I bought a @Fairphone #wearefairphone

I knew I was about due the end of my contract with Three, and I’ve had days where I’ve loved my Samsung S3, and days when I haven’t, but I’m guessing no phone is perfect. Was getting excited about the idea of the Samsung S5 as apparently they’d improved loads of things on it, particularly the battery life! However, last year I became vaguely aware of the @Fairphone, and as I often make mention of Continue Reading →

Chocolate Calorie Cake

A sure-fire winner with everyone (especially me on My Birthday… yes, it’s my birthday today!)! Take: 1/2 pat butter (butter/margarine mixture) 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon sugar 1 dessert-spoon drinking chocolate powder Meltall the above ingredients down in a large saucepan, on the lowest heat possible. SUGGESTION: Towards the end of melting time, try adding Maltesers! Take: about 3/4 large packet of digestive biscuits Bash them up, and stir in until liquid is no longer Continue Reading →

Banana Cake

Large ripe FAIR TRADE bananas x 3 (When mashed, there should be 12 fl oz.) 375g Plain flour 2 tsp Baking powder 2 tsp Ground cinnamon 1 tsp Salt 3 eggs 125ml Vegetable Oil 200g Granulated sugar (unrefined) 100g Soft brown sugar 2 tsp Vanilla Flavouring Tbsp Lemon Juice Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas 4). Take 2 loaf tins, or a couple of bun tins and wipe with butter, then sprinkle with flour. Continue Reading →

Supporting British Farmers

British Farmers Need Our Support (October 2008) What is the best way to support British Farmers? (April 2008) Campaign for British Farmers to get a Fair Deal (October 2007) Check out how British Farmers are working with the environment, and opening their farms to you (annually, June) The supermarkets are now stocking more and more Organic, Fair Trade and Local items. Fair trade items include coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, geobars. Keep your eyes peeled for Continue Reading →

General Links (Fair Trade)

Eldis Corporate Social Responsibility (Resource Guide) Ethical Consumer (Online Magazine) Ethical Junction (linking business/consumers) Ethical & Fairtrade Tourism Ethical Money (The Guardian articles) Fair Trade Federation (American) Fairtrade Foundation (Organises Fair Trade Fortnight, next 1-13 March 2005) IFAT: The International Fair Trade Association Jubilee Campaign – Human Rights Issues Make Trade Fair (Oxfam Campaign) Rough Guide to Fair Trade (promoted by the Post Office) PDF file Sure Fish (Ethical living guide) Traidcraft (fighting poverty through Continue Reading →

Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight for 2010 starts today, and runs until 7th March. This year the theme is “The Big Swap”: Follow on Twitter Become a Fan on Facebook See Photos on Flickr drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

Buying Fair Trade

Amnesty International Shop Cafe Direct (Coffee) Divine Chocolate Dubble Chocolate (delicious) Epona (Organic and fair trade sportswear (at least, all the cotton is organic)) Ethical Superstore Greater Good Network (with The Hunger Site) Hug (Organic and fair trade – clothing) Level Ground (Coffee) Natural Collection (See “bed & bath” and “eco clothing” – organic but not necessarily fair trade) New Internationalist (Lots in common with Amnesty but may be some extras…) One Village Oxfam: Ethical Continue Reading →