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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...
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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...

Shea butter: a natural moisturiser that's food for the skin

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

1st June, 2010

The low-down on one of the best natural skin moisturisers and a guide to which products contain it more...

How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience

Pat Thomas

16th March, 2010

Is it healthy? Is it 
organic? Is it fairly traded? How far has it travelled? At times, making informed choices can feel like a full-time job. Here is a pocket guide to buying food from the new book Stuffed more...
Good Shopping Guide

The Good Shopping Guide

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2010

An ethical shopping reference book that helps you make more informed choices about what you buy - from computers to cold remedies more...

fair trade: 25/50 of 72
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Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
Eco Ironman

CASE STUDY: keeping fit and living green

Kate Herbert

15th September, 2009

On 4th October 'EnvIronman' Jon Alexander will attempt to prove that environmentalism and athleticism can go hand-in-hand at Challenge Barcelona. Kate Herbert meets the greenest ever Ironman to talk triathlons more...
The most ethical hat in the world?

Could this be the most ethical hat in the world?

Laura Sevier

6th August, 2009

All hail the rise of the Fair Trade Panama hat. Laura Sevier meets ethical fashion pioneer Carry Somers of Pachacuti more...
Food Ethics Council policy director Sean Roberts

How fair is our food?

Sean Roberts

5th August, 2009

Food Ethics Council policy director Sean Roberts explains why a debate on fairness in food and farming is long overdue more...
In the News

Is Fairtrade still fair?

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Concerns arise over 'Fairwashing' and the need for increased vigilence from the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation in order to acheive trade justice. more...
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Farmers unite!

Ed Hamer

1st April, 2009

The uniting of 800 million rural workers against the loss of their traditional way of life gives lie to globalisation’s claims to beneficence. Resistance is far from futile, says Ed Hamer more...
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Good clean fun

Matilda Lee

30th March, 2009

It began as a student project: environmentally-friendly underwear with a message. But Green Knickers has taken off - to the delight of its founders. Matilda Lee reports more...
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Outfitting Africa

Joe Turner

19th March, 2009

Dressing poorer countries in our designer cast-offs while we invest in shabby sweatshop chic? Invest in their infrastructure, not vetements, argues Joe Turner more...
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Sustainable style is a click away

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

If you're looking for stylish yet ethically produced clothes you may leave the high street empty-handed. Online, eco-boutiques offer organic, 'reclaimed to wear', and fairly traded designer collections, ultimately making shopping more enjoyable. more...
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Bananas: from plantation to plate

Ed Hamer

2nd June, 2008

What could be more cheerful than this ubiquitous breakfast fruit? But if you’re not buying them Fairtrade and organic, argues Ed Hamer, then you’re buying into a modern agricultural scandal more...
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The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . .
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods.
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Trade in precious minerals and timber continues to fuel violence and conflict across the globe

Ecologist

1st June, 2008

Revenues obtained from the often illegal extraction and supply of commodities such as timber and diamonds are directly bankrolling corrupt regimes and armed insurgency groups, and fund the purchase of weapons and other contraband goods that perpetuate cycles of conflict.
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