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World Fair Trade Day

This year, World Fair Trade Day takes place on Saturday 8th May. World Fair Trade Day is organised by the World Fair Trade Organisation and unites thousands of citizens, fair trade organisations, social and environmental movements, producers and consumers all around the planet in a common effort to support fair trade and trade justice for small producers. If you are holding an event to promote Fair Trade, you can reg
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Fairtrade Fortnight Report

We’ve had another successful Fairtrade Fortnight with many local schools and churches doing a roaring trade on dedicated stalls. The main push of the event being to encourage people to swap their cuppa for a fair trade cuppa, many of these stalls took the form of a coffee morning or tea party. Tea and biscuits were flying from our shelves and we could barely keep up! Of course, many people already buy fairtrade
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Our First Direct Import

Fair Trade Egypt is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower and assist artisans all over Egypt. They sell unique handmade crafts and jewellery that cover many regions of the country. At Fair Do’s we have recently added goods from Fair Trade Egypt to our stock. This is the first time Fair Do’s has directly imported stock, bringing us ever closer to the producers themselves. This came about through a
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Denur Crafts

We are always looking for inspiring new additions to our range at Fair Do’s and we believe Denur Crafts are a very worthy organisation to support. Denur Crafts, Kenya operates as an informal group of women who create beautiful jewellery that is sold throughout Europe, Australia, Africa and Canada. As Kenya does not have a public school system, parents must pay for their children to attend school. The vision of
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New line of baby clothing

This season we have an exciting new line at Fair Do’s. We have stocked babygros and clothing for some time, but this is our first range from a french fair trade company called Ideo. Ideo are committed to fair trade, choosing small producers in developing areas and paying them a fair wage. They also use only ecological materials with a known origin to make their clothing. These babygros are made with 100% organi
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Fair Do’s say ‘Pants to Poverty’

Following a successful run in 2008, Fair Do’s are once again stocking a range from Pants to Poverty, the completely ethical and fairly-traded pants company. This unique organisation buy their materials from a farmer-owned company in the cotton heartlands of India. The pants are then produced at an ethical factory in India which provides a fair wage for its workers, many of whom are women. Not only this but Pant
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Welsh language cards – all the way from Africa!

Fair Do’s are now offering a selection of Welsh language handmade cards from Rwanda. We have 3 designs – two proclaiming Happy Birthday (Pen-blwydd Hapus) and one Congratulations (Llongyfarchiadau). The cards are made by an organisation called Cards from Africa, who provide employment for many 18-25 year olds living in Rwanda who were made orphans as a result of disease or the 1994 genocide. They make the
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Fair Do’s at the Senedd

Elsa Cowie, a volunteer at Fair Do’s, went with Jan Tucker to a fairtrade breakfast at the Senedd to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2009. The event had special guests from Colombia, organised by The Co-operative Group – José Manuel Ocampo Lopez, a farmer belonging to a coffee co-operative and Mateo Correa who works for Colcafé. As well as enjoying the opportunity to meet the fair trade coffee growers, El
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The Final Countdown to FT14 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight 2009 is almost upon us! But, there’s still time for you to get involved. We have extra stock available at this time of year if you want to do a fair trade stall and lots of free resources – including new bilingual posters! Fairtrade Fortnight is the perfect time to get involved and promote the message of fair trade…so what are you waiting for? Or, if you haven’t got the tim
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Global Credit Crunch

Currently in the UK the news is swamped with stories of financial doom and gloom. We would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to our customers who have gone out of their way to continue supporting us. The producers represented by the products we sell feel the pressure of any shift in global economics in a very real way. It is all the more important at this time to buy fairly traded goods. When you shop at
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