FAIRTRADE SERIES: FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and today we’re going to be writing about the types of Fairtrade products you can buy…

Beauty Products

Did you know that you can purchase Fairtrade beauty products? Small scale farmers in over 50 countries, including Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Dominican Republic produce ingredients such as coconut, argan, apricot and brazil nut oils for beauty products.

You can buy Fairtrade beauty products from the following brands;

Boots Extracts has been developed to make a difference. The range is one of the first complete beauty care collections to be certified as containing Fairtrade ingredients.

FAIR SQUARED is an alternative trade organisation. We produce cosmetics and healthcare products that are certified fairtrade, vegan and organic.

Honeystreet Handmade is a range of luxury Fairtrade beauty products, locally made by a family company in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.

Beautifully fair! The first ever UK makeup certified to Fairtrade (and organic) standards.

Cotton

The price of cotton has fallen over the last 30 years, even though the actual cost of producing it has increased. Buying products made from Fairtrade Cotton ensures that the farmers receive a fair price for their cotton. You can purchase Fairtrade clothing at the following places;

People Tree offers a beautiful range of 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton clothing made to the highest ethical standards.

ASOS is committed to reducing their impact on the planet. By working with eco-friendly brands and global initiatives, they’ve put together an edit of clothing, accessories and beauty products that fit within our criteria for sustainability.

Fairtrade Wine

Wine producers across South Africa and South America are facing unique economic, social and political challenges. More than 50 manufacturers and plantations work with Fairtrade to make quality wine that makes a difference to people’s lives.

You don’t have to go to special wine merchants to buy Fairtrade wine, you can get it along with your usual shopping at the following retailers;

M&S offer a range of high quality Fairtrade wines from South Africa and Chile.

100% of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference South African wines are Fairtrade.

  • The Co-operative

The first supermarket to sell Fairtrade wines and offer the widest range available.

Waitrose also support Fairtrade wine with varieties from Argentina, Chile and South Africa.

Flowers

Fairtrade flowers are traceable back to the original farm. Fairtrade certified farms must ensure safety and working conditions for their employees and a premium of 10% for every stem sold allows workers to invest in healthcare, education and other social benefits. Fairtrade works with flower workers in countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Uganda and Tanzania.

You can buy Fairtrade flowers at the following retailers;

You can find out more about Fairtrade products on the Fairtrade website.

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