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SCRAPtastic Summer Craft Ideas!

Schools out for Summer and families are busy looking for ways to keep everyone entertained……look no further! Each week during the school holidays we will post a SCRAPtastic craft for you to do – all you will need is glue, scissors and bits and pieces from around the house: crafts that don’t cost the earth. […]

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SCRAPtastic Summer is here!

Schools out for Summer and families are busy looking for ways to keep everyone entertained……look no further! Each week during the school holidays we will post a SCRAPtastic craft for you to do – all you will need is glue, scissors and bits and pieces from around the house: crafts that don’t cost the earth. […]

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Harvest Time!

It’s harvest time for rice farmers in Malawi at the moment and our friends at Just Trading Scotland have told us that “Farmers are looking forward with hopes and with a few anxieties: will the rains in the next weeks continue to help swell the grains and the crops?  Will the markets after harvest give […]

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Secondary Schools Change The World with Fairtrade!

As World Fair Trade Day approaches we look back to Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 when Honley High School once more opened its doors to Secondary Schools from across Yorkshire at the second fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools!  The Conference brought schools together to inspire students and teachers to get involved with Fairtrade back at their […]

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Spring SCRAPtastic!

At fairandfunky we run SCRAPtastic workshops with schools and community groups, creating individual works of art using recycled materials. Our simple crafts are fun for all the family, and are affordable too. Over the Easter holidays why not have a go at making your own little egg box Spring Wreath that doesn’t cost the earth! […]

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Come On In to Fairtrade with Suma Wholefoods!

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight we’re inviting friends, supporters and local businesses to share their ideas on how to #ComeOnIn to Fairtrade. Today we welcome Suma Wholefoods to the guest blog. We’re delighted to work with Suma and collaborate on many Fairtrade projects with schools in Yorkshire. And again welcome them as our Conference Champion Sponsors […]

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Come On In to Fairtrade with Koolskools!

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight we’re inviting friends, supporters and local businesses to share their ideas on how to #ComeOnIn to Fairtrade. Today we welcome Koolskools to the guest blog. We’re delighted to work with Koolskools and collaborate on many Fairtrade projects with schools and again welcome them to our Secondary Schools Fairtrade Conference 2018.   […]

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SCRAPtastic Book Launch!

It’s time to celebrate as we host a SCRAPtastic book launch party at Café Ollo in The Media Centre, Huddersfield on Monday 11th December from 5pm.   ‘SCRAPtastic!’ the book was funded by a crowd-funding campaign as part of fairandfunky’s 5th birthday celebrations. With FIVE chapters, each with FIVE crafts, the book is packed full of […]

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Rice Recipe – Use Your LOAF!

We re-launched the 90kg Rice Challenge in September and working with festivals, churches, schools and Fairtrade groups we  have already sold 243kg of Kilombero Rice. THANK YOU!   Our friends at Fairtrade Penistone have joined the challenge and are encouraging their community to use their LOAF as they cook! They’ve kindly given us permission to […]

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Fairtrade Rugby Balls are HERE!

To celebrate the Fairtrade Rugby Ball mini arriving in the fairandfunky online shop we invite Angus Coull from Bala Sport to tell you why it’s all gone egg-shaped at Bala Sport!   “After nearly 4 years of only making round balls, we’re really excited to now have egg-shaped ones too. After extensive testing the Bala Sport Fairtrade […]

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Rice Challenge 2017 – An Alternative Harvest

The fairandfunky rice challenge is BACK! Each year we take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland – to sell at least 90kg of kilombero rice from Malawi. Why 90kg? Because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they earn enough to send their children to school for a year.   […]

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Rice Challenge – Patience Bertha Hara’s Story

Each year we take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland. The challenge is to sell 90kg of rice – because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they can afford to send their children to secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with the […]

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Rice Challenge – Susen Ntende’s Story

Each year we take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland. The challenge is to sell 90kg of rice – because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they can afford to send their children to secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with the […]

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Rice Challenge – Abdul Phiri’s Story

Each year we take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland. The challenge is to sell 90kg of rice – because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they can afford to send their children to secondary school for a year.  As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with […]

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Rice Challenge – Kenson Silungwe’s Story

Each year we take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland. The challenge is to sell 90kg of rice – because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they can afford to send their children to secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with the […]

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An Alternative Harvest for Schools – Rice Challenge

Did you know that a rice farmer from Malawi needs to sell 90kg of rice to be able to afford to send their child to school for a year?   We’d like to invite your school to take part in the fairandfunky 90kg rice challenge – in which your school uses enterprise to sell 90kg […]

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Plant for Bees!

This month is the ‘Great British Bee Count’ so we’ve invited our good friends at Seedball to the guest blog. To share how quick and easy it is to change the world with a seed…….   “Our gardens, window boxes and balconies are increasingly becoming the UK’s most significant wildlife haven – together this area […]

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Fair Play for Fairtrade in the Beautiful Game

Here at fairandfunky we’re friends with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’re particularly proud of our friendship with Bala Sport UK and to date have ordered 100 of their customised Fairtrade balls! Today we welcome joint MD Angus Coull from Bala Sport to the guest blog for Fairtrade Fortnight to share why Fairtrade footballs need help!   “Football […]

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Chocolate To Cherish – a Chocolate Week blog

To celebrate Chocolate Week we hear from Divine**  – the chocolate company with a heart. Read here how they work to connect communities, and change the world.   “Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite treats – and its popularity is growing as emerging nations discover its many delights.  So how is cocoa supply going to […]

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The Rice Challenge is Back!

Each year fairandfunky take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland. The challenge is to sell 90kg of rice – because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they can afford to send their children to school for a year.   Working with schools, churches, youth clubs and individuals the rice […]

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A Trolley Load of Rice! 90kg Rice Challenge 2015

The 90kg rice challenge from JTS – Fair Food Fine Food,  is the perfect challenge for fairandfunky, and this year we set ourselves the target to BEAT last year’s achievements. In 2014 we took on the challenge for the first time. We hosted a series of rice recipe blogs to inspire Fairtrade foodies, we led rice challenge […]

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The ‘Rice Challenge’ is back!

The 90kg rice challenge is the perfect challenge for fairandfunky. Our mission statement is ‘empowering people to take their own little steps to change the world’ and we do this through our range of workshops for schools and community groups. But we’re also always on the look-out for ways in which we at fairandfunky can […]

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From The Warm Heart of Africa

  fairandfunky are delighted to be one of the first official UK stockists of Tickbird Soap – direct from producers in Malawi; and when we received our first order we wondered what the response would be. We didn’t have to wait long thanks to the instant feedback from twitter: “Just tried our first bar of […]

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Spice Up Your Rice! Rice Challenge Rice Recipe

The theme for One World Week 2014 is ‘Living Differently’ and this year our series of One World Week guest blogs promote the 90kg rice challenge. We have challenged ourselves to sell 90kg of rice three times over to change the world for farmers and their families: so they can live differently and break the cycle […]

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Nuts About World Nut Day! Rice Challenge Recipe

The theme for One World Week 2014 is ‘Living Differently’ and this year our series of One World Week guest blogs promote the 90kg rice challenge. We have challenged ourselves to sell 90kg of rice three times over to change the world for farmers and their families: so they can live differently and break the cycle […]

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Rice Challenge Rice Recipe: Arroz con Pollo

The theme for One World Week 2014 is ‘Living Differently’ and this year our series of One World Week guest blogs promote the 90kg rice challenge. We have challenged ourselves to sell 90kg of rice three times over to change the world for farmers and their families: so they can live diffferently and break the cycle […]

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Rice Challenge Takeover – Just Trading Scotland

JTS Takeover fairandfunky!   When  Just Trading Scotland (JTS) were asked to do a fairandfunky blog takeover we were more than happy to accept! We were delighted when they guest blogged for us so we’re glad we can return the favour.  Firstly, let us give you a bit of a background on JTS and what […]

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The WINNING Fairtrade bag!

To celebrate the launch of Fairtrade activity at The Creative and Media Studio School in Huddersfield, fairandfunky ran a competition with students across the Nether Hall Learning Campus to design a new logo for a fairandfunky Fairtrade bag. The brief was to keep the message simple, and to celebrate Fairtrade.   The designs from the […]

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Product of the Week: Fairtrade String of Lights

Need a little light in your life? Well look no further, because our “Product of the Week” this week is this stunning set of Fairtrade String of Lights.   These lights are beautifully hand crafted using traditional methods, by villagers from a fairly trading group, based in the North of Thailand. All materials used to […]

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Product of the Week: Beautiful Bamboo

We’re ready for the Christmas rush here at fairandfunky HQ, and have had LOADS of new and exciting products delivered just in time, including this great range of bamboo products which are our “Product of the Week” this week!   The new bamboo range is made up of a Bamboo Platter, Mini Bamboo Bowls and […]

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