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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 yeah an international coffee agreement which had fixed global prices according to the cost of production had collapsed and middlemen swooped in to buy the coffee at reduced prices which left the lived of 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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Healthy Pancake Day – high protein and low carb recipes

0 Posted by in Ethical Kitchen Recipes, Food & drink, Health and Wellbeing, Recipes on February 11th 2015

pancake day

I have to admit I’m a sucker for pancakes, especially with a little drizzle of proper maple syrup or organic lemon juice. But those carb-heavy recipes can often be tricky to fit into a healthy or fitness-focused diet. So imagine how happy I was to find great protein pancake recipes online! Bring it on, Tuesday.

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How a cuppa can solve your winter ailments

0 Posted by in Food & drink, Health and Wellbeing on February 5th 2015

It seems as though the second the weather turns, your body falls prey to illness after illness. Whether it’s cold, flu, sore throats or even digestion problems from all the rich food, the winter is often punctuated by bouts of sickness.
Luckily, it’s possible to protect yourself from many of these illnesses simply by having a good old cup of tea. Tea has been used medicinally for hundreds of years and it’s a staple of many people’s everyday lives. Research has proven that by drinking certain teas it is possible to prevent or ease the symptoms of many common winter ailments.
Here’s a look at some of the most common seasonal illnesses and which teas you can enjoy to get rid of them.

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Beyoncé is going to help us all go vegan

0 Posted by in Random on February 3rd 2015

As Beyoncé has said, if she can do it, anyone can! Together with exercise physiologist Marco Borges, the superstar has launched the 22 Days Nutrition plant-based home delivery meal service. Now granted it’s not available to everyone (the service is currently only available in the United States) but it’s still a great idea, so many people are put off a vegan lifestyle because they think it will be too difficult, but this 22 day meal plan is a simple solution based on the idea that it takes 21 days to break a habit.

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An Ethical Guide to Valentine’s Day 2015

0 Posted by in Valentines on February 2nd 2015

245408-recycled-silver-heart-page-saversThere is a lot of debate about valentine’s day, so many people see it as simply a corporate holiday just to make money, while others love to buy into the idea and shower their significant other with love. However you feel about it, the idea of a day dedicated to love is quite nice, and if you don’t have anyone to share it with then shower yourself with love – you deserve it!

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20 Years of Chemical Free Cleaning with e-cloth

0 Posted by in Green Living on January 29th 2015

E-ClothWhy not let e-cloth’s range of cloths and mops help you achieve a superior clean? Out performing and outlasting traditional cleaning products found in the supermarket, e-cloth’s award winning technology provides a deeper clean thanks to millions of clever tiny fibres that break up, trap and absorb grease, dirt and remove over 99% of bacteria using just water. The clever range can also save you precious time by reducing the effort required to remove stubborn dirt.

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Recipe – Blissful Raw Chocolate Protein Shake

1 Posted by in Ethical Kitchen Recipes, Food & drink, Health and Wellbeing on January 26th 2015

Our friends at that protein have wowed us again with another delicious recipe using their fab protein powders. Did you know that many people don’t get enough protein?

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