Where Can you Buy Fairtrade? The number and variety of Fairtrade Goods are increasing every year, there are now over 4500 Fairtrade products in the UK alone. from Food, Wine, Flowers, Beauty products, Jewellery, Crafts and Clothing. Look out for the Fairtrade symbol on food, flowers, beauty products and clothing, and for Crafts you may see the British Association of Fairtrade shops (BAFTS) or the World Fairtrade Organisation logo displayed, which are the same principles but just for craft items.
Here at The Fairtrade GiftBox we have a range of Fairtrade gifts, homewares and childrens items for sale, see the online shop tab above for details, but we also like to make people aware of other companies devoted to Fairtrade, so do please see some of the websites below:
Fairtrade Food and drink:
Traidcraft and the Co-op on the high street are our Fairtrade pioneers when it comes to Fairtrade food and drink. Marks+Spencer and Waitrose also stock a good range of Fairtrade products. Though the majority of supermarkets will now stock some Fairtrade products, buying from the likes of Traidcraft means all the money is furthering the Fairtrade cause, rather than some of the profit margin going to the supermarket.
You may find some clothing marked as Fairtrade, (particularly in supermarkets and high street stores) this means that the Cotton is certified Fairtrade, however it doesnt always ensure Fairtrade principles have been applied for example at the manufacturing stage. The following Fairtrade companies are dedicated to ensuring that Fairtrade principles are applied throughout the process of making the clothing.
www.peopletree.co.uk www.amnestyshop.org.uk www.traidcraft.co.uk www.nomadsclothing.com www.gossypium.co.uk www.ethicalsuperstore.com www.naturalcollection.com www.komodo.co.uk www.namaste-uk.com www.littlegreenradicals.co.uk www.thestripeysheep.co.uk www.frankandfaith.com www.oxfam.org.uk - also have also have their fabulous secondhand store with all the profits going towards the work of Oxfam (well worth a look!)
Beautifully made Fairtrade jewellery, including Wedding Rings can be found at some of the following websites committed to Fairtrade. Please see the video on our Producer pages from the Fairtrade Foundation demonstrating the difference Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold can make to poorer communities www.credjewellery.com www.traidcraft.co.uk www.made.uk/com www.goodasgoldjewellers.com The Fairtrade Foundation lists Independent Jewellers now stocking Fairtrade Gold and Gemstones.
Fairtrade Gifts and crafts:
Throughout the year, remember Fairtrade when you are buying gifts and presents. The websites here offer a good range of gift ideas.