Your gift guide to a Fair and Local Christmas
Supporting Fair Trade and local trade can be one ethical choice when you choose to buy Fair and Local, and there's nowhere better to do just that than Bristol! To celebrate the offering of Fair Trade in the city in the run up to Christmas, we have gathered six great gift ideas from local businesses who have Fair Trade at their core. A quick purchasing decision that has the power to shape someone else’s world this Christmas.
1) Fairmined Seafoam Tourmaline Ring
A Seafoam Tourmaline, sourced from the US, set in etched 9ct Fairmined 9ct yellow gold with a curved pave of five Canada mark diamonds. Part of a new collection of one-of-a-kind, ethically sourced pieces.
Where to buy: DianaPorter.co.uk
2) Eco Friendly Shop Christmas gift bag
Gift bag made in India from Fair Trade recycled cotton waste. Containing Fair Trade and ethical items including: Fairtrade embroidered 3m ribbon on a roll, made in India; two Fairtrade felted Animal Brooches, handmade in Nepal; Christmas Tree gift tag by Eco Friendly Cards, made in Somerset; Whirlpool gluten free, vegan dark chocolate truffles in compostable wrap.
Where to buy: Eco Friendly Shop
3) Namaste Jewellery and Trinket Boxes, and Recycled Sari Notebooks
Choose from a selection of BAFTS certified gift from Namaste – handmade in India and available in a wide range of fabrics, making every gift completely unique. Notebooks are beautifully bound with fabric and brocade from sari off-cuts.
Where to buy: Better Food - St Werburghs branch.
(Fair Trade certified products and gifts available at all branches)
4) Vegan Sea Salt Fudge
Deliciously smooth and creamy fudge with sea salt to the finish, a best seller in Cotswold Fudge Co's traditional fudge range. Made without any dairy, but with fantastic Fairtrade ingredients.
5) Fairtrade Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Soft, organic, cotton T-shirt, made in a Fairtrade factory in India. Found Hea are also working with a pioneering project to help garment workers towards a living wage, they pay an additional premium for their T-shirts that goes directly to workers.
Where to buy:
Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf
and online at www.foundhea.com
6) Colour Your Own Teddies Bag
Tote bag made from 100% Fairtrade Certified organic cotton printed with four teddy bears ready to be coloured in. Available with 12 eco-friendly, non-toxic crayons or marker pens.
£4.99 per bag
£3.59 for a set of 12 fabric crayons
£5.99 for a set of 12 fabric markers
Where to buy: cottonsmiles.co.uk
Bristol is Fair and Local, supporting small scale farmers, workers and businesses at home and around the world. You can support Fair Trade worldwide through your local economy. Follow the campaign by using the hashtag #FairAndLocal and tag us in your Fair and Local purchases in and around Bristol!