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Stuck for Ethical Valentine’s Day Gifts? We’ve got you covered.

0 Posted by in Valentines on January 31st 2016

Let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day is difficult. Choosing the right gift is almost impossible for some, you want to show your significant other just how much you love them, but sometimes it’s better done with an understated gift rather than going all out – and some of us don’t have a big budget. Here’s a quick look at some affordable, ethical gifts that are perfect for showing how much you love your partner on February 14th.

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The best Vegan Chocolate to try

0 Posted by in Dairy free, Food & drink, Uncategorized on January 29th 2016

One thing I find particularly difficult in my transition to veganism is not being able to eat milk chocolate. My whole life I’ve been a chocolate fiend and absolutely adore the creamy taste of milk chocolate – but actually I don’t have to give that up! With veganism and dairy-free diets becoming more popular, there is a huge range of vegan chocolate available now, and while it might not taste exactly the same as a bar of milk chocolate, that doesn’t mean you won’t find something you like just as much!

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Shaun the Sheep is back!

0 Posted by in Product news on January 29th 2016

Our favourite woolly friend is back – at least his Easter Egg is. Shaun The Sheep is nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best Animated Feature Film, and to celebrate we’re stocking more of the delicious Fairtrade Shaun The Sheep Easter eggs from Divine – each one coming with its own set of sheep ears!

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If you haven’t seen the film yet then you should check it out – it’s out on DVD now! If you’ve seen the programme then you know just what to expect –Shaun and his friends from the farm getting into mischief. This time Shaun gets bored of doing his normal jobs around the farm and decides to take the day off to have some fun and ends up in the Big City with his friends and they need to get back to the farm! It’s a great one for the kids.

Not only is Divine chocolate delicious, it’s also Fairtrade certified and co-owned by the farmer members for the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana, the people who grow the cocoa for each bar of Divine. Because they co-own the company, they are given a share of the profits and are able to have their say in the running of Divine Chocolate ensuring nobody is exploited at any point of the supply chain.

Don’t miss out on your Shaun the Sheep Easter egg from Divine this year, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

The easiest chocolate mousse recipe!

0 Posted by in Ethical Kitchen Recipes, Food & drink on January 19th 2016

This amazingly rich, super simple chocolate mousse is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too, making it perfect for a dinner party or a quick go-to for gatherings. Using light silken tofu to thicken, it also adds protein and makes a much healthier treat…

Vegan chocolate mousse recipe

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Who Made Your Clothes?

2 Posted by in Fashion on January 10th 2016

Many of us see the New Year as a time for change, it’s easier to think about starting something new at the beginning of the year, or a month, or the week even. Whether you make them or not, New Year’s Resolutions are all about making changes to improve our lives, making us the best person we can be and making the right choices when it comes to the treatment of other people and the world. One of my own resolutions is to invest in my clothing, that means buying sustainably made clothes rather than ‘fast fashion’ – which harms both the people who make it and the environment.

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Recipe – Vitamin packed Aduna Baobab Jaffa Smoothie

0 Posted by in Food & drink, Recipes, Superfoods on January 7th 2016

Orange, carrots and tasty baobab mean this bright and creamy smoothie recipe is full of vitamin C for a healthy immune system. Enjoy this citrus chocolate treat on its own or topped with some extra goodness.
Aduna Baobab Vitamin packed Jaffa Smoothie recipe

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Lemonaid and ChariTea – Fairtrade drinks with a mission

0 Posted by in Awareness, Fair trade, Food & drink, Product news on January 4th 2016

It is because of your ongoing support that Lemonaid and ChariTea are able to contribute to real social change. Read their update about how your money makes a difference to farmers’ lives via Fairtrade drinks, and about their great award win!

LemonAid and ChariTea - drinks that do good

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Ready for Veganuary? Go vegan this January for health, planet and animals

0 Posted by in Awareness, Environment, Events, Food & drink, Health and Wellbeing, Sustainability on December 31st 2015

Have you seen people talking about #Veganuary and wondered what on earth they’re signing up to? Are you interested in kickstarting a healthy diet, exploring a vegan diet or just making less of an impact on our planet? Then you could give the Veganuary challenge a go – simply undertake a vegan diet for the month of January, with thousands of others for support.

Try #Veganuary - Vegan January for your health, for planet, for animals

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Healthy New Year resolutions and fitness – don’t forget your protein!

0 Posted by in Food & drink, Health and Wellbeing on December 30th 2015

It’s nearly New Year’s Eve, that traditional time when everyone starts thinking about their resolutions and goals for next year. Health and fitness is always high up on the list, but every year I see people embark on a ‘healthy’ diet and forget about one of the most important parts. Protein – here’s why you need it, whether vegan, vegetarian or not.

Sources of healthy protein - why you need it

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Why should you try green tea?

0 Posted by in Ethical Kitchen Recipes, Health and Wellbeing, Organic, Recipes on December 29th 2015

Whether you’re looking to reduce your caffeine intake in 2016 or find a healthier option than fizzy drinks and pop, green tea is a great option and Clipper is our favourite! So what’s great about it?

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