There is a Rumah in Birkdale Village… & it`s gathering momentum – Restaurant Foodie Review by Pad Thai Paul

2019-09-04T13:50:21+01:00

Rumah translates from Indonesian as "home". The concept is based on a South East Asian theme, with food from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rumah Bar & Kitchen is a 2-floor venue with plenty of space out front & on the terrace upstairs for causual outdoor dining & drinking. Inside, it is beautifully laid out, [...]

There is a Rumah in Birkdale Village… & it`s gathering momentum – Restaurant Foodie Review by Pad Thai Paul2019-09-04T13:50:21+01:00

Recycled Tin Can Bikes from Madagascar

2016-10-27T16:24:52+01:00

Working with recycled aluminium tin cans is a technique called "Kapoaka" in Madagascar. The discarded pop, beer and air freshener cans, tin cans and aerosols are individually cut, folded and soldered into their own unique shape - including model bikes and bicycles. Each intricate piece of tin is carefully soldered with precision and the constructed [...]

Recycled Tin Can Bikes from Madagascar2016-10-27T16:24:52+01:00

New Fair Trade Jewellery from Latin America

2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

We have recently taken delivery of a new range of Fair Trade jewellery from Latin America. Mainly earrings, but also some bracelets and pendants. This range has been sourced by a UK-based business called Tumi Jewellery who ensure all their products are Fairly Traded and bought directly from the skilled artisans who make them. That`s [...]

New Fair Trade Jewellery from Latin America2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

The Story of Kazuri Beads Jewellery, Kenya

2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

KAZURI is a Swahili word which means "small and beautiful". Kazuri Beads, as a business, has an interesting backstory. THE ORIGINS... Founded by Lady Susan Wood, who was born in 1918 in a mud hut in a West African village. Her parents were missionaries from England. Lady Wood was sent back to England to be [...]

The Story of Kazuri Beads Jewellery, Kenya2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

Shopping for Ethical Christmas Gifts Online?

2016-08-10T15:43:40+01:00

If you’re in need of some inspiration for ethical Christmas gifts this year and looking for something that's a little bit different, then take a look at our favourite selection of presents. Picked by our team because they’re Fairly Traded, handmade, promote sustainable living and often created fom recycled materials - each product has a story to tell of [...]

Shopping for Ethical Christmas Gifts Online?2016-08-10T15:43:40+01:00

The Zuri Foundation and its work in Nairobi, Kenya

2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

The Zuri Foundation is a UK-based charity that helps young people in Kenya break free from the cycle of poverty they are born into. Working in partnership with small organisations, NGO`s, charities and workshops in and around the slums of the capital city, Nairobi, they are helping young people earn a living, get access to [...]

The Zuri Foundation and its work in Nairobi, Kenya2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

19 Fascinating Facts About Kenya

2016-08-11T14:28:50+01:00

An amazing country and one not many people know much about, so I thought it a good idea to carry out some research into Kenya - one of Africa`s most fascinating areas. Here`s what I found out! 1/ Full name: The Republic of Kenya. 2/ The Official name of Kenya in Swahili is Jamhuri y [...]

19 Fascinating Facts About Kenya2016-08-11T14:28:50+01:00

Walk Against Crime – from Southport to Hornsea completed!

2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

Walk Against Crime, the initiative designed to raise money to bring a group of young dancers over to the UK from Mathare Slum, Nairobi, Kenya has completed the first stage of its fundraising activities. A sponsored walk, from Southport to Hornsea, via York, was successfully accomplished on Monday 6th August 2012 - all 230 miles [...]

Walk Against Crime – from Southport to Hornsea completed!2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

Shopping for Fair Trade Products made easy!

2016-08-11T14:33:55+01:00

If you are shopping for Fair Trade products online, we`ve just made things easier for you! Choosing from hundreds of jewellery items, bags, homeware, stationery and fashion accessories is now just a click away with our newly-created Fair Trade Products section of our website. Enjoy your shopping and remember, you are now just a few [...]

Shopping for Fair Trade Products made easy!2016-08-11T14:33:55+01:00

Shopping for Fair Trade Jewellery in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00

I`ve recently been on holiday, which combined nicely with a buying trip to Thailand. One shopping expedition for Fair Trade jewellery led me to Chiang Mai - the largest, most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, which was founded in 1296. THE FACTS With a population of 160,000 it is the capital of Chiang Mai Province [...]

Shopping for Fair Trade Jewellery in Chiang Mai, Thailand.2016-10-27T16:24:53+01:00