Posts with: Traidcraft


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 »

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 »

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 »

Meaningful Chocolate Company

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Although Just Fair Trade isn’t a ‘Christian organisation’, it is rooted in the extensive Christian community in Leicester, and at Christmas and Easter those roots come a little further to the fore! The Meangingful Chocolate Company provides an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the faith dimensions of those two festivals without missing out on the… Read more »

Madécasse Chocolate

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Madécasse Chocolate is one of the newest additions to Just Fair Trade’s growing range of chocolate. Not only is the cocoa grown in Madagascar, but it’s also transformed into chocolate and packaged on the island which adds enormous financial value to the cocoa growers and chocolate producers. Madécasse’s founders take up the story: We were… 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 »

Traidcraft’s place in the world of ‘doing good better’

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By Andy Biggs, Traidcraft CEO I find it interesting that part of the promotion of the ideas in William MacAskill’s book, “Doing Good Better: How effective altruism can help you make a difference”, involves having a negative headline about Fairtrade. As CEO of Traidcraft, an organisation that has pioneered Fairtrade and continues to be passionately… Read more »

Malawi Monday

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For me, meeting a farmer was the moment ‘fair trade’ shifted from being a great concept to a genuinely transformational movement. I’ve been aware of fair trade for over twenty years, and my personal commitment to buying fair trade where I could – and encouraging others to do the same – began long before I… 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 »

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 »

We’re getting ready for a cracking Easter!

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Chocolate has always played a massive role in the life of Just and we love the fact that twice a year we can really indulge our passion for all things cocoa-based by piling the shop sky high with an amazing range of products! Over the last couple of years the Real Easter Eggs produced by… Read more »

Clean and Fair lemon and lime multi-surface cleaner

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Palm oil is one of those products that’s become a little controversial. Often grown in places where it’s not indigenous, its production on huge plantations has been blamed for the destruction of whole ecosystems. However, Traidcraft, working with the Serendipalm co-operative in Ghana, has produced a fair trade, organic palm oil, grown on small-holder farms,… Read more »