Make your garden wildlife friendly

Do you want to make your garden more wildlife friendly? Now that it is Spring, it is the perfect time to get out in our gardens and make them a haven for wildlife. Below we have put some things you can do in your own garden!

Planting a Tree

By planting a tree in your garden you’re providing a range of benefits for wildlife. Trees can offer song perches, nesting sites, safe retreats, blossom, foliage and highways in the sky. They are a pivotal source of food and shelter for an array of wildlife. Additionally, trees also help to store carbon which in turn is helping to combat climate change.

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Ecover Product Recall

Ecover Product Recall

Ecover Zero Non-Bio Laundry Liquid 1.5 (Product code: 433405) with the following batch codes:

1234173915
1234173916

The affected bottles contain potassium hydroxide at hazardous levels that can cause the bottle to leak. Contact with the liquid could result in harm to skin and eyes, including causing skin burns or eye damage.

Our supplier has confirmed that we have not stocked the affected batches, however if you have purchased the products from ourselves and have any concerns, please visit the below link to check your batch code:

https://www.ecoverukrecall.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxrGvorLI7gIVir7tCh1MLQNVEAAYASAAEgIkX_D_BwE

Please see https://www.ecoverukrecall.com/faq.jsp for more details.

Who are Traidcraft Exchange?

Traidcraft Exchange’s mission is to use the power of trade to create lasting solutions to poverty.

In theory, trade should be beneficial for everyone involved. As goods and money are exchanged everyone should benefit. However, in global trade this doesn’t happen. In a lot of cases global trade feeds the rich and exploits the poor and therefore traps people in poverty.

Everyone should be paid fairly for their work no matter which country you live in. When trade is done right, no one will live in poverty.

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Divine Chocolate’s Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

We love these rich and indulgent dark mint chocolate thick-shelled cups by Divine Chocolate. They’re filled with a creamy and vibrant green matcha cashew butter filling. They are easy to make, taste delicious and are naturally vegan, gluten-free and packed with flavour.

Time: 15 minutes plus setting time

Makes: 6 large or 10-12 small cups

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Maemara – Sustainable Homeware

We are delighted to introduce Maemara onto the site with a beautiful range of new sustainable homeware. Founded in 2019, Maemara is a brand with a conscience, founded by three earth and ocean-loving individuals – Hannah, Alan and Jane. Their gorgeous cushions are both stylish and sustainable, made with 100% recycled materials both inside and out.

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Adinkra: Meaning of the Symbols

Have you ever wondered what all those symbols on Divine Chocolate bars are? The cocoa farmers in Ghana, who grow the Fairtrade cocoa beans that make Divine chocolate so delicious, are proud of their Ghanaian roots and these symbols are a very important part of their history and culture.

Created in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire West Africa, they are used in decoration at special occasions. Each holds a special meaning, conveying traditional wisdom and values.

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Thought’s AW20 Inspiration

Thought’s mission is to ‘live more thoughtfully’. They are committed to offering more considered choices and exist to show that there are more sustainable ways to live, dress and be. Thought continue to be leaders in slow fashion by producing classic, timeless pieces that have been designed to last.

Their AW20 collection is made up of timeless pieces that are modern, high quality and seasonless. Thought want their collections to form the foundations of any person’s wardrobe in a beautiful, yet functional way.

For this collection, they have delved into the hidden corners of women’s history for inspiration and shaped their collection around women who celebrated nature and created a legacy that can be viewed and admired today.

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Zaytoun Palestinian Recipes

Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Zaytoun was initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, through this they were able to establish themselves as a UK social enterprise.

Since its beginnings, Zaytoun has continued to evolve and develop and by receiving funding from Triodos Bank they now offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods and supported Palestinian farmers to pioneer the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil in 2009, sold through the UK market.

All of Zaytoun’s products can be used to make some delicious and nutritious plates of food. Take a look at some of Zaytoun’s recipes below:

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Zaytoun and its Producers

Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Zaytoun was initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, through this they were able to establish themselves as a UK social enterprise.

Since its beginnings, Zaytoun has continued to evolve and develop and by receiving funding from Triodos Bank they now offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods and supported Palestinian farmers to pioneer the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil in 2009, sold through the UK market.

Zaytoun also run two trips a year for customers to visit Palestine and learn more about life for a farming family there and bring producers to the UK once a year for Fairtrade Fortnight.

Read just some of the stories of their amazing producers here:

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