Image from DW / Max Havelaar
Nothing says “I care” like Fairtrade flowers (to your significant other/mother/and to the producer).
2. SPORTS BALLS
Why not teach the kids in your life about Fairtrade with a game of soccer/netball/football using a certified ball?
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).
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?
Make your next movie night even better.
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.
Underwear is a little tricky to do without, so it’s good to know there are Fairtrade options out there.
I’m yet to see Fairtrade certified yogurt here in Australia. But it’s out there. in Switzerland.
9. BAKED BEANS
Baked beans just got a whole lot fancier.
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?