The Ten Best: Fair trade websites
A not-for-profit company offering funky Mexican jewellery, Silver Chilli pays deposits on orders and offers fair trade loans to ensure that its silversmiths make a good living. A flower pendant in solid silver costs from £12.2. www.newconsumer.org
Britain's only fair trade magazine has launched a website as a one-stop shop, selling anything from Café Direct coffee to hemp hammocks. This T-shirt with the Make Poverty History logo (above) is made from fairly traded cotton and costs £15.3. www.ganesha.co.uk
Ganesha imports quality home furnishings, gifts, clothes and accessories from India, working with marginalised producers such as the disabled. Among the bestsellers are these luxurious bags (above) from Teddy Exports, priced £14.99.4. www.fairwindonline.com
This new website, which will be up and running at the end of the month, offers high quality gifts, home accessories and furniture from developing countries. Fairwindbuys direct from craftspeople in places such as Bali, Java, Mexico, Laos and India.5. www.gofair.co.uk
Providing a range of fairly traded goods from around the world, including Nepal, Thailand and Mexico, Go Fair will soon introduce products from Bali. As well as handmade metal products, it sells incense boxes and jewellery.6. www.hug.co.uk
Want to dress completely in fair trade clothes? Hug offers a range of organic cotton tops for adults and children, including the new baby range, Little Green Radicals. They promise 100 per cent organic Peruvian cotton, environmentally friendly dyes and happy farmers.7. www.peopletree.co.uk
This company works with 70 producer groups in 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Made with organic cotton and handwoven fabrics, their clothes generate much-needed income in rural areas and keep traditional skills alive. A beautiful silk party dress costs £59.50.8. www.traidcraft.co.uk
Selling 300 different products from more than 100 producers in 30 developing countries, Traidcraft offers products from food and wine to accessories, crafts and textiles. One of its biggest sellers is the Geobar, £21.60 for 12 packs of six, a chewy cereal bar with real fruit.9. www.ethicalwares.com
Within its catalogue of vegan products is a section of fair trade items, which contains everything from clothes, hats and bags to furnishings. Products that especially catch the eye are carved olive wood items and olive oil soap, sourced from a co-operative in Palestine. A trinket box is £11.95.10. www.ethicalshopper.co.uk
This site aims to give an ethical alternative to everyday shopping. Everything is supplied by fair trade, organic suppliers. Items for sale include a large catering pack of tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits for the office, £73. A single jar of Café Direct decaff (above) costs £3.30.
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