Fairtrade Market Harborough have put together this really useful list of suggestions for how shoppers can increase their awareness of what’s available locally and make choices that include Fairtrade items. Go out and start shopping!
Market Harborough has a number of supermarkets, all stocking an increasing range of fairtrade foods, but the Co-op is probably the leading supermarket, stocking fairtrade grapes, bananas, tomatoes, chocolate, wine, coffee, tea, sugar, flowers, ice cream and other items.
The Eco Village in St Mary’s Road is host to a range of outlets offering more sustainable and ethical choices across a range of foods, stationery, pre-used clothing, gifts, plants, and everyday household needs. These include an outlet for the Just Shop, a social enterprise in Leicester which sells over 1200 products that are fairtrade, ethical and sustainable. Goods can be ordered from Just on a ‘click and collect’ basis from the Eco Village.
Holland & Barrett
Holland Barrett in St Mary’s Place sells fairtrade honey.
From her home in Harborough Lynne Mold sells fairly-traded hand-made goods, largely made in Nepal: footwear, bags, accessories, homeware, jewellery etc. Her website is: www.koselihandmade.co.uk
Lanka Kade, based at Riverside End, is a fairtrade wooden toy company, mainly importing goods from Sri Lanka: www.lankakade.co.uk
The Oxfam shop has a wide range of fairtrade gifts, jewellery and foods.
*** To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, the Oxfam shop is reducing the price of their fairtrade food by 20 per cent – including Palestinian olive oil, Tony Chocolonley chocolate, biscuits, honey, tea, couscous, coffee etc. The offer will continue until March 15th. ***
White Stuff is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and much of their catalogue uses fairtrade cotton.
Wilkinsons on the High Street offers handmade gold jewellery and wedding rings in fairtrade gold.
Last but not least … if online shopping is your thing, then try www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/ … a wide range of foods, clothes, gifts, homeware – all fairtrade and brilliant!