September 19 2016

20 ways to do Fairtrade

The simple choice of what chocolate, coffee, clothes or jewellery you buy can have a huge impact on the lives of workers, producers and growers from some of the world's poorest communities. As the awareness of what Fairtrade means grows, it is becoming increasingly easy to shop ethically.

So to celebrate our 20 year milestone and our passion for all things ethical, we have put together our top picks of 20 ways to do Fairtrade.



1) Cred Jewellery, Nouveau Ear Jacket 

As we are celebrating our 20 years in the ethical jewellery business it only seems right to start with one of our favourite pieces from our new Nouveau Collection, the Nouveau Ear Jacket. Based on our first ever collection of Fairtrade silver jewellery, this beautiful range celebrates simplicity and timelessness. Made in Lima using Fairtrade silver mined in Peru.



2) Clipper, Fairtrade Green Tea with Lime and Ginger, 20 Bags

Refreshingly ethical, this Fairtrade tea is the perfect pick-me-up for that mid afternoon slump. All Clipper teas are 100% Fairtrade with not a single artificial product in sight so you can enjoy this uplifting brew entirely guilt-free.



3) Taylors of Harrogate, Good Morning Ground Coffee, strength 3, 227g

Wake up to delicious Fairtrade coffee. This feel-good morning roast is made from 100% Fairtrade, organic beans grown by smallholder farmers in Latin America. A beautiful, medium roasted coffee blended with a hint of nuts.




4) People Tree, Adeline Top in Pink 

Comfortable but chic, this gorgeous Fairtrade cotton charcoal and dusky pink top from People Tree is set to be your fall back piece this autumn. The top was made by Assisi, a social enterprise in India of skilled artisans who transform Fairtrade cotton into beautiful garments. 




5) Cred Jewellery, Clara Halo Solitaire Engagement Ring

Why not give your engagement ring extra meaning by choosing Fairtrade. Our stunning Clara Halo Solitaire Engagement Ring is made using ethically sourced diamonds from Canada and Fairtrade gold mined in Peru. A happily ever after for all involved! 



6) Divine Fairtrade, 70% Dark Chocolatewith Ginger & Orange 

Treat yourself to this deliciously rich and dark Fairtrade chocolate. The touch of ginger and orange gives a wonderfully decadent autumnal indulgence. Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company 44% owned by cocoa farmers, which means they share in Divine’s profits and are able to have a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.



7) Lush, Fairtrade Organic Cocoa Butter

Nourish your skin with this sumptuous Fairtrade body butter from Lush. This rich Cocoa Butter from the Dominican Republic smells good enough to eat and leaves your skin beautifully soft and smooth. Lush source their cocoa via umbrella organisations such as FUNDOPO and CONCONADO, who work with thousands of farmers ensuring that they get a fair price for the top quality cocoa they produce. 




8) LA Jewellery, Fairtrade Silver Large Pebble Bangle

This beautiful Fairtrade bangle is part of our 'go to' every day jewellery. The silver nuggets, inspired by the grain form of silver as it is extracted, gives a subtle, unusual twist, making this an ideal present for a friend, or a little treat for yourself after a long week in the office. 




9) Fairtrade Finca Monteflores Malbec Mendoza Argentina

From one of Argentina’s most iconic Malbec producers this Fairtrade wine is the ultimate winter warmer. A rich and full bodied red with black cherry and plum flavours, a hint of white pepper and a subtle aroma of French oak. Delicious paired with mature cheese when cosied up next to a roaring fire. The Fairtrade premium raised from sales of Finca Monteflores has gone back into the community to aid social improvement such as a new nutrition and health programme.




10), Fairtrade Autumn Mixed Roses 

Proud supporters of Fairtrade since 2013, Moonpig have various flower bouquets that are ethically sourced to ensure that farmers, workers and growers are given a fair deal in developing countries. We love this seasonal combination of velvety deep red Furiosa roses, orange Marie Claire roses and yellow Viva roses, finished with a sprinkling of red Hypericum berries.




11) Cred Jewellery, Fairtrade Wedding Rings

We are dedicated to providing complete transparency for brides and grooms by using Fairtrade gold and silver within our collections of wedding rings. Make sure your ultimate token of love has a lovely story and be proud to know you are supporting the small scale miners that sourced your forever rings.




12)   Ben & Jerry's, Cookie Dough Ice Cream 500ml 

Everyone's favourite treat – thank goodness Ben & Jerry’s is Fairtrade! This delicious, melt in the mouth vanilla ice cream has chunks of decadent cookie dough nestled throughout. With Fairtrade ingredients sourced from around the world, this has to be the ultimate in ethical comfort food!




13) Cred Jewellery, Unlock your Destiny Charm

Our collection of Cred charms and talismans take inspiration from the majestic and lush landscape of Peru, where all our Fairtrade metals are sourced.  Not only beautiful in style, the use of Fairtrade silver and gold within the collection ensures the personal, ecological and global wellbeing of miners and communities in Peru. 




14) Odylique, Organic Mineral Lipstick in Fig Fondant, Limited Edition

Odylique, the first Fairtrade cosmetics company, has released a limited edition of its popular moisturising lipstick in this season's must-have burnished pink! Bursting with organic plant oils and butters including jojoba and Fairtrade shea butter, this is the ultimate treat for parched lips.




15) People Tree, Cable Jumper in Unbleached 

Embrace the cooler seasons with this gorgeous Fairtrade, 100% wool, cable knit jumper. One of our top picks for A/W 2016, this cosy knit looks as fabulous paired with jeans as it does dressed up with a skirt and heels. This piece is made by KTS who employ 2,500 artisans in Nepal to produce a collection of hand knitted garments.




16) Cred Jewellery, Black Signature Cord Bracelet

Featuring a delicate geometric silver pendant, this Fairtrade friendship bracelet makes a stunning gift for your best girls. A versatile piece to embrace this season's layering trend. All of our Signature Collection is made in Lima using Fairtrade silver mined in the Andes.



17) Clipper, Fairtrade Seriously Velvety Instant Hot Chocolate, 350g

Snuggle down this autumn with a mug of Clipper’s delicious, velvety, Fairtrade hot chocolate. A cuddle in a cup for when it’s gloomy and grey outside. Dedicated to improving standards of welfare for workers and their families, Clippers were the first tea producers to receive Fairtrade certification.




18) Mayamiko, Hand Dyed Cushion cover in Aqua Blue

We love the designs from the Fairtrade home and clothing brand Mayamiko. All pieces are ethically made in Malawi fusing together contemporary design with traditional African techniques. The fabric used for these cushions has been hand dyed by a talented artisan at the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MaCoHa). Completely Fairtrade and completely unique!



19) Boots Extracts, Creamy Almond Body Scrub  

For ethical pampering, Boots Extracts has developed one of the first complete beauty care collections to be certified as containing Fairtrade ingredients. We particularly like their rich and creamy almond range of body butters, scrubs and washes.




20) Cred Jewellery, Nouveau Pendant 

Our final top 20 pick is also from our new Nouveau Collection. At Cred we are strong believers in timeless style and saying no to fast fashion. This beautiful Nouveau Pendant is striking and simple, guaranteed to be as relevant now as it will be in another 20 years.


Click here to read: 20 years of Cred Jewellery