10 Fairtrade Products you didn’t already know about!
Fairtrade certified fruit can be found in almost all british supermarkets. But did you know about these other Fairtrade products that are making their way onto shelves in all variety of shops?
- Ice Cream – Ben and Jerry’s already have 4 different Fairtrade flavours and are currently working on sourcing fairtrade ingredients for their whole range of ice creams and frozen yoghurts. Available in supermarkets, cinemas and even vending machines!
- Beauty Products – Boots stock a full range of Fairtrade products including moisturisers, exfoliating scrubs and bath wash. It’s one of the first complete ranges of beauty care products to be certified as containing Fairtrade ingredients sourced from around the world to refresh, revitalise and moisturise. Available in all Boots high street stores.
- Beer – Mongozo beer comes in 4 unique Fairtrade flavours. The word Mongozo means ‘to your health!’ in the language of the Chokwe people of Africa. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the exotic variety of Banana, Mango, Coconut and Quinoa. You can get Monogozo beer at exotic restaurants, festivals, beach bars and supermarkets. Gift packs are available and make the perfect present for any beer-lover willing to experiment.
- Flowers – Gift-givers can now choose from the growing range of beautiful bouquets of Fairtrade certified flowers now available in shops and online including Interflora, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. There are Fairtrade certified flower farms in countries like Kenya, Sri Lanka, Columbia and Ecuador. Over 10,000 flower growers benefit from Fairtrade flowers grown in this country.
- Clothes – … Or more specifically the cotton used to make the clothes. The Fairtrade Foundation works in 59 countries, touching the lives of approximately 7.5 million cotton farmers and their families. Countless clothing manufactures are using Fairtrade certified cotton in their clothing lines. See some of our favourites in our Top 5 Fairtrade Fashion Labels article or a full list on the Fairtrade.org.uk
- Footballs – Along with Basketballs, Volleyballs, Netballs and Rugby Balls, Ethletic produce high quality, hand stitched, Fairtrade balls made using rubber from responsibly managed rubber plantations. They can even produce custom designed balls for sports teams, schools and charities.
- Vodka – FAIR Vodka is not only the first Quinoa-based Vodka but also the first Fairtrade vodka in the world. Their Quinoa is cultivated by over 1,200 small producers in the Bolivian Altiplano. FAIR also make fairtrade coffee and goji liqueurs and have a variety of Fairtrade Cocktail Recipes on their website.
- Cake – Everyone loves cake. The Co-Op have the biggest range of Faitrade cakes, including Banana Loaf, Chocolate Sponge, Jaffa Mini Rolls and even Christmas Pudding. And if you prefer baking your own cakes why not use Fairtrade sugar, syrups, jams and spreads! All available at Co-Op supermarkets.
- Cola – Ubuntu Cola was the first cola in the UK to get the Fairtrade Mark and it fizzes with Fairtrade sugar from Malawi and Zambia. It is available in cans and bottles and you can find places to buy it near you on the Ubuntu Cola Website
- Sweets – Burnt Sugar create delicious crumbly fudge made with Fairtrade Sugar. Trust us, this stuff tastes amazing! They make a great treat and can be bought at Waitrose, Tesco and Oxfam.