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Fairtrade Christmas ideas

Fairtrade Christmas ideas

Fairtrade Christmas pud

“A delicious rich fruit Christmas pudding made with organic Fairtrade ingredients…It has a wonderful aroma and a sweet spicy taste to give your taste buds a tickle.” £7.99 from Oxfam’s Christmas Ethical Collection.

Decorations

Paper star garlands, £3.50 from www.vandevi.co.uk. Vandevi focus on fairly- traded, authentic handcrafted furniture, gifts, home furnishings and accessories.

Fairtrade gloves

Keep warm this Christmas with Fairtrade gloves. “Our range of Alpaca is produced by community groups, mothers’ clubs, workers’ associations and families who live high in the Altiplano of the Andes…Compared to most other fibres, alpaca ages very well, hardly bobbles and needs very little washing.” Bow fingerless gloves £25.00 from Pachacuti.

Fairtrade bobble hat

A Christmassy bobble hat for men. Wear for activities such as ice skating or bringing home the Christmas tree. “Grey woolly beanie with dark pink pom pom. Hand wash only. Hand knitted in 100% wool in Nepal.” £25.00 from People Tree.

T-shirts

SP:UK – www.spunky.co.uk – Trampoline Jesus design, £24.99. Fun, original Fairtrade t-shirts & hoodie designs for men & women. “The cotton is grown in Gujerat in India by an association of cotton farmers called APFCG (Agrocel Pure and Fair Cotton Growers Association). The association has made a big difference to the farmers who have joined. They meet every month and discuss farming issues and what they can do together to make their businesses stronger…The premium paid by Spunky.co.uk enables APFCG to fund projects that benefit the group and wider community. They have included business and agricultural training, drilling bore holes for clean water, improving the local school’s facilities and solar powered lighting.”

Babygrows

Even babies can wear Fairtrade. “Made from our incredibly soft 100% Organic Peruvian cotton. With an envelope neck for easy dressing, poppers on the inside leg, and mid length sleeves to avoid those curious, messy fingers!” £14.99 from www.thepuddingstore.co.uk, who specialise in fairly traded cute baby clothes with ducks, whales, cat burglars, jelly monsters and mousse monsters.

Wine

When all your Christmas shopping’s done, how about sitting back to relax with a nice glass of Fairtrade wine? This case of 6 mixed Fairtrade wines from Argentina, Chile and South Africa costs £48.00 from www.fairgift.co.uk.

See our Links page for more Fairtrade shopping ideas, or visit our Directory page to find out where to buy Fairtrade products in Ealing.