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Looking forward to a fair trade Mother's Day

by Andrew Williams | March 11, 2015

This week is book-ended by two events celebrating the achievements of women the world over. Sunday 8th March was International Women's Day, setting social media alight with hashtags celebrating the achievements of women whether famous or unsung.

This coming Sunday, March 15th, is Mother's Day here in the UK, a chance to give thanks to our mums and remember the hard work they have put in to get us where we are today.

This has a special significance to those of us working in fair trade. Many of our amazing products come to us from artists groups and cooperatives set up specifically to support groups of women to become more self sufficient. It isn't always the case that men are the "baddies" - sometimes it is sadly the case that one income is not enough to support a family in the developing world. By supporting women into work which is flexible and sustainable, it can allow them to make sure that their children get a good education and have the nutrition and educational supplies to allow them to prosper.

While we remember our own special women, let's also show some respect for mums around the world who are working hard to give their kids the best possible start in life.

  Crocheted Carrot! From the Zoe Project in Lima, Peru. 

  Elephant  Cement bag from Craftworks Cambodia. 

Rosa knickers from Kerala Crafts, India. 

 

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Have a fair trade Mother's Day

by Andrew Williams | March 10, 2014

Now we know that you are all lovely people who think about your mums all year round... but as it's Mother's Day coming up on Sunday 30th March 2014 we thought we would highlight some of our favourite products which any mother would love. It will mean all the more to her knowing that you've been making the world a fairer place at the same time as thinking of her...!

 

These gorgeous scarves are made in Bali using a batik process. Available in four colours they are perfect for spring, made from 100% silk. 

Batik Silk Scarf

These slouchy bags have been really popular in the shop - great for shopping round town. Lovely colours with a modern, contemporary design. 

Lindy floral slouchy bag

Our Jali work pendants are one of our best-selling ranges, and they're now half price! £5, were £10. Perfect as a little extra something. 

Jali Work Triple Moon Pendant

However you say thank you to your Mum, we hope you have a great day! Tell her to put her feet up :)

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