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Treats and not Tricks

If you have been following our blogs for any time now, you will be aware that fancy dress is very important to us, especially at Christmas and Halloween. But this year we came across a scary Halloween fact that really made our blood run cold. Our good friend and fellow BAFTS member Jo Salter (from[…]

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Recharging our Fair Trade batteries

Well we are definitely living in interesting political times at the moment! However, I’m sure people from all sides of the political debate would agree that retail has been a tough place to be recently. With uncertainties over Brexit and election results, consumers have not been feeling very flash with their cash, and our Fair[…]

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Make Do or Spend

Last weekend Newcastle Emlyn celebrated its annual Vintage Day. A great excuse for us to get our fit and flare frocks out for some Fairtrade fun (of course no actual rats were harmed during the course of thew day – we are an ethical business after all!). But donning 50s fashion also made us think[…]

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Springing into the new season

There comes a time in the depths of January each year when talk of spring starts to be bandied about. No, not by over enthusiastic gardeners, but by the organisers of Spring Fair – ‘the UK’s number one home and gift show for the retail industry’. And so, despite feeling very un-springlike at 5am on[…]

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No we won’t be buying a £3.99 Santa suit from Amazon!

Well its been a long time since we wrote a blog – anyone would think we have been plunged headlong into the busiest (and most wonderful) time of the year. The run up to Christmas for us means lots of sourcing the best Fair Trade gifts from our BAFTS colleagues, the very important Christmas shop[…]