Brand Story: GoodWeave

GoodWeave’s vision is a world that is free of child labour. Established 25 years ago, GoodWeave consists of an award-winning team of business-minded experts and advocates for social change dedicated to ending child labour, forced labour and bonded labour in global supply chains.

GoodWeave primarily operate within the rug industry but have now expanded to home textiles, apparel and fashion jewellery.

They work to lead an overall reduction in child labour as well as the freedom and education of these children. The holistic approach that they have aims to heal and educate children who have been exploited, whilst also underlying the root causes.

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Brand Story: Nomads

Nomads is a contemporary Fairtrade clothing brand in which everything produced is made with natural and organic fibres. Along with this, Nomads celebrates great design and traditional artisan techniques.

Nomads’ mission is to prove that it is possible to live a stylish, sustainable life by creating high quality and long-lasting clothing. They also wish to increase the awareness of the need to shop responsibly.

Nomads has been creating ethical and Fairtrade clothing for over 30 years. Its founders Duncan and Vicky met in India where they fell in love with the culture and decided to invest in their first selection of Fairtrade handicrafts. This was the starting point for their now lifelong relationships they have with the artisan producers and Fairtrade factories in India. They now design and create contemporary clothing that is 100% ethically produced and celebrates artisan skills. Nomads strives to use the best quality natural fibres and environmentally friendly processes with their clothes designed to last.

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Fashion Revolution Week 2020 – Our Brand Spotlight

2020 marks the seven-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. The Rana Plaza factory was a five-story building that housed garment factories for big global brands. In 2013, the factory collapsed killing 1,138 people and injured 2,500 more people; many of the victims were mostly young women.

From this the Fashion Revolution movement was born. The people behind the Fashion Revolution movement have called for an overhaul of the fashion industry and strive to make sure exploitation of people comes to an end and ensure that production methods respect our environment.

Taking place from the 20th – 26th April, this year’s Fashion Revolution Week will once again encourage millions of people to come together to campaign for systemic change within the fashion industry.

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About the Cafedirect Producers Foundation

The Cafedirect Producers Foundation (CPF) has been changing the lives of farmers all over the world for a few years now, and the secret to its success is a focus on sustainability. While the foundation is a helping hand to farmers, its true value lies in the ability to help share valuable information through its Centres of Excellence.

Read the inspirational story of Luke Metto, a Kenyan farmer with a vision for the future. Continue reading About the Cafedirect Producers Foundation

Enjoy Fairtrade and Environmentally Responsible Coffee from Cafedirect

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 Logo2Cafedirect 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

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What’s your favourite Fairtrade Coffee? Do you drink Cafedirect? Let us know your thoughts below!

Get to Know Green People

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’.

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Barretts Ridge Beer Bread – The Easiest & Tastiest Way To Make Your Own Bread

For some the idea of home baked bread is far more appealing than the reality of the effort it can take to mix, knead and prove a good dough. Others turn towards their trusty bread making machines which deliver consistent results time after time. However, if you’re looking to get your hands dirty and make a quick loaf without any fuss, Barrets Ridge Beer Bread Mix is for you. Continue reading Barretts Ridge Beer Bread – The Easiest & Tastiest Way To Make Your Own Bread

Natural, Organic Anti-Ageing Skin Care from Green People

Despite such a wide range of anti-ageing creams and serums available today, it’s increasingly difficult to find a suitable anti-ageing cosmetics range that is made with natural ingredients that care for your skin rather than coating it in potentially irritating chemicals. We all want natural, sustainable skin care that works just as well as those well known brands, especially skin care targeted to specific skin types. Continue reading Natural, Organic Anti-Ageing Skin Care from Green People