It’s 2018! Happy New Year everyone! Have you made some New Year resolutions?  Why not make one of them buying fairtrade? You can easily swap your regular items for fairtrade in a number of high street and supermarkets as well as independent retailers.  There are over 4000 Fairtrade products from coffee, chocolate and tea to flowers, gold and cotton. Choosing Fairtrade for 2018 is an easy way to help make a positive difference to millions of people around the world.

We put together our top buys and fairtrade favourites to give you a helping hand in switching one or two items in your basket to make a difference this year!

If you’re embracing Dry January there are loads of fairtrade non-alcoholic products on the market. Our member Rebecca loves Fairtrade Karma Cola available from Waitrose.  

Photo credit: www.fairtrade.org.uk 

Our member Dinah loves Olive Oil by Zaytoun available from Oxfam or online at www.zaytoun.org or Frome Wholefood shop.

Photo credit: www.zaytoun.org 

Member Jane enjoys Fairtrade honey. You can get fairtrade honey from a whole range of places. Equal Exchange Organic Raw Honey can be found on www.naturalcollection.com which sells a huge range of fairtrade products.

Photo credit: www.naturalcollection.com 

If you won’t be doing Dry January then member Alison recommends Lidl’s Fairtrade Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Rose – for under £5 this wine is a bargain!

Photo credit: www.lidl.co.uk 

Our member Ann regularly buys fairtrade cards and wrapping paper from Traidcraft – they sell the widest range of fairtrade products in the UK. Buy online or visit their Gateshead store.

Photo credit: www.traidcraft.co.uk

Member Judy absolutely loves Clipper Seriously Velvety Instant Hot Chocolate – making sure there is always some in the cupboard.

Photo credit: shop.clipper-teas.com

So why not replace one item in your regular shop with a fairtrade product?

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