Updated: Mar 14
How many Fairtrade products can you name? Many, I am sure. Are they mostly food items? They are delicious, I agree.
When thinking about Fairtrade do you also think about the clothes you wear, the flowers you buy, beauty products and playing football? There is also Fairtrade-certified gold!
Of course, continue enjoying the lovely Fairtrade food you are familiar with. This post will give you links to some non-food items which are also important.
Fairtrade Resources: non-food
The Fairtrade Foundation offers flowers from Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Uganda and Tanzania amongst other countries. Roses are my favourite but there are many other flowers to choose from. There is also a new Fair trade Scheme for Florists.
Rosa centifolia (cabbage rose) by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840)
Key facts about Fairtrade cotton:
An educational video for Schools entitled ‘Unravelling the Thread: The Story of Cotton’:
For footballs and rugby balls:
Happy Fairtrade Fortnight!