FAIRTRADE FRIDAY: 10 FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT

So you know about the usual Fairtrade items – coffee, tea, bananas.  But did you expect to find the Fairtrade certification on these?


1. FLOWERS

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Image from  DW / Max Havelaar

Nothing says “I care” like Fairtrade flowers (to your significant other/mother/and to the producer).

2. SPORTS BALLS

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Why not teach the kids in your life about Fairtrade with a game of soccer/netball/football using a certified ball?

3. ALCOHOL

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I put this as number three so I don’t come across as an alcoholic. But, seriously… Fairtrade alcohol?! How unexpected! I’ve been planning to throw a little cocktail party including Cosmopolitans (with Fairtrade sugar) and espresso martinis (with Fairtrade coffee).

4. SHORTBREAD

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I can usually expect to get a shortbread biscuit when I visit my Nanna. But Fairtrade certified shortbread is unexpected. Why not surprise your grandmother (or another loved one) with a packet of these biscuits the next time you visit?

5. ICECREAM

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Make your next movie night even better.

6. HANDWASH

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Some of the easiest things you can replace with Fairtrade equivalents are your everyday household items. Put a bottle of Fairtrade handwash in your guest bathroom and prepare to engage in conversations about Fairtrade.

7. UNDERWEAR

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Underwear is a little tricky to do without, so it’s good to know there are Fairtrade options out there.

8. YOGURT

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I’m yet to see Fairtrade certified yogurt here in Australia. But it’s out there. in Switzerland.

9. BAKED BEANS

Fairtrade baked beans

Baked beans just got a whole lot fancier.

10. MAKEUP

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Essential Care make the world’s first Fairtrade certified makeup line. I feel prettier already.


What Fairtrade items have you found that surprised you? What Fairtrade items did you not know about?

Yours Fairly,

Ashlee

 

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2 Comments

    • Ashlee
      August 10, 2014 / 10:07 PM

      Oh, how awesome!! That is super fun. I love everyday products that are Fairtrade! :)

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