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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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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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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 – 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 – 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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Fairtrade Fortnight Conference at Halifax Minster

Halifax Minster opened its doors for the 2nd year running to 12 schools from across Kirklees and Calderdale on Friday 10th March, to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference.   Following welcomes and introductions the day began with a presentation from Holly Lynch MP who was delighted to welcome schools as part of […]

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Take a Break at the fairandfunky Conference for Secondary Schools

On March 2nd 2017 Honley High School opened its doors to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Secondary Schools from across Yorkshire at the FIRST EVER fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools! And it won’t be the last!   The Conference brought schools together to inspire students and teachers to get involved with Fairtrade back at their […]

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Stand Up for Farmers in Fairtrade School Uniform!

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’re particularly proud of our partnership with Koolskools and encourage all schools we work with to embrace Fairtrade uniform. Today we welcome Andy from Koolskools to the guest blog for Fairtrade Fortnight so that you too can discover that affordable Fairtrade school uniform […]

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Fairtrade Birthday Drinks with Suma Wholefoods

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’ve worked with Suma Wholefoods over a number of years, and are delighted to welcome them as a fairandfunky Conference Champions this year and to the blog!  “As it’s our 40th year of being in business, Suma members were keen to get […]

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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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Finding hope in Fairtrade in Guatemala and El Salvador

fairandfunky work closely with a number of MPs in our region. We regularly communicate on social media and often meet to share thoughts and petition them for action. We learn from their experiences and give advice when required. As instigators of the APPG for Fairtrade we have developed our relationship with Holly Lynch MP and […]

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Ideas for Fairtrade Fortnight in Schools!

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’ve worked with Traidcraft over a number of years, and are delighted to welcome them as a fairandfunky Conference Partner, and to the blog! We’re often asked for ideas for school assemblies, activities, tuck shops – look no further:   […]

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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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“Nothing is truly recycled until it has been reused” – Guest Blog from ashortwalk

Take your own little steps to change the world with fairandfunky this Christmas! We have lots of new and exciting products in our online shop, with a range of Fairtrade, recycled and organic products to make your Christmas an ethical one. One of our new range of products comes from ashortwalk, who supply fairandfunky.com with […]

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GO NUTS for Fairtrade on National Nut Day!

On #NationalNutDay we’re delighted to have a guest blog from Helen Long, campaigner and workshop leader with Liberation Nuts:   “Despite the name, the journey of a Brazil nut begins in Bolivia…   Gatherers forage the nuts from deep in the Amazon rainforest.  They go on collection camping trips for days or weeks at a time, braving: […]

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Guest Blog: ‘Time for a Whole New Ball Game – with Fairtrade Sports Balls’

fairandfunky were really excited to work with Bala Sport to feature Fairtrade footballs as a BRAND NEW product on our online shop – a product that fits with all of the fairandfunky values, changing the world with a football! Read all about Fairtrade footballs in our latest guest blog from Angus Coull from Bala Sport:   […]

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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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Guest Blog – Turtle Bags

This Spring we have been working on making space in our online shop, ready for new and exciting products to offer to our customers. We are therefore delighted to host a guest blog from one of our new suppliers – Turtle Bags.    “Its an exciting year for Turtle Bags having traded since 2002 when […]

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Welcome to The Welcome Centre!

In September 2014, fairandfunky launched the 90kg rice challenge from Just Trading Scotland aiming to sell 90kg of rice three times over!  The rice challenge was taken on across the area: fairandfunky led assemblies in schools, facilitated ‘Rice Challenge’ workshops, attended Food Festivals across Yorkshire and had support from Churches and Fairtrade Support Groups.   […]

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The Original ‘Bake a Difference’ – 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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Perfect Pudding! 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 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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