hand knitted and crocheted by women in a workers’ co-operative in rural Bangladesh.   Living in the rural areas in very hard work but conditions are generally better than the alternative of working in a sweat shop in a city like Dhaka. The women work as subsistence farmers and looking after their homes…. Read more »

Zhambala String Lights

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Zhambala string lights are hand made, fair trade and ethically sourced. They come in a variety of styles all made in Thailand. Probably the most popular are the delicate rose lights. The rose flower string lights are made from skeletalised rubber leaves which can take at least a month to produce. Once the leaves have… Read more »

Kazuri Beaded Jewellery

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Kerry and Sarah have returned from the Autumn Fair and are really happy with the new range of Kazuri Beaded Jewellery they found. Kazuri means small and beautiful in Kiswahili and is the name given to the beautiful hand made beads from just outside Nairobi in Kenya. Each bead is shaped from clay by hand,… Read more »

Handloom Cotton Throws

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New stocks of these fabulous handloom throws have arrived. They are 100% soft cotton handloom in a chevron design. They come in 6 different colour ways; sage, indigo, red, natural, chocolate and terracotta. There’s a throw to go with every colour scheme. They are 125cm X150cm, not too small but not to big! They are… Read more »

Fair Squared Fair Trade Beauty and Health

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We’ve shelves full of this new range of Fairtrade health and beauty products. Made with top quality natural ingredients that are not only fantastic for the skin but also Fairtrade, vegan and halal. None of the ingredients are tested on animals and no synthetic fragrances or petrochemical derivatives are used. The staff have all been… Read more »

Rotavator for Howard in Malawi!

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We’ve just received this picture of Howard with the new rotavator in Malawi. This time last year Howard visited Leicester from a smallholder farmers association in Northern Malawi. Howard is a farmer growing rice as a cash crop on his small farm. He told a packed audience in our shop in Leicester about the transformation… Read more »

Recycled Glass from Bolivia

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CRISIL is a recycled glass-making factory situated in Cochabamba, central Bolivia. It is a family-owned business begun by two brothers, Carlos and Walter Bustos, after one of them spent some years in the USA but wanted to return to his home country. They make beautiful handmade glass products for Traidcraft which are very popular with… Read more »

Natural Quality Leather Bags

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We have the quality leather bag just right for your needs! Whether you prefer to keep your things in a satchel, a courier bag, rucksack or a saddlebag, our range of natural leather bags will offer you that perfect mix of practicality and style that you need. Our natural leather bags come from Paper High,… Read more »

So Many Beautiful New Scarves to Chose From!

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We have so many new beautiful scarves in the shop. Many of them come from York Scarves, (no prizes for guessing where their business is based!) They have been working with a Co-operative based in a semi rural area of Northern India for many years. The co-operative was initiated in 1977 and is structured on a… Read more »

Beautiful Fair Trade Ethical and Eco clothing

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Our spring range of beautiful fair trade, ethical and eco clothing is now in the shop. Browse from our range from Braintree. Thoughtfully designed ethical and eco clothing that fits perfectly and feels great. The contemporary collection of organic clothing is from sustainable and eco-friendly sources, including bamboo, hemp and organic cotton. Organic cotton is… Read more »

Bamboo Reusable Eco Coffee Cup

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Bamboo reusable eco coffee cups are really made from organic biodegradable bamboo fibre. Light and lovely to use they are practical to take out and about with you on the go and even dish washer safe when you return home.(Top shelf of the dish washer but not the lid and sleeve) Each year over 100… Read more »

Recycled Tyre Plant Pots

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Our new range of beautiful recycled tyre plant pots are made from old car tyres given a new lease of life by skilled artisans in Northern India. Eco friendly and fairly traded these planters will brighten any garden, back yard or window sill. Noah’s Ak work closely with their group of producers investing much of… Read more »