Minced pies, Christmas lunches, baubles and present wrapping! Yes, the festivities are upon us. Here’s a handful of exciting and scrumptious ways you can add a handful of hearty jingle to your celebrations.
Imagine: Christmas with family, friends and loved ones. All enjoying the tantalising feast of Christmas treats and delightful surprises. But this time, it’s a Fairtrade Christmas. As you unwrap and tuck into those treats and surprises, you are reminded that you are directly helping to transform the lives and futures of more than 1.6 million farmers and workers in developing countries. So whether it’s that extra specially selected wine, after-dinner Christmas coffee or even that uniquely hand-picked jewellery, Fairtrade empowers you to empower others.
With that said, let the festivities begin….
Winter bouquets from Arena Flowers
Bring some winter colour to your home with this Cinnamon Spice bouquet, specially crafted by Arena Flowers with Fairtrade flowers grown on their certified farm in the Naivasha region of Kenya. Through the money raised for the Fairtrade Premium Arena Flowers can support sustainable development and improve water access and availability in the region.
Available: Arena Flowers
Adama wines at the Co-Op
Co-Op and Adama are now selling Bosman ADAMA wines. This luxury wine will make an extra special edition to your Christmas celebrations, whether with a sumptuous festive lunch or whilst relaxing around a fire on a winter’s evening.
Available: Co-Op (white and red) or Majestic
Fairtrade chocolate from Chocolate and Love
The perfect treat for everyone this Christmas. All of Chocolate and Love’s cacao, cane sugar and vanilla originate from Fairtrade certified cooperatives in Peru, the Domini-can Republic, and Panama. The packaging is hand painted, with inspiration flowing from the beautiful landscapes where the cacao beans originate, making a pretty, perfect gift and allowing your senses to drift to exotic places whilst you savour a range of flavours.
Price: £2.99 per 100g bar
Available: Chocolate & Love
Cocoa Loco Vegan Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar
Fairtrade fanatics and vegan chocolate lovers unite this Christmas! It’s never too late to enjoy advent and these cute calendars are certain to have you reaching for the tinsel in no time. The delicious dark chocolatey delights include some new festive friends in the shape of elves, fairies and spectacular truffles.
Made up of skilled chocolatiers and bakers, Cocoa Loco constantly strives for chocolate perfection while remaining strong in their ethical roots; promoting Fairtrade and using simple, good ingredients with NO added nasties.
Available: Cocoa Loco
Liz Earle – Fairtrade Botany Collection
Liz Earle’s beautiful Fine and Fair jewellery collection has risen from a lifelong interest in jewellery, as well as a love for botanicals and wellbeing. The collection features some of Liz’s favourite botanical plants and is a wonderful way to show your loved ones you care.
Price: £136 to £190
Available from: Cred Jewellery
Old Hamlet Tartan Bags of Fairtrade Mulling Spices
New for winter 2017, Old Hamlet's Fairtrade mulling wine mix is a simple-to-use, family recipe that will flavour one bottle of red wine. Hand-blended in the UK to Old Hamlet's original recipes from the 1970s, then lovingly packed into Royal Stuart drawstring bags that are sewn in the UK, these make a great party gift or stocking filler. Mulled Cider also available!
Price: £3.85 (contains 4 sugar & spice sachets)
Luxury Fairtrade Christmas Cake
Make making your Christmas cake one step easier this year: Traidcraft has a range of exclusive fair trade iced fruit cakes available for the festive season, all topped with the UK’s first Fairtrade icing! All cakes are lovingly baked by hand in Lincolnshire, by a company who has been making rather special cakes for over 40 years.
Price: Traidcraft Fairtrade Top Iced Christmas Cake in Tin £12.99
Available from: Traidcraft Shop (Code: 68180)
There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from coffee and tea to flowers and gold. Choosing Fairtrade this Christmas is an easy way to help make a positive difference.
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