Posts in Category: Products


Meet Mohammed Hamada

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Mohammed Hamada is a father of 7, born and brought up in the beautiful ancient village of Burqin. Burqin is home to 6000 people, who between them farm over 19,000 dunums*. Known locally as “Arous Falastin”, or “Palestine’s bride”, in Christian tradition it is here that Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of… Read more »

Swazi candles

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A couple of months ago, Just Fair Trade’s Sarah, Kerry and Louise headed off to London for the Traidcraft AGM and conference. While they expected to get new insights into the work this pioneering fair trade company are doing to promote and support producers in some of the most challenge parts of the world, they… Read more »

The Traveller’s Tree Marquetry Boxes

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Although we’re first and foremost a fair trade business – and therefore focused on enabling communities in developing countries to engage in dignified and sustainable employment – we love it when those ‘people’ ethics come together with environmental ethics too! These incredible marquetry boxes are an example of exactly that kind of joined up ethical thinking…. Read more »

Honeystreet Beauty Products

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Over the years we’ve sometimes found it tricky to source really good fair trade body products, but with think that with this range from Honeystreet, via importers New Oversees Traders, we think we may have struck beauty product gold! With collections tailored for cooks and gardeners, ranges focusing on such classic fragrances as rose, lavender, and a multitude… Read more »

Christmas 2015: The return of the toy shop

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For the third consecutive year, Just Fair Trade has opened a pop-up toy shop in St Martin’s Square! Designed to showcase the very best in ethically produced children’s toys, the toy shop offers handcrafted wooden and fabric toys and puzzles made by artisans in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh where the income provided by steady, dignified employment… Read more »

Earth Squared tweed Ava bag

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Earth Squared bags have been a firm favourite at Just Fair Trade for several years, combining great ethics with a creative, contemporary approach to design! The company is based just outside Edinburgh and the Scottish influence is particularly evident in the beautiful tweed ranges they produce each autumn. But the bags themselves are made in Vietnam… Read more »

Achkiy mini flower pendant

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This handcrafted flower pendant from new supplier Achkiy is made in Peru from brushed silver. It’s perfect for those who like delicate and understated but beautiful jewellery! Achkiy (pronounced Ash-key) might be one of Just Fair Trade’s newest suppliers but for twenty years they’ve been building an organisation that is ‘working to bring light [‘achkiy’] and hope to some… Read more »

Nomads Esme cord shift dress

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This Nomads cotton needlecord shift dress is the most recent incarnation of a firm favourite with Just customers; it’s incredibly versatile and works as well over jeans or leggings as it does with tights (depending on how much you like getting your legs out!!). Nomads grew out of a classic Indian backpacking adventure when Duncan and Vicky returned… Read more »

Hand-crafted clay candle holder

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Back in May, Louise (development manager) and Kerry (shop manager) had the opportunity to hear Dalit’s Julia Hawthorne speak about their work with one of the most deprived, vulnerable and despised people groups in India. We were inspired by her story! All Dalit candles are handmade by the Dalit people of India and the purchase of these… Read more »

Ukuva iAfrica marinade sauces

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Ukuva iAfrica marinade sauces are produced in Cape Town, South Africa but reflect the flavours of the whole of the continent. Why not try these ideas from Ukuva iAfrica this summer? Baobab Cha-ka-la-ka Delicious with flame grilled lamb, goat, pork, chicken, corn or vegetable skewers • Delectable dip for fries • Add to mayonnaise or… Read more »

Blue multi colour stripe rug

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Namaste products have long graced the shelves of Just Fair Trade! We love their use of colour which often reflects the cultures who create the products, and summer really is the season to indulge in their great range! These rugs would be the perfect addition to a picnic or barbecue, adding a little bit of class… Read more »

The 90kg Rice Challenge

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The basic premise of the 90kg Rice Challenge is really very simple – you, or your faith group, school, office, sports team or community group, have to sell 90kg of rice in order to send a Malawian rice farmer’s child to secondary school for a year. That’s it! Why should I do the Rice Challenge? If we’re… Read more »

Men’s White Pants To Poverty Trunks

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The ultimate in practical presents, these Pants to Poverty trunks do exactly what it says on the package! Pants To Poverty was launched as part of the Make Poverty History campaign back in 2005 and since they’ve been committed to ‘developing a transformational business model that is beautiful from cotton to bottom’! They say: ‘We… Read more »

Act Justly Territory Satchel

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This practical and stylish satchel was made by women in India working with Freeset, an organisation set up to provide choices and opportunities for former prostitutes. They say: Freeset was established in 2001 to provide high quality jute bags whilst also providing intervention and employment to women who had been trafficked into prostitution in Kolkata,… Read more »

Buying fair trade for Ramadhan

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On Wednesday 3 June 2015, we hosted our very first Ramadhan shopping evening! For some time we’ve wanted to do more to support Muslim communities in Leicester, but we’d struggled to find the right opportunity. But this year the pieces came together! The focus of the evening was on ways in which individuals and communities could draw on fair… Read more »

Lion Father Lion Son Father’s Day card

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This beautiful handmade card is one of four produced by Cards From Africa to celebrate Father’s Day. They say: At Cards from Africa, we make all of our handmade paper from discarded scraps that would otherwise be destined to burn. Not only is this environmentally friendly, it also ensures that we have a large range… Read more »

Recycled tin can campervan

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These amazing recycled tin vehicles are produced in Madagascar for Shared Earth and are one of our best-selling products! They make the perfect gift for that tricky uncle or cousin, or the friend who has everything! They’re produced by Bezalila, an artisan co-operative set up in 1994 by a French development agency but now operating… Read more »

Emilie Holdall

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These vintage-inspired holdalls are just a small part of Patchouli Fair’s range of brightly coloured floral dresses, accessories and home wares which have, over the years, come to play an integral role in Just Fair Trade’s summer offerings! As far as we’re concerned, Donna, Patchouli Fair’s founder, has joined the league of those who, like Elvis, Madonna… Read more »

Hogla Gardeners Baskets

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These strong wire-framed baskets, produced in Bangladesh for Traidcraft, have been handwoven from hardwearing hogla fibre, and are great for jobs around the garden all year round. They are produced by the Jute Works, established in 1973 to rehabilitate the war-widowed and war-affected poor, rural women of Bangladesh. The aim was to provide these women… Read more »

April Showers Necklace

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As you know, here at Just Fair Trade we have a particular soft spot for anything a bit quirky and unusual, and what could be more quirky than this textured brass necklace, produced in Tamil Nadu by the Flowering Desert Project?! We also have matching earring (either a pair of clouds, raindrops or umbrellas) in… Read more »

Jodie Hart Showerproof Poncho

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We’re loving this poncho, not least because of its classic, Hepburn-esque style! And if the last few days are anything to go by, you’ll get plenty of wear out of it this summer! It can be folded away in its self-contained bag when the sun makes an appearance and it’s even good for the environment… Read more »