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Product of the Week

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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Product of the Week: Recycled Glass Bottle Boards

It’s time for a spot of stylish recycling with our latest “Product of the Week” this week, which is or series of Cheese Boards, Lemon Boards and Spoon Rests, made from recycled glass bottles!   Made in Shropshire, these unique boards are made from recycled glass bottles, such as wine, gin and champagne, which are […]

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Product of the Week: Be FAIR and Be FUNKY with this Cement Washbag!

The fairandfunky Product of the Week this week is our Recycled Cement Cosmetic Case and Wash Bag.   This toilet bag is unique to say the least. Made using recycled cement bags, which have been collected, washed and cleverly transformed into a sturdy holder for your toiletries and cosmetics, it is strong, durable and waterproof. […]

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Product of the Week: The fairandfunky Fairtrade Bag is Changing the World!

At fairandfunky we are starting a new feature on our blog, which will appear each week, consisting of insight, detail and stories surrounding our latest “Product of the Week”. To kick us off, we have a very exciting product we’re sure you will all be after…   fairandfunky are excited to announce that we now […]

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