Posts with: christmas


Why ‘White Friday’?

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Despite only arriving in the UK two years ago, Black Friday has already become synonymous with both bargain price electricals and scenes of chaos and disorder. Here at Just Fair Trade we also have a sneaking suspicion that this new shopping phenomenon is compounding a situation in which consumers don’t really understand the value of… 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 »

Chocolate Christmas Cake

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For a delicious alternative to a traditional cake for all those chocoholics, try this mouth-watering chocolate Christmas cake! Ingredients 250g butter 170ml water 150g fair trade unrefined muscovado sugar A good glug of brandy (use extra water or orange juice if preferred) 1kg fair trade mixed dried fruit 40g glace ginger, finely minced 65g fair trade cocoa powder 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda 1tbsp treacle… Read more »

Saying thank you to Kath!

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Kath Lawson-West has been one of Just Fair Trade’s staunchest supporters since the very beginning! Back in November 1996 she was a Traidcraft rep, selling fair trade products in her church, St Mary and All Saints, Stoughton; her decision to get involved in our very first short let shop that Christmas led to an almost… Read more »

Our Toy Shop – Christmas 2014

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It goes without saying that at Just Fair Trade we love all our products, but if we’re honest, we have to admit to having some favourites; pretty near the top of the list sit the beautiful toys we stock from the marvellous Lanka Kade. We’ve stocked toys for several years, but in 2013 we took the… Read more »