Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fair play fair trade!!

For skin that is paying the price of a cold winter and the dehydrating effect of artificial heaters, M&S Fairtrade Body Butters are the perfect and wallet-friendly solution. The pomegranate version is high in antioxidants, and the coconut body butter  is made from coconuts harvested from the tropical coconut palm – both help smooth and protect skin. You can buy the generous 200 ml tub for €10.00, and avail of a 50% off Buy 1 get 1 half price on selected beauty offer.

Dec 2012: Why not make your resolutions a little early this year, and add one Fairtrade item to your shopping list this Christmas? There are now hundreds of Fairtrade Products ranging from the luxurious to the practical, available throughout the country from large scale national retailers, to smaller independently owned stores, and of course most items are also available to buy online.

Ensuring that the instantly recognisable Fairtrade Mark adorns your purchase means that you are supporting farmers in developing countries, as you can rest assured that your present will guarantee farmers and workers are paid a fair price for their goods – it really is the gift that keeps giving!

 For the lady that likes to indulge in a little TLC, we have the following three fabulous Fairtrade ideas;                  

The beautiful white Jasmine flower has long been associated with femininity, and Neal’s Yard Fairtrade Jasmine collection is a sensual celebration. The Jasmine Body Oil is a heady infusion of precious night-flowering jasmine and ylang ylang essential oils in an intensely moisturising, easily absorbed blend of oils, including Fairtrade Brazil nut and apricot kernel oils. Approx €25 for 100ml. For the beauty buff who loves to mix and match, why not accessorize with sensual Jasmine Shower Gel (€17.95 for 200ml), and Sensual Jasmine Body Cream (€25 for 150g), both are enriched with Fairtrade honey, Fairtrade rooibos and essential oils of jasmine and ylang ylang.
Neal’s Yard is available in Independent Stores throughout the country 
Made from high quality gourmet vanilla Fairtrade beans grown on the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains, Uganda,  the Lush Vanillary fragrance range is made from the world’s first Fairtrade vanilla absolute. The range delivers a sweet and sensual real vanilla, complimented by the burnt caramel-like scent of tonka bean. Vanillary is a grown-up gourmand. The range is available to buy in an atomiser form 30ml/27g €31.00, spritzer 10ml/10g €14.00, solid perfume 12g €8.00

You can purchase the Vanillary range from the Lush stores in College Green and Henry Street in Dublin, and Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork

Fairtrade Ireland awards the Fairtrade Mark, to products which meet international Fairtrade standards which are set by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).  Fairtrade International is made up of Fairtrade labelling organisations in 19 countries around the world including Ireland, and it is jointly owned and run with three producer networks based in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Fairtrade Mark can be found on; Bananas, Cocoa, Coffee, Dried Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Honey, Juices, Nuts/Oil, Seeds, Quinoa, Rice, Spices, Sugar, Tea, Wine, Cotton, and Cut Flower

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