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Fairtrade coffee

Five of the best...Fairtrade and organic coffees

Valentina Jovanovski

20th June, 2011

From monocultures to deforestation, a cup of coffee can leave a bitter taste. But as Valentina Jovanovski discovered, ethically produced coffee can benefit some of the world’s poorest people and the planet to boot

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mcdonald's

Behind the Brand: McDonald’s

Peter Salisbury

16th June, 2011

In the first of a major new series following on from the ground breaking Behind the Label, Peter Salisbury takes a look at one of the biggest brands in the world – McDonald’s – and asks: has the burger giant done enough to clean-up its act? more...
Organic restaurants

Top 10…eco-friendly eateries

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Looking for a fabulous place to eat without compromising on your eco-friendly lifestyle? Valentina Jovanovski serves up 10 restaurants that combine good eating with a green ethos more...
cool jewels

Cool jewels: ethical design hits London Jewellery Week

Ruth Styles

7th June, 2011

London Jewellery Week is kicking off and there’s no shortage of creative talent combining ethics with fashion. Ruth Styles rounds up five designers who are helping to make bijoux green more...
spices

Spices: the true cost of a kitchen staple

Jeff Holman

24th May, 2011

From habitat loss to human rights abuses; as Jeff Holman discovered, your pepper, saffron and turmeric aren’t quite as innocent as they seem more...
summer dresses

Top 10...eco friendly summer dresses

Valentina Jovanovski

20th May, 2011

From pretty prints to elegant nudes, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on this season’s essential summer dresses more...
Illegal logging in Russia

Siberian tigers under threat as 'timber mafia' devastate Russian forests

Sebastian Strangio

11th May, 2011

Criminal gangs are increasingly smuggling Russian timber into China for manufacture into baby cribs, picture frames and toilet seats sold in the west. Those trying to thwart them face violence and corruption. Sebastian Strangio reports from Vladivostok more...
SPRING FASHION

Green and gorgeous: key pieces for May

The Ecologist

10th May, 2011

May with its showers and sunshine is always a wardrobe challenge but with these eco-friendly lovelies, it’s simple. more...
Fair trade carbon trading

Fair trade carbon credits: will certification benefit people and planet?

Adam Corner

3rd May, 2011

In Uganda, as in the rest of the world, carbon trading is a controversial topic. But could the concept of fair trade carbon credits revolutionise the sector, or is it just a distraction from the bigger problems with carbon markets? Adam Corner investigates more...
flower girl

Review: Love+Art

Ruth Styles

4th May, 2011

Organic, Fairtrade and ultra-effective, there’s plenty to love about Love+Art, says Ruth Styles more...
tea

Top 10...organic and fairtrade teas

Laura Sevier

13th April, 2011

Say sayonara to your standard tea and try a cup of one of the Ecologist’s 10 favourite Fairtrade and organic teas. Laura Sevier puts the kettle on more...
dr bronner's

Dr Bronner’s: the activist's beauty brand

The Ecologist

6th April, 2011

Not only are its own products Fairtrade and organic, beauty pioneer Dr Bronner’s is taking on big business to get to the truth about how organic their ranges really are more...

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emma watson

Green Business: People Tree

Peter Salisbury

6th April, 2011

People Tree’s Safia Minney has come through crises, both financial and natural, buoyed up by the belief that Fairtrade should top the fashion agenda more...
cool shoes

Best foot forward: eco friendly footwear

The Ecologist

29th March, 2011

From Melissa to Brooks, eco-friendly shoes are more stylish than ever more...
green beauty

Green pioneer: Laura Rudoe

Ali Thomas

29th March, 2011

Laura Rudoe, founder of organic beauty brand, Evolve, discusses superfoods, synthetics and greenwash with Ali Thomas more...
green bags

Top 10...eco-friendly bags

Ali Gane

25th March, 2011

Upcycled, recycled and 100 per cent green, Ali Gane, owner of online ethical accessories boutique onfriday, rounds up the 10 best eco bags around more...
Theo Walcott

Back of the net! Football fashion goes green

The Ecologist

22nd March, 2011

From shirts made from recycled plastic to Fairtrade balls, supporting your team sustainably is easier than ever more...

Hen and Hammock: changing the world, one garden at a time

The Ecologist

11th March, 2011

From carbon offsetting to ethical sourcing, Oxfordshire’s Hen and Hammock is proof that retail can be green more...

Dubble Whammy: two good causes, one bag of chocolate

The Ecologist

7th March, 2011

Treat yourself to some chocolate and show your support for Red Nose Day with Fairtrade Dubble chocolate coins more...

Green to a Tee

The Ecologist

1st March, 2011

Great quality basics plus an emphasis on Fairtrade and organic fabric have made eco-label Liv one to take note of
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A good sport

The Ecologist

15th February, 2011

Say no to exploitation and eco crime with French sportswear company Veja’s ultra cool, ultra green trainers

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fair trade gold

World's first Fairtrade gold goes on sale in the UK

Ruth Styles

12th February, 2011

The Fair Trade Foundation and the Alliance For Responsible Mining join forces to challenge unsustainable gold mining industry in Colombia and Peru more...

Green Business: Divine

Ruth Styles

21st January, 2011

Divine chocolate has blazed an ethical trail with its pioneering business model and Fairtrade principles. But does ethical also mean green? Divine MD Sophi Tranchell says that for her company, it does more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Investigation Agency: meet the original eco spooks

Matilda Lee

18th January, 2011

The EIA has been at the forefront of investigative campaigning for over 25 years, tackling the illegal wildlife trade, timber trafficking and ozone-depleting CFCs. Matilda Lee gets a debriefing more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Miller of ActionAid UK

Matilda Lee

14th December, 2010

The Director of ActionAid UK talks to us about ending global poverty, achieving trade justice and making supermarkets accountable more...

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