Today Fairtrade fortnight kicks off. An annual event to promote Fairtrade products which provide a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. There are now more than 4500 Fairtrade products including fashion made from Fairtrade cotton to bananas, chocolate, coffee, pineapples, peanuts and even silver and gold.
For a product to display the Fairtrade Mark it must meet international Fairtrade Standards, set by The Fairtrade labelling Organisations International (FLO), for environmental, labour, and development factors.
By buying Fairtrade, you can be confident that a fair price has been paid for the goods, and a premium beyond this which allows the producers to cover the cost of production and plough money back into their communities in the form of social, economic, or environmental projects. Here are some great Fashion and food that you can treat yourself with this Fairtrade Fortnight. We would also recommend checking out Ethical Superstore for a great selection of products including Fairtrade fashion with 20% off Fairtrade labelled products.
People Tree are pioneers of Fairtrade Fashion creating beautiful wearbale clothes using organic and Fairtrade cotton. People Tree also follow the principles of Fair Trade in every aspect of their business. Here are just a few of the lovely pieces from their SS14 collection.
Alice Vintage Floral Dress
Daphne Cropped Zip Up Jacket
Ella Flora Gather Skirt
Green and Blacks Milk Minature Collection - a great little treat for anyone who can’t make up there mind which flavour they like best.
Ubuntu Fairtrade Cola - This combines a refreshing flavour and great ethical credentials.
Divine Chocolate Covered Brazil Nuts – a great little gift or treat with Brazil nuts from peru covered in delicious dark chocolate.
Clipper Instant Hot Chocolate Sachets – a comforting treat for the coldest of winter days.
Have a great Fairtrade Fortnight. Will you be treating yourself to any Fairtrade fashion or food goodies?