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Jewellery designer Jon Dibben presents his first Fairtrade & Fairmined gold ring

Jewellery designer Jon Dibben presents his first Fairtrade & Fairmined gold ring

The John Dibben Jewellery workshop in rural surrey has now established for 21 years, and without any formal training, ...

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Scratching the surface – Ethical Jewellery

Scratching the surface – Ethical Jewellery

As ethical jewellery finally starts to seep into the public consciousness, Laura McCreddie from Retail Jeweller.com reports on ...

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Source – Jewellery’s Fairtrade Journey – now published

Source – Jewellery’s Fairtrade Journey – now published

We are delighted to announce that Source - Jewellery's Fairtrade Journey, putting ethics & the environment at the ...

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Child Voices of Nepal & Climate Change

Child Voices of Nepal & Climate Change

Child voices: children of Nepal speak out on climate change adaptation Authors: Gautam,D &  Oswald,K. Produced by: Children in a ...

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Step into Fairness – in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

Step into Fairness – in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

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Designers in Ethical Fashion – beyond the boundaries

Designers in Ethical Fashion – beyond the boundaries

Whilst the principles behind it may have been universally respected (in theory, at least) since it first began, ...

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Politics in Ethical Fashion

Politics in Ethical Fashion

History was made in the House of Lords this year when, for the first time, the ethical fashion ...

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Delivering sustainable business models and a fair deal for producers

Delivering sustainable business models and a fair deal for producers

Dear Friends of Fairtrade, We would like to invite you and your Fairtrade groups to attend the Sussex Development ...

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Fifi Bijoux- Exquisitely ethical

Fifi Bijoux- Exquisitely ethical

"We believe in luxury as it should be; without the blood, sweat or tears" Fifi Bijoux - an elegant ...

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Sussex Business – Product Quality Assurance in Fair Trade

Sussex Business – Product Quality Assurance in Fair Trade

Announcing the first in a series of Fair Trade Business Sessions in Sussex. Do join us and hurry as ...

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NAG & BJA Join Forces

NAG & BJA Join Forces

National Association of Goldsmiths & British Jewellers' Association June 2011 The British Jewellers' Association this week demonstrated it's commitment ...

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Kerala Crafts – a fairtrade success story

Kerala Crafts – a fairtrade success story

In January 2011, a small group of women in Ponnani, Kerala, were facing a difficult future with no ...

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Ore-Inspiring – Gold gets a comprehensive Fairtrade & Fairmined makeover

Ore-Inspiring – Gold gets a comprehensive Fairtrade & Fairmined makeover

The last piece of jewellery I bought was from the workshop of a Brazilian craftsman in Costa Rica. ...

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Fairtrade Gold on mainstage for first time at LFW

Fairtrade Gold on mainstage for first time at LFW

Diary of an ethical stylist. When I visited Estethica and EcoLuxe during London Fashion Week back in February, I ...

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The Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold launch – a day to remember

The Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold launch – a day to remember

"I have a dream" Martin Luther King. There are days in all of our lives that we store as ...

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The World’s Biggest Gold Story 2011 – Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold

The World’s Biggest Gold Story 2011 – Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold

About half the worldʼs gold, once itʼs been mined, refined and traded, finds its way into jewellery. Itʼs ...

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The authentic voice of the Fairmined Gold pioneer in Sierra Leone

The authentic voice of the Fairmined Gold pioneer in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is apparently one of the poorest countries in the world. Definitions of poverty of course vary dramatically ...

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CRED – The Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold Pioneers

CRED – The Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold Pioneers

2011 is an exceptional year for Fairtrade Jewellery and is witness to a historial moment that empowers responsible ...

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Fairtrade Certified Gold Launches this Valentine’s Day

Fairtrade Certified Gold Launches this Valentine’s Day

Let's face it, most women LOVE jewellery. Whether it's a diamond ring or an inexpensive beaded necklace, jewellery ...

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The Essence of Fair Trade Jewellery

The Essence of Fair Trade Jewellery

No one can deny that when a shiny new piece of jewellery glimmers in the corner of your ...

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An EcoChic Celebration – Why buy Ethical & Fair Trade Jewellery?

An EcoChic Celebration – Why buy Ethical & Fair Trade Jewellery?

As the saying goes, "diamonds are a girl's best friend", and gold and silver are the most sought ...

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Man-u-Mit vt. to release from slavery – to set free

Man-u-Mit vt. to release from slavery – to set free

Manumit is a divine Fair trade Jewellery business, literally. EcoChic Boutique is delighted to be showcasing a selection ...

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EcoChic Collection in the Observer Christmas Gift Guide 2010

EcoChic Collection in the Observer Christmas Gift Guide 2010

With special thanks to the Observer Magazine for featuring in their Christmas Gift Guide 2010, EcoChic's gorgeous Recycled ...

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Get ready – here come the girls on a fairtrade crusade

Get ready – here come the girls on a fairtrade crusade

It's a star-studded crusade and now they're on the march. Lisa Snowdon, Andrea McLean, Ali Bastian, Laura Bailey and ...

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Slow is Beautiful or a Patchwork Planet?

Slow is Beautiful or a Patchwork Planet?

Can the fashion industry lead the way to a more sustainable and equitable future by embracing the challenges ...

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Shared Talent India: Ethical Fashion with Eco & Social Impact

Shared Talent India: Ethical Fashion with Eco & Social Impact

Source more sustainably, the mantra of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. More than 40% of fashion in the UK ...

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Ethletic Christmas Discounts for EcoChic Magazine Readers

Ethletic Christmas Discounts for EcoChic Magazine Readers

The secret of the success of the Fair Deal Trading Partnership, world leaders in fair trade sportsballs, sportswear and everyday products ...

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Top five considerations when shopping for Ethical Fashion

Top five considerations when shopping for Ethical Fashion

Just last week Channel 4's Dispatches investigated the working conditions of clothing manufacturing units in the UK. With ...

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EcoChic Ethical Christmas Gifts, For Her

EcoChic Ethical Christmas Gifts, For Her

                                        

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Caipora Ethical Fashion Jewellery – Consciously Gorgeous

Caipora Ethical Fashion Jewellery – Consciously Gorgeous

Launching our latest partnership for 2010, in perfect time for Christmas, we are delighted to introduce Caipora, the ...

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A fair hearing for Fairtrade

A fair hearing for Fairtrade

The heated debate around Fairtrade is getting in the way of a constructive conversation about the very real ...

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Laura Bailey celebrates all things Eco Chic

Laura Bailey celebrates all things Eco Chic

The Fashion Business Club, London was recently treated to an inspiring afternoon off from the madness between London and ...

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The Ethical Fashion Source Expo, a reference in Ethical Fashion

The Ethical Fashion Source Expo, a reference in Ethical Fashion

Only last month the Ethical Fashion Forum hosted the SOURCE EXPO, the only fashion industry trade show dedicated to ...

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EcoChic Magazine interviews Gina from Chocolate Couture

EcoChic Magazine interviews Gina from Chocolate Couture

Our recent launch of the Ethical Fashion Connection for the South East was a huge success. We were ...

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Forum For the Future – How to make a better world fashionably

Forum For the Future – How to make a better world fashionably

Forum for the future is a dynamic CSR organisation. Generally industry now recognises that global challenges like climate change, food ...

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People Tree & Swallows in Bangladesh

People Tree & Swallows in Bangladesh

Fair Trade Fashion aims to empower, to inspire and to create beautiful handmade garments that bring communities and ...

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Open Source Mineral Resigns From The Responsible Jewellery Counsel (RJC).

Open Source Mineral Resigns From The Responsible Jewellery Counsel (RJC).

Open Source, founded a few years ago by Mike Angenent, offers ethical, traceable and transparent sourcing in for ...

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Intricately woven Fair Trade Fashion by People Tree

Intricately woven Fair Trade Fashion by People Tree

Fair Trade Fashion is indeed an intricate weave of  fairness, quality and design by hand all carefully woven ...

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EcoChic’s Ethical Jewellery collection for brides to be

EcoChic’s Ethical Jewellery collection for brides to be

With the wedding season in full swing, EcoChic Boutique's ethical jewellery collection is celebrating beauty on the inside, ...

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Why Fair Trade Jewellery – CRED’s Founder shares his story

Why Fair Trade Jewellery – CRED’s Founder shares his story

In 1999 my friend Christian and I travelled to India on a trip to buy fair trade jewellery. ...

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EcoChic celebrates Mirabelle’s effortless ethical style and creative spirit.

EcoChic celebrates Mirabelle’s effortless ethical style and creative spirit.

EcoChic is delighted to be working in collaboration with Veronique Henry, founder and creative inspiration behind Mirabelle, and ...

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Essence: an Ethical Jewellery Pavilion at Treasure

Essence: an Ethical Jewellery Pavilion at Treasure

Just last week London Jewellery Week launched Essence: an Ethical Jewellery Pavilion and the very first international collective ...

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CRED Jewellery to host Essence – the first ethical jewellery pavilion.

CRED Jewellery to host Essence – the first ethical jewellery pavilion.

London Jewellery Week is exploring new boundaries 7-13th June 2010.  At the heart of Treasure 2010 there is ...

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The Piccalilly Way

The Piccalilly Way

Over the last few years we have had the privilege to meet with inspiring designers and businesses who ...

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Heaven by Panchachuli UK, transforming and liberating, one loom at a time.

Heaven by Panchachuli UK, transforming and liberating, one loom at a time.

Panchachuli UK is proud to launch their ethical and exclusive range, Heaven, within the UK. A versatile range ...

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A powerful letter of resignation

A powerful letter of resignation

March 2010 was a momentus turning point for the ethical jewellery industry with the launch of the Fair ...

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European Union calls for fair trade procurement

European Union calls for fair trade procurement

The European Parliament issues a clear call to action in today's report "New developments in public procurement" as ...

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Ethical Fashion Forum Innovation Award 2010

Ethical Fashion Forum Innovation Award 2010

The Fairtrade Foundation has teamed up with the Ethical Fashion Forum to launch its major sustainable design competition, ...

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EcoChic Product of the week – Sparkling Silver T Light Holder

EcoChic Product of the week – Sparkling Silver T Light Holder

This T light really does sparkle. The rustic silver finish catches the candle light and exudes gentle flickers ...

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We love ethical – what’s your eco style?

We love ethical – what’s your eco style?

As our recent survey shows, Ethical Fashion means different things to each and every one of you, so EcoChic Collection and ...

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Gold looks green as fair trade goes mining

Gold looks green as fair trade goes mining

Fairtrade and fairmined gold is officially launched. First we had bananas and chocolate and at last it is officially ...

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People Tree presents Ask Emma Watson

People Tree presents Ask Emma Watson

Emma Watson, of Harry Potter fame has recently collaborated with fairtrade fashion pioneers People Tree to design a ...

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Oro Verde the most loved Gold in the world

Oro Verde the most loved Gold in the world

This is where it began. A small group of dreamers who thought they could change gold mining in ...

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The Bitter Truth – Panorama

The Bitter Truth – Panorama

The Panorama programme Chocolate: the Bitter Truth, (Wednesday, 24 March) reported on the continued problem of child labour ...

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With Miksani there is so much more

With Miksani there is so much more

Luxury organic womenswear label Miksani, has launched its Spring/Summer 2010 collection with the introduction of a new range ...

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EcoChic introduces Miksani

EcoChic introduces Miksani

EcoChic Collection are delighted to be stockists of the Miksani Spring/ Summer 2010 Collection. Miksani create stylish, luxury fashion ...

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Leila Hafzi New Collection Nektar

Leila Hafzi New Collection Nektar

"Hibiscus, humming birds and a flamingo blushing amongst water lilies in a lush Kathmandu garden" The brand, LEILA HAFZI, ...

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Fairtrade Chocolate, another success story.

Fairtrade Chocolate, another success story.

Cocoa has served the whole of humankind well - not just the tens of thousands of Fairtrade cocoa ...

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Fairtrade Fortnight Launch Event 2010

Fairtrade Fortnight Launch Event 2010

Fairtrade is big in Britain, 6000 faith groups, 70 fairtrade universities & colleges, 490 town or cities, it ...

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What is Ethical Fashion?

What is Ethical Fashion?

Ethical Fashion is an umbrella term to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It covers a ...

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Campaign against trafficking in the chocolate industry.

Campaign against trafficking in the chocolate industry.

As we are celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight, the EcoChic team are supporting a number of campaigns to raise awareness ...

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The Big Swap Fortnight

The Big Swap Fortnight

Put the kettle on! It's Fairtrade Fortnight 2010. For this year's Fairtrade Fortnight we're asking the nation to join ...

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The inspiration behind Ethical & Fairtrade Jewellery

The inspiration behind Ethical & Fairtrade Jewellery

As the saying goes, "diamonds are a girl's best friend" and gold and silver are the most sought after ...

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Seeing Red – Free Greenland Ruby

Seeing Red – Free Greenland Ruby

Conflict diamonds hit the headlines in a big way - with a little help from Hollywood blockbuster, Blood ...

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Ethical Business a celebration beyond profit.

Ethical Business a celebration beyond profit.

Perhaps we should begin by saying this all gets a little technical and perhaps a bit dry, but ...

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CRED Ethical Jewellery To Inspire

CRED Ethical Jewellery To Inspire

Ethical and Fair Trade Jewellery is unique and truly special in many ways.  CRED Jewellery is no exception and aims ...

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VerdeRocks Feel Good Fashion

VerdeRocks Feel Good Fashion

VerdeRocks are an inspiration. They have been designing eco-friendly and sustainable jewellery since 2004, before the term "Green" even ...

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JosyFlo Accessories- boldness with a beautiful story

JosyFlo Accessories- boldness with a beautiful story

A range of stylish new  and Fair Trade produced belts give women the freedom to look good, shop ...

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Celebrating Silverchilli

Celebrating Silverchilli

Silverchilli is an exciting fairtrade jewellery brand  who EcoChic Collection is delighted to be working alongside. What is the Silverchilli ...

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EFF Global Sourcing Marketplace

EFF Global Sourcing Marketplace

This week will see the first ever ethical sourcing marketplace, the event for retailers, buyers, designers and entrepreneurs ...

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Realising dreams for Kenya

Realising dreams for Kenya

Realising dreams for Kenyan bead business Namayiana means blessed in the Maasai language and the Kenyan women's handicraft ...

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EcoChic Boutique & Magazine 2010

EcoChic Boutique & Magazine 2010

Beautiful designs, changing lives...A world away from the mainstream, EcoChic Collection is an online boutique and eco glossy ...

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Welcome Tara Scott-Our EcoChic Ethical Stylist

Welcome Tara Scott-Our EcoChic Ethical Stylist

Remember the 2008 BBC show "Blood Sweat and T-Shirts", the show that unravelled the "glamour'' of fashion and ...

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Sussex Towers Girl’s EcoChic Fashion Show

Sussex Towers Girl’s EcoChic Fashion Show

Last week, we were delighted to collaborate with the Towers Girls School to deliver a fashion show with a difference. The ...

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Estethica  & London Fashion Week 2009

Estethica & London Fashion Week 2009

Feel inspired with the hottest trends of Estethica, London Fashion Weeks Ethical Show. More videos like this on www.t5m.com

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Estethica Designer Guide

Estethica Designer Guide

An ethical fashion treat is in store for you with the latest Esthetica Designer Guide. Cutting edge style ...

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Safia Minney celebrates Organic Fortnight

Safia Minney celebrates Organic Fortnight

Safia Minney, Founder & CEO of the fabulous People Tree records her latest blog posting, it was too good ...

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Jen Marsden & Fashion Going Green

Jen Marsden & Fashion Going Green

With UK wide Oxfam Shops, the first People Tree & Terra Plana Pop Up Shop in Brighton, Traid and ...

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EcoChic Launches Alpaca School Accessories

EcoChic Launches Alpaca School Accessories

Welcome to our new and beautiful range of School Accessories, handmade in Peru. All of the range has been ...

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A Green collaboration for Britain’s first Ethical Jewellery Hub

A Green collaboration for Britain’s first Ethical Jewellery Hub

The Green Party and local Sussex businesses call for Brighton & Hove to become Britain's "first ethical jewellery ...

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UK Government recognises fair and ethical trade

UK Government recognises fair and ethical trade

UK Government funding for fair and ethical trade set to quadruple. The Department for International Development (DFID) this week ...

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Beauty products to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark

Beauty products to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark

New market opportunity opens for recession-hit producers in developing countries as 31% of the UK population say they ...

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EcoChic stocks MADE Jewellery

EcoChic stocks MADE Jewellery

EcoChic is delighted to be stocking our new range of MADE products. Here is the wonderful made story....About made made is ...

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Top Actors, Jewellers and the Eden Project all go nuts for Fairtrade!

Top Actors, Jewellers and the Eden Project all go nuts for Fairtrade!

Leading actors including Alex Kingston, Saffron Burrows, Jane Horrocks and Orla Brady are joining a peanut farmer from ...

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People Tree Embraces Feel Good Fair Trade Fashion

People Tree Embraces Feel Good Fair Trade Fashion

View Safia Minney in action in her latest video....  Feel Good Fashion People Tree Director Safia Minney discusses her inspirational business ...

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Cotton On- a pure celebration

Cotton On- a pure celebration

Cotton On- calling for a new way for fashion. It was indeed a great pleasure to attend the Cotton ...

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Cotton On-Is Fairtrade enough?

Cotton On-Is Fairtrade enough?

Cotton On Conference, World Fairtrade Day 9th May 2009 : Is Fairtrade Enough?  Vanessa Parr,  from the Fairtrade Foundation ...

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Make it a Yes vote for ethical fashion

Make it a Yes vote for ethical fashion

What do the European elections and fashion have in common? In the shadow of the MPs' expenses scandal along ...

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EcoChic-Product of the week

EcoChic-Product of the week

African roots combined with a twist of sophistication. We are delighted to have discovered this beautiful, highly polished brass ...

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EcoChic-Product of the week

EcoChic-Product of the week

We are delighted to share with you how many of our EcoChic pieces are handcrafted by skilled artisans ...

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World Fair Trade Day 2009

World Fair Trade Day 2009

An Historic Day, World Fair Trade Day, today,  9th May 2009. World Fair Trade Day was adopted by the International ...

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The Yakanaka Foundation & Zimbabwe today

The Yakanaka Foundation & Zimbabwe today

For some months now EcoChic has been supporting the work of the Yakanaka Foundation in Zimbabwe and we ...

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EcoChic partners with People Tree

EcoChic partners with People Tree

EcoChic are delighted to work with and promote People Tree the Fair Trade Fashion pioneer. Who better to ...

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The People Tree Foundation

The People Tree Foundation

People Tree had its beginnings in 1991, and is the pioneer of Fair Trade Fashion internationally, promoting environmental ...

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Fairtrade flows against the tide

Fairtrade flows against the tide

The latest newsletter from the Fairtrade Foundation reveals a promising shift in consumer behaviour in relation to Fairtrade ...

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Be an Ethical Pest

Be an Ethical Pest

The Ethical Pest initiative is being spearheaded by Tara Scott and Stacey Dooley, two of the six young ...

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EcoChic Ethically Mined Ring Sizes

EcoChic Ethically Mined Ring Sizes

EcoChic are delighted to have a growing range of ethically mined rings handmade with conflict free diamonds, precious stones ...

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Ethical Fashion Growing From the Ground Up

Ethical Fashion Growing From the Ground Up

Last tuesday evening EcoChic went along to the latest in a series of talks from the Ethical Fashion Forum. ...

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Moving Celebrations at Hatti Trading

Moving Celebrations at Hatti Trading

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Rosie, the manager of Hatti Trading. I recently returned ...

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EcoChic Competition Winner April 2009

EcoChic Competition Winner April 2009

We are delighted to announce our latest competition winner Sharon Stone, for writing her feature and  revealing her ...

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