Archive for November, 2023

Namaste: for a fairly traded and sustainable Christmas

Based in Skipton, Namaste Fair Trade has a huge range of ethical, hand crafted, eco-friendly products made by skilled artisans across the world. The felt tree decorations are beautifully made in Nepal, some are definitely a bit different – I’ve never seen a dinosaur wearing a Christmas hat hanging on a tree before! The stars made using recycled saris are a favourite of mine.

Who doesn’t enjoy lighting a candle at this time of year? There are so many to choose from – scented ones in tins, floral and colourful ones in coconut shells, sets of tiny ones in ceramic hearts, cats, dogs and elephants!! I love them all.

Soapstone message pebbles are perfect to give as a gift and keep in a coat pocket. All are inexpensive and the latest yellow heart shaped ‘Bee happy’ pebble is gorgeous.

Definitely something for everyone – and for retail and wholesale customers.

The sales team couldn’t be more helpful and friendly. So, with free deliveries over £50 and no minimum spend for a wholesale account, what’s stopping you getting the generous discount for bulk buying – e.g. a six dinosaur pack to share with family and friends or for your Fairtrade stall.

Take a look for yourself: Home | Namaste Fair Trade | Namaste-UK Ltd

Liz Roodhouse, Chair of Skipton Fairtrade and Fair Trader.



Posted on November 26th, 2023 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Get ready for a fairer Christmas

The Fairer World team are delighted to announce that the shop at 84 Gillygate in York has now reopened! Just in time for the festive season, our shelves are packed with beautiful Christmas cards, gifts and crafts as well as our usual varied offering of high quality fair trade and sustainable food, drink and household products.

Catherine, Moira and Charlie (pictured) along with Mary and Chris are looking forward to welcoming you in person. Come on down! We’ll be thrilled to see you.

Posted on November 19th, 2023 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Pocklington Celebrates

In October, Pocklington celebrated the renewal of their Fairtrade Town status, a title the East Riding market town has held for 14 years.

Local supporters came together including representatives from schools, churches, community groups and local businesses. Members of the Town Council attended including the Mayor of Pocklington.

The celebration event was held at All Saints Church Pocklington and supporters enjoyed Fairtrade wine and a selection of local cheeses.

Wendy Voke spoke about the Kilombero rice challenge, which supports rice farmers in Malawi, and there was a stall of fairly traded goods from the Fairer World shop in York.

Dr Mark Dawson, of Fairtrade Yorkshire, congratulated Pocklington on its high profile support for Fairtrade through the difficult times of the pandemic and the ongoing cost of living crisis. He commented: “Fairtrade is at heart a simple concept, that people deserve fair payment for the work that they do and that everyone should be able to live and work in a safe place; in communities where they can enjoy the basic necessities of life and provide for their families.”

Posted on November 19th, 2023 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News