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Beautiful Bali & its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story

2019-08-20T09:36:56+01:00

"Fair trade is an alternative form of trade emphasising dialogue, transparency and mutual respect between the producers and the consumers. Another world is possible!" Established in Bali, Indonesia back in 1993, Mitra Bali has been working to empower a large group of traditional, small-scale, but highly-skilled handicraft producers & therefore supporting Bali islands’s economic and [...]

Beautiful Bali & its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2019-08-20T09:36:56+01:00

How Asha Handicrafts Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India

2019-08-05T08:32:38+01:00

Asha Handicrafts was founded in 1975 and is...."a brand with a hope for artisans from India, where ideas are hand-crafted into beautiful and luxurious lifestyle products." Their vision and mission is.... "to provide marketing support to our artisans through a sustainable global market and help them to preserve the art and craft of India". Asha [...]

How Asha Handicrafts Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India2019-08-05T08:32:38+01:00

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International

2019-08-30T07:55:41+01:00

Established in 1993 and based in New Delhi, India, Aspiration International`s purpose is to uplift and highlight artisans in the interiors of North India. Their motto is... "An enchanting display of creativity and excellence: Offering a spectrum of attractive handicrafts at Fair Trade prices." One of Aspiration’s aims is to revive the old crafts of [...]

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International2019-08-30T07:55:41+01:00

Are these the ultimate ethical gifts for the eco geek or keyboard warrior?

2019-08-01T09:32:47+01:00

Are these the ultimate ethical gifts for the eco geek or keyboard warrior? We stock a range of environmentally-friendly products created from green recycled computer circuit boards. •  Cut into shape by a cutting machine, they are always hand-finished to create the final product. •  So, why not make an environmental difference in the way [...]

Are these the ultimate ethical gifts for the eco geek or keyboard warrior?2019-08-01T09:32:47+01:00

The Atlanta Hotel & Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

2019-07-15T12:25:05+01:00

"It`s like stepping back in time." The historic Atlanta Hotel in downtown Bangkok, Thailand is untouched by the modern developments all around it. Walking into The Atlanta is like walking into another world, a long lost world. Most of what a guest sees and hears is old and classic - and authenticly Thai. Founded in [...]

The Atlanta Hotel & Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand2019-07-15T12:25:05+01:00

9 Motivational Lifestyle Quotes from Buddha….

2019-07-12T08:32:15+01:00

Below are 9 inspirational, motivational lifestyle quotes from Buddha.... But first, here is a short introduction to Buddha and what Buddhism actually means.... Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population. Followers are known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual [...]

9 Motivational Lifestyle Quotes from Buddha….2019-07-12T08:32:15+01:00

Celebrating 10 years of trading – “Open Day” at THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport

2019-08-01T09:35:09+01:00

I am celebrating trading as THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport for 10 years. To mark this birthday, I am holding an “Open Day” on Saturday 10th August 2019. It will be held at my bigger, smarter and lighter unit, which has proved to be a great success and I have been welcoming many visitors [...]

Celebrating 10 years of trading – “Open Day” at THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport2019-08-01T09:35:09+01:00

Facts about a Fair Trade Producer Group…. Noah`s Ark International Exports, Moradabad, India

2018-07-11T07:57:59+01:00

"A Fair Trade handicrafts business for the upliftment of artisans and community since 1986." is its strapline - Noah`s Ark is a Fair Trade handicraft marketing organisation. It was founded before the concept of "Fair Trade" existed in Moradabad and their objective was to eliminate exporters taking advantage of artisans and their crafts. They provide [...]

Facts about a Fair Trade Producer Group…. Noah`s Ark International Exports, Moradabad, India2018-07-11T07:57:59+01:00

Summer Open Day at THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport, Merseyside

2018-07-16T09:56:37+01:00

I have been trading as THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport for over 9 years now. However, about a year ago I was forced to move from my original unit to make way for a new development. About 30 small & micro businesses were affected, as the landlord of Birkdale Trading Estate sold the land [...]

Summer Open Day at THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport, Merseyside2018-07-16T09:56:37+01:00

Safety Tips for Candles & Tealights in the Home

2017-04-20T12:06:00+01:00

I get asked a lot about safety tips & advice from customers who have bought candles or tealights from us and want to use them safely at home. There are 3 "Basics of Candle Safety" which are: - 1/ Never leave a burning candle or tealight unattended. 2/ Never burn a candle on or near [...]

Safety Tips for Candles & Tealights in the Home2017-04-20T12:06:00+01:00