“Build the best product, do no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” This is Patagonia’s mission statement, and explains pretty well what they are all about. Continue reading Find out more about Patagonia clothing
There’s such a wide variety of products you can buy that are Fairtrade Certified – coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas – most of these are already available, but did you know that you can also buy Fairtrade Certified Silver? There is currently only one silver mine in Peru where miners are paid a fair price for the demanding and dangerous work they do every day, helping to support them and their families. Continue reading Choose Fairtrade Jewellery
If you’re a chocolate lover like me it’s likely you know about Divine. It’s probably the most popular certified Fairtrade chocolate available today. I remember the first time I tried it was in secondary school one Easter, our head teacher gave every student a bar and it was absolutely Divine! Now it’s my chocolate bar of choice because not only is it some of the most delicious chocolate I’ve tried, I also love that it is Fairtrade Labelled. Continue reading Try Some Divine Chocolate
It’s no secret that choosing reusable nappies for your baby is always going to be the better in terms of environmental impact – and with babies going through 5,000 nappies before they are toilet trained it’s really important to think of their effect on our planet. Of course what is best for you and your baby should always come first, and if reusable nappies are not always viable, try opting for the next best thing – eco-friendly nappies from Bambo! Continue reading Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappies from Bambo
Finding that perfect piece of jewellery that you can’t stop wearing makes you both look and feel great, but knowing the jewellery has come from a good place, made with love and care is even better! Mosami make sure all of their jewellery is ethically sourced. They work alongside exceptional jewellery designers from the UK to create fashionable and timeless pieces of jewellery. Continue reading Mosami Jewellery
The only thing better than a cup of coffee in the morning is a cup of Fairtrade and organic coffee in the morning. Cafedirect was the UK’s first and largest 100% Fairtrade hot drinks company and at least a quarter of their products are certified organic by the Soil Association.
Cafedirect works with smallholder farmers and producer groups in 14 countries across Latin America, Asia and Africa and have forged strong relationships with each one. The team at Cafedirect meet with these producer organisations each year, receiving updates about the crops and hearing issues faced by the smallholder farmers. Not only do they pay farmers a Fairtrade premium, they also reinvest at least a third of profits into local communities to help the farmers and their families thrive and gain economic stability.
As well as supporting small farmers in developing countries, Cafedirect ensure their production process is environmentally responsible as possible. As a company that strives to be more sustainable and ensure they have as little negative impact on our planet as possible, they work with their supply chain and key partners to monitor the production process carefully. As such they help farmers develop sustainable farming methods and created the project Reforestation Sierra Piua which shows how farmers can adapt to the effects of climate change and protect their own futures. Check out the video below!
Cafedirect are always looking to develop environmentally friendly packaging that is recycled or recyclable too. You can see how their coffee, tea and hot chocolate is packaged and how it can be disposed of below
What’s your favourite Fairtrade Coffee? Do you drink Cafedirect? Let us know your thoughts below!
If you haven’t yet tried environmentally friendly cleaning products, then what are you waiting for? There’s such a huge variety of effective household cleaners about, really there is no reason not to use them. Not only do they keep your home clean and free from harsh chemicals, they are also much better for the environment because they are biodegradable and won’t negatively affect the planet.
As humans we are inquisitive and resourceful creatures, when we need something and can’t find it, we’ll create it ourselves. That’s exactly what happened for Charlotte Vøht in 1994. Her daughter Sandra suffered multiple skin allergies along with eczema, and although Charlotte tried to find skin care products made with natural ingredients that would be gentle on her daughter’s skin, but it turns out most cosmetics found on the high street contained chemicals – they only needed to have less than 1% of natural or organic ingredients to be labelled ‘natural’.
Our nappies from Moltex have had a little make over – but they are still the same eco-friendly nappies we know and love! I have a 16 month old nephew who has been wearing Moltex nappies since the beginning of the year (he’s just grown into size 4!). My sister likes to Use Moltex because they are better for the environment, perform just as well as non-eco brands and are about the same price anyway!