|Two fairtrade products- more to follow!|
Dr Bronner's Magic 18-1 Magic Soap. Loved by Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Bobbi Brown. I love this stuff and have previously posted about it here. It's fairtrade, organic and comes in many scents Lavender, tea tree, peppermint to name a few. As if that wasn't enough this soap has 18 uses including washing body, teeth, hair, pets and cars- the perfect space saving travel/handbag product. Liquid soap prices start from £5.49 on Asos or soap bars/travel soap available form around £1.69. Also available in Waitrose!
Tous H2O Perfume. A recent addition to my perfume collection. The bottle and packaging are made from recycled material, and the profits go to Oxfam to help them give clean water facilities to those who need it. The scent is lovely. It's citrus, fresh and light Very spring/summer appropriate. Plus how sweet is the water drop inspired bottle?! You can purchase this scent from Debenhams (prices start from £21.60 which is a bargain link), Boots ( £26 and up Link)
|How cute is the dinky travel bottle!|
Co-op Chocolate. I'm off chocolate for lent, but if you are partial to the odd bite then all Co-op's own range of chocolate is fairtrade. If you aren't near the co-op then you can always pick up Divine chocolate from Oxfam or other retailers! While we are on the subject food and drink I noticed the co-op website has a great section of fairtrade items (fruit, chocolate, flapjacks- even wine!!). Worth a look! Food tastes all the sweeter for knowing that you are helping people! Just look for the fairtrade symbol.
|Just look out for this symbol.|
Thanks to a recommendation on twitter I found this gorgeous range of fairtrade jewellery and accessories at Kazuri beads. These bead necklaces are made out of ceramic beads. Kazuri hand make all their items in Kenya and they are not a huge drain on the wallet either. The bonus is that you are unlikely to meet another person wearing the same jewelery- unlike a high street alternative! www.kazuribeads.co.uk also sell necklaces made out of Taguabella from Columbia, seeds that are known as 'vegetable ivory' due to their strong properties. I have a necklace made out of these from a different company and I LOVE it. If you want to read more about this company and their ethics then click this link!
Gorgeous and a snip at £36 http://www.kazuribeads.co.uk/catalogue/item/kazuri/necklaces/pita-pat-mocha-pink
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 27th to March 11th. I will be featuring some more companies (and of course beauty brands!) over the next two weeks so keep your eyes peeled!
Do you think Fairtrade is a good or bad thing? Can you recommend any Fairtrade brands?
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Disclaimer: Dr Bronner's and Tous were PR samples, but this has not affected my thoughts in any way.