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Christmas is coming and for shoppers with a conscience, the perfect present solution may be at hand. Head for Olympia 2 in London's Kensington this weekend, where Global Partnership, sponsored by The Independent, is setting out its stalls. More than 75 producers of fair traded products (right) from all over the Third World will be selling everything from ceramics to carpets, jewellery, toys, musical instruments and wooden bowls. And around 80 voluntary organisations will present their work throughout the developing world. In addition, a conference, "Tackling World Poverty - the Role of Official and Voluntary Aid" takes place today at the Conference Centre in Olympia 2.

Olympia 2, Kensington, London SW7 (0171-373 8141) fair: 11am - 5pm, today and Sun