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Real Nappy Week 2015

1 Posted by in Awareness, Children, Environment, Green Living on April 16th 2015

Real Nappy Week has been around since 1996 and is now organised by Go Real to bring reusable nappies into the public eye and promote their benefits – not just for your baby but for the planet too! This year it’s taking place next week – 20th – 26th April.


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Our favourite April Fools Day jokes of 2015

0 Posted by in Inspiration, Random, Thoughts Of The Office on April 10th 2015

We always look forward to April 1st, bringing with it the traditional silly pranks and crazy inventions around the internet. Every year someone seems to really go the extra mile to give us a chuckle – here are some of our favourites from 2015…

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Homemade Fresh Yoghurt with EasiYo

0 Posted by in Food & drink, Gluten Free, Health and Wellbeing, Recipes on April 9th 2015

There’s nothing more satisfying than making your own food from scratch. Not only do you know exactly what is in it, there’s also that sense of pride that comes from making something at home for yourself. For yoghurt lovers this is where the EasiYo yoghurt maker comes in – with one sachet of EasiYo you can make a litre of yoghurt that will keep for up to two weeks in your fridge.

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Asquith: Get the Look

0 Posted by in Fashion, Health and Wellbeing on March 30th 2015

Alice Asquith founded Asquith after growing up surrounded by creative women who loved to make their own clothes. Alice combined a love of fabrics with her passion for yoga and pilates to create high quality and ethically made active wear designed to flatter all women, work well during exercise but look good enough to wear every day.

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Green & Black’s

0 Posted by in Fairtrade Fortnight on March 6th 2015

It may come as a surprise that Green & Black’s was not named after a ‘Mr. Green’ and a ‘Mrs. Black’, in fact it was founded by Craig Sams and Josephine Fairley after Craig was sent a sample of 70% dark chocolate made from organic cocoa beans and they just had to share it with the rest of the world. The ‘Green’ in the name symbolises the company’s strict organic principles while ‘Black’ represents the intensity of the chocolate.

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Traidcraft

0 Posted by in Fairtrade Fortnight on March 4th 2015

Traidcraft is one of the founding members of the Fairtrade Foundation together with CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, the World Development Movement and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, so it seems fitting to shout about them during Fairtrade Fortnight!

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Clipper Teas

0 Posted by in Fairtrade Fortnight on March 2nd 2015

In 1994 Clipper Teas became the first Fairtrade Tea company in the UK, but ethical trading has always been at the forefront of the company since it began in 1984 by Mike and Lorraine Brehme with just two chests of Assam tea in their kitchen from a single tea estate. Mike and Lorraine had a vision to share great tasting tea with everyone, tea that was ethically sourced and naturally produced.

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Cafédirect

0 Posted by in Fairtrade Fortnight on February 25th 2015

cafedirectNot only has Cafédirect been making great coffee since 1989, it was the first producer to bring Fairtrade certified coffee to the UK! That year an international coffee agreement (which fixed global prices according to the cost of production) had collapsed, and middlemen swooped in to buy the coffee at reduced prices leaving millions of smallholder farmers around the world in jeopardy as they were forced to accept the offers.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015: Divine Chocolate

0 Posted by in Fairtrade Fortnight on February 23rd 2015

Divine_Chocolate_logoIt’s Fairtrade Fortnight! If you don’t know what that means have a look at our previous post which will tell you all you need to know. Throughout the next two weeks I want to introduce you to some of our Fairtrade Suppliers, these are the brands that produce Fairtrade Labelled items which help smallholder farmers and workers in developing countries by paying a fair price for their goods and services. I’m going to start today with Divine Chocolate.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

1 Posted by in Fair trade on February 19th 2015

fortnight-thumbnailFairtrade Fortnight is fast approaching so there is no better time to talk about the importance of the Fairtrade Foundation and why buying Fairtrade is better!

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