Posts with: women


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Felt Flower Bouquet

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Paper High have become great friends of Just Fair Trade over the last few years! We love their sari notebooks and their handcrafted paper, but we think this everlasting bouquet of felt flowers made from merino wool is the perfect Mothers Day present! The flowers are created in Nepal by women from some of the poorest communities…. Read more »

Grey Cameo Owl Grab Bag

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Manumit’s range of beautifully crafted bags and accessories have become firm favourites over the last few years, and this owl range has been particularly popular – we’re not sure what it is about owls, but any products featuring them seem to – ahem – fly off the shelves! These bags are made from cotton needlecord and… Read more »