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  1. We love Fair Trade

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    Our local town just celebrated its Fair Trade status renewal and we joined in the party!

    We are choosing all our products very carefully for their eco and ethical credentials and we are pleased to say that when it was time to bring our Fairly Traded products out, not many things were left behind (that would be our recycled home products).

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     So here is a list of our Fairly Traded products:

    • SUMA HANDMADE SOAPS: "Green Palm" certified palm oil. GreenPalm is a certificate trading programme which is designed to tackle the environmental and social problems created by the production of palm oil.
    • GREEN FIBRES: will not source products from companies that use or condone compromised working conditions or which contravene human rights in any way shape or form.
    • AKAMUTI: believe in trading ethically & responsibly.  Here are the sustainably sourced ingredients they use in their products: Organic Forest Beeswax & Honey, Wildcrafted Shea Butter, Virgin Red Palm Oil, Organic Wildcrafted Coconut Oil, Cold-pressed Tropical Oils.
    • EVEREARTH: is ICTI certified, which guarantees no prison labour, no child labour and no forced labour along with the provision of social insurance, fair pay and employee education.
    • ASKEYPRINT: support "Girl Effect where girls all over the globe are given the support they deserve to realise their unique worth.
    • KENANA’S KNITTERS: are a self-supporting knitting co-operative and pay themselves a fair wage. In addition their sales fund a range of welfare projects in Njoro, Kenya.
    • AVA & LUC: use an ethical manufacturer in India who pay their staff a fair wage, do not demand ridiculously long hours, and do not use child labour.
    • GOSSYPIUM: All cotton that they use comes from cotton farms certified by the worldwide Fairtrade Standard Setting and Certification Organisation.
    • LITTLE GREEN RADICALS: are proud to be pioneers in the Fairtrade field and the Fairtrade certified cotton they use in all their products is really important to them.
    • SIESTA: has been a member of BAFTS (the British Association for Fair Trade Shops) for over 10 years and are also a BAFTS recognised fair trade importer.
    • FLOWER KITS are Fair Trade. Nothing is wasted and the tissue is made by a project in Nepal which supports a school for Tibetan refugee children.

     

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  2. Global Cool Feature

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    Because looking as good as a supermodel doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

    Global Cool is an environmentally conscious charity which publishes an online lifestyle magazine. 

    Really Eco Baby is very proud to feature in their Weekend Treats section.

    This is a special article about the Grass Routes soaps we stock and how wonderful they are:

     


     

     

    "We think real beauty is about what’s inside. But we also know that sometimes looking your best can give you just the boost you need to shine. So each week we’re bringing you our top pick of eco-beauty products. This week it’s The Really Eco Baby Shop and you can get a whopping 15% off when you sign up for Choose Green discounts. Enjoy…

    Grassroutes Soap

    We can’t get enough of Grass Routes soaps from Really Eco Baby and we thought we should share them with you…

    Handmade with herbs grown locally (Herts), all the ingredients, with the exception of coconut oil are organic. No palm oil has been used and all packaging is made from 100% recycled and biodegradable materials.

    Because there are no nasties, they are soft for the skin and can be used everyday leaving your skin soft and clean. They’re also gentle enough to use on babies’ delicate skin too.

    Best of all, you can choose some really original scents:

    • Lavender & Camomile: soothing, relaxing and ideal for delicate and very young skins.
    • Calendula & Turmeric: a sensuous and beautiful soap for the face and body.
    • Tea tree & Nettle: an antiseptic bar great for nicks, scratches, blemishes and clumsy people.
    • Hemp wonder bar: feed your skin with hemp, rich in essential fatty acids and Omega fats. Very pure with the gentlest of ingredients.
    • Oat & honey: Creamy lather with a fresh citrus scent, ideal for smoothing out rough, dry skin.
    • Orange spice: warm, spicy and smells like Christmas; a great exfoliating bar for the body.

    So grab yours now and get lathering!! Just make sure you don’t use too  much…"

    Read the full article and plenty more here

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