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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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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...
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...
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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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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Topical t-shirts

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Bright, bold and branded with a logo... It’s time to wear your ethics on your eco t-shirt. By Laura Sevier more...
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Behind the eco labels: Fairtrade

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

At heart, fair trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation. It creates opportunities for producers in the developing world who have been economically disadvantaged by the conventional trading system and ensures they receive a fair price for their goods, and support and education for sustainable farming practices. more...
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Behind the Eco Labels

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

Ethical consumerism in the UK is currently worth £29.3 billion, yet 60 per cent of us feel we don't have enough information to make an ethical decision. There is an ever-growing array of eco labels, but what do they tell us? Or fail to tell us? Pat Thomas explains more...
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Full of Beans

John Atkin

1st March, 2005

According to a Mori poll in March 2004, the fairtrade mark is now recognised by 39 per cent of the British public, up from 11 per cent five years ago. But what difference does fairtrade actually make to the lives of the producers? John Atkin looks at the Nicaraguan community of La Pita who sell half of their coffee on the fairtrade market more...

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