Fair trade

Divine

Divine unveils new Cappuccino bar

Fair trade chocolate company Divine has created a new grab and go Cappuccino bar, combining Divine chocolate with real coffee pieces, designed for an afternoon pick-me-up. The 40g bar combines a milk chocolate base layer topped with white chocolate, all made with pure cocoa butter and Madagascan vanilla. The layers are blended with Cafédirect Fairtrade […]

April 24, 2017 Continue Reading
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Indigo Herbs: empowering the people

Based in Glastonbury, Indigo Herbs began as the brainchild of Steve McKewon in his garden office back in 2004. Mckewon spotted a gap in the market when he was searching for unusual natural health ingredients for himself and his family online. So he decided to source for himself some herbs, superfoods and wholefoods, and sell […]

April 26, 2016 Continue Reading
traidcraft

Traidcraft gets new CEO

Europe’s largest fair trade company Traidcraft has announced the appointment of Robin Roth as its new chief executive. Roth will leave Germany-based GEPA, where he is currently MD, to take up the role at Traidcraft in October. He will be responsible for both the trading company Traidcraft plc and the charity Traidcraft Exchange. Commenting on […]

April 6, 2016 Continue Reading
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Natural and organic online marketplace opens for business

New online store Natreco went live on 1 November with the aim of providing consumers with a one-stop source for their ethical shopping, whether that be organic, fair trade or locally-sourced products. Launched by Gary Collins, the shop was inspired by a trip to visit Orang-utans in Borneo where he saw first-hand the destruction the […]

November 23, 2015 Continue Reading
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Hampstead Tea revamps brews, adds new flavours

Hampstead Tea has refreshed its range of bio-dynamic, organic and fair trade teas to increase consumer appeal and in-store presence, and has added two new varieties: Cocoa Green and Strong English Breakfast. The new-look range is rolling out this month and aims to present a clean and clear feel, reflecting the quality of the tea […]

October 23, 2015 Continue Reading
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“We’re not the right body to run fair trade milk scheme” – Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Foundation says it is “not necessarily the right organisation” to set up and run a fair trade milk scheme. Against a backdrop of plummeting farm gate prices and tales of dairy farmers being driven out of business because of below-cost-of-production payments they receive for their milk from the big supermarkets, calls for a […]

August 25, 2015 Continue Reading
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MightyBee launches UK coconut first

New from MightyBee comes a first to the UK market in the form of fresh frozen, unpasteurized Virgin Coconut Meat. The certified organic coconut meat is hand-scooped from young green nam hom coconuts and travels from tree to bag in 24 hours. Coconut meat, which the company predicts will be this year’s new superfood, is […]

June 18, 2015 Continue Reading
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MightyBee buzzes into the coconut market

The first products from London-based ethical coconut company MightyBee are set to launch on 17 April. The company’s Raw Coconut Water and Virgin Coconut Water go from tree to bottle in 24 hours, with the raw variety being produced using a high pressure process. The Virgin Coconut Water has a five-day shelf life and is […]

April 16, 2015 Continue Reading
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Cookie first from Traidcraft

Traidcraft has launched the first cookie range in the UK to use fairly-traded palm oil, FairPalm, sourced from smallholder farmers in West Africa. The refreshed range comprises Traidcraft favourites Stem Ginger and Double Chocolate Chunk as well as the new Fruit & Oat Chewy variety which combines sultanas, coconut and apricots. Traidcraft is working with […]

February 20, 2015 Continue Reading
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