A golden opportunity: New Fairtrade standards for gold jewellery

March 18, 2010 by George Walker · 3 Comments 

wedding rings[1]The launch of a new Fairtrade and Fairmined certification in the always profitable but often unfair industry of gold production will mean gold miners can improve their lives through better pay, fairer working conditions and extraction processes that won’t harm the local environments. But how far do the new standards go and can they really change the industry as a whole? George Walker looks at what the new scheme means for ethical jewellery lovers, gold miners and the future of gold production.

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People Tree launches global online magazine

March 16, 2010 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

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Greenmystyle.com gets the inside view of fair trade fashion pioneers People Tree with its new juicy magazine.

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Divine city youth support Fairtrade

March 9, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

Comfort Kumeah on her farm in Mem - Credits to Olivier Asselin

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Join young people from the city of London celebrated the last day of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight at a heart-warming event taking place at the Barbican with the support of Divine chocolate. Eleni Sardi writes.

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Fair trade focus: Bishopston Trading Company

March 7, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

bishopston300If you are looking for products with an Indian feel to brighten up your house or wardrobe then look no further than Bishopston Trading Company. Jenny Butler writes. Read more

Fairtrade Fortnight’s clean swap and an offer to make you smile

March 7, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

gloves300We hope your cupboards are well-stocked with fairly traded goodies and that you’ve made room in your wardrobe for the best of Fairtrade fashions. To celebrate the success of the big swap, we bring you one last product and a great offer to put a Big Green Smile on your face. Eleni Sardi writes. Read more

Fairtade Fortnight sweet pick: we’re jam-ming!

March 6, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · 1 Comment 

baojam300All you goji berry enthusiasts out there you should know that there is a fruit that packs twice as many antioxidants as your favourite healthy nibble: the baobab fruit. Greenmystyle.com brings you the jam that holds all its sweetness and is fairly traded as well. Eleni Sardi is jam-ming for Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Fair trade focus: Kirsteen Stuart

March 6, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

kirsteen300From an island off the shores of Scotland there is a fair trade designer who designs edgy graphic patterns for a signature collection of unique clothing and accessories. Jenny Butler writes. Read more

Cheeky burlesque fun with Pants to Poverty

March 4, 2010 by George Walker · Leave a Comment 

panttease1300The Fairtrade underwear label Pants to Poverty released their retro-inspired new Spring/Summer collection last week, but it wasn’t just any normal launch. Striped, bright and ethical pants were everywhere at the PanTEAse event as tea and cake was mixed with burlesque dancing. If you had turned up expecting a quiet cuppa, it may well have been a shock! George Walker tells all. Read more

Fair trade Focus: Cape Gem

March 4, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

cape300Bring some sparkle into your life with Cape Gem jewellery. These eye popping pieces will have heads turning wherever you wear them. Jenny Butler writes. Read more

A touch of fair Bollywood chic with Ganesha

March 4, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

ganesha300After a hard day’s work, there is nothing better than coming back to a house with a relaxing ambiance. If you feel like adding a touch of India to your home and wardrobe, then look no further than fair trade shop, Ganesha. Jenny Butler writes. Read more

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