Photo by Lynne Newton
Friday, 29 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
As Lucy Siegle and Erin O'Connor highlight, Fair Trade is about much more than just increased earnings: it offers people an opportunity to fulfil their potential in a way that is normally denied them in the fast-fashion industry.
Monday, 25 January 2010
1. Furniture. The appropriately-named Fairtrade Furniture can help you with this. Their comfy and stylish armchairs are made by skilled Javan crafts-people.
2. Floor-Coverings. Adorn your floors with beautiful Indian Kilims from Myakka. Like us, Myakka are based in the South West of the UK. They have been sourcing their products from Indian suppliers on Fair Trade terms since 1999.
3. Bedding. Of course you can source Fairtrade certified organic cotton sheets, pillowcases and duvet sets from us, or you could just go for the first two and make yourself a patchwork quilt of Fairtrade cotton cloth from Fairtrade Fabric instead of the duvet set - in either case you'll be creating much needed employment for the weavers of K.V.Kuppam.
4. Bathing. After a bath-time pampering with Neal's Yard Fairtrade Jasmine Shower Gel, dry yourself off with a soft and cosy bath towel from Natural Collection.
5. Wining and Dining. Finally relax with a glass of Fairtrade wine from Ethical Wines, sipped from Fair Trade recycled glasses handcrafted in Bolivia.
Let me know of other items you can think of to add to a future Fairtrade/Fair Trade home...
Friday, 22 January 2010
She said she could remember her mother buying her clothes from us when she was a child, as a matter of fact her playgroup leader was a director here at Bishopston Trading Company many years ago. Her mother still buys clothes from us: so three generations of the same family dressed in our organic Fairtrade cotton clothing.
Thanks to Laura and Lucy for this one!
Monday, 4 January 2010
Freshly woven handloom cloth arriving at the K.V.Kuppam Tailoring Units.