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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[…]

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The Plastic Challenge

Now here is a campaign that really resonated with me, the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Plastic Challenge’. They are asking people to give up single use plastic during the month of June. Realistically MSC says it is unlikely, in this day and age, to be totally plastic free but there is scope for massive reduction. So[…]