News | Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade


Precious Drops of Fair Trade

by Andrew Williams | July 10, 2019

We love all of our suppliers, but Just Trade have a special place in our hearts thanks to their exquisite "eighteen rabbit" based logic problems, which they include with every delivery they send! (try putting this one into your calculator)

They are constantly delighting us with new lines, and we have some beautiful new earrings and pendants available online now. While most of the Just Trade jewellery we sell is brass, these lines are silver and gold plated - a lovely touch of fair trade luxury :)


They are all made by the "Flowering Desert" project in Tamil Nadu, India. Perfect for fans of fairtrade (and maths!). 

Bottle Top Earrings All the Way from Botswana

by Andrew Williams | July 02, 2019

We're delighted to have these back in stock! It has been tricky to get hold of these, as sadly a couple of previous orders have been lost in transit. Now, thanks to Dee and her team, we have loads of new designs available again!

We have ten designs in total and all of them are available now on the website. Bottle tops are flattened and then wrapped in traditional Botswanan fabric. They come in smart presentation boxes and are all £12 a pair. We are very pleased to be able to support this fantastic project!

Make us Your Favourite Fairtrade News Stand

by Andrew Williams | June 19, 2019

We are sorry to no longer be able to offer free P&P in the UK. We had five great years of free postage but unfortunately, it has finally caught up with us! But every cloud has a silver lining, and now that we have a small fee to cover shipping we can offer a few lines on the website which weren't previously cost effective. One of these is our great range of magazines, which we're gradually adding online. 

Our magazines have been chosen to reflect what we do in the shop - so broadly they cover modern living, ethical issues, sustainability and the great outdoors. There has been an explosion of these "coffee table" journals over the past few years, and we have found them to be hugely popular in the shop. 

Titles currently available include Positive News, which often contains contributions from "Under the Tump" author Ollie Balch; Another Escape, looking at sustainability and outdoor living; and Delayed Gratification, a "slow journalism" publication that takes us out of the 24 hour news cycle and looks at the news three months in arrears. 

We hope some of these will appeal, and we're adding new magazines all the time. 

More Positive News for Kids in Hay on Wye!

by Andrew Williams | June 12, 2019

We've been overwhelmed by the response to our offer of a free copy of Greta Thunberg's climate crisis book for anyone under eighteen in Hay. In fact, we've just had another delivery of the book so if you haven't claimed your copy yet now is the time!

We have more great news too. Our friends at Positive News, one of our best-selling magazines in the shop, have offered to match our copy of Greta's book with a free copy of the latest issue of the mag. A truly inspiring combination!

If you are under eighteen or have friends or family who you think would be interested do please spread the word and ask them to pop in to the shop in Hay. See you soon!

A Present for the Future - a Free Copy of Greta Thunberg's Climate Crisis Book for all Hay Kids

by Andrew Williams | June 05, 2019

We are delighted to be able to offer anyone under eighteen in Hay on Wye a free copy of the new book by celebrated teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg. “No One is Too Small to Make a Difference” gathers together Greta’s speeches, which have sparked a global movement and earned the teenager a Nobel Prize nomination - not bad for someone literally a third of my age!

We believe that the climate emergency we face is the most serious threat the human race has ever faced. As a fair trade shop, we also know that it is the poorest countries which suffer most from our changing climate. We need urgent action, and so far, our governments have let us down. Instead, it has fallen to activists like Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion movement to make people sit up and listen. We hope that by reading what Greta has to say, a new generation of Hay activists may be able to succeed where our current leaders have failed.

A free copy of Greta’s book will be available to anyone from Hay on Wye and the surrounding areas who calls into Eighteen Rabbit. While the usual “small print” will apply, there’s no need to bring ID unless you are lucky enough to look older than eighteen.