To celebrate, we round up the very best Fair Trade products – what will you go for this summer?
Created with organic and Fairtrade ingredients, LemonAid is available in three delicious flavours. Choose from sweet oranges from Brazil, limes from colourful Mexico, and passionfruit from happy farmers in Sri Lanka.
We LOVE the branding and luckily they taste as great as they look. A great soft drink option for grown up’s.
Available from Selfridges, Whole Foods Market and Harrods.
Looking for a pick me up? Relish a cold bottle of real brewed and organic ChariTea, freshly made with Fairtrade tea from South Africa and Sri Lanka. Free from preservatives, artificial sweeteners and flavourings.
Available from Harrods and some delis.
If you’re counting calories you might be interested to know Little Miracle’s Rooibos Tea & Elderberry has just 60 of them AND is Fairtrade.
Naturally caffeine free, the Rooibos Tea from South Africa packs an antioxidant punch, whilst Elderberry will help you breathe deep as it’s known to boost overall respiratory health.
Rest assured that you’re onto a good thing, it just won product of the year in the Healthy Drink category, 2016 and contains no artificial colours or flavours.
Available from wholefoods stores.
Forget choosing between taste or ethics. The Tilimuqui Single Vineyard Fairtrade Organic Torrentés combines both. Enjoy this fruity, crisp white wine on its own or with grilled seafood, chicken, salad, Thai or Indian cuisine. Hand-picked from Argentina’s most distinctive grape, they’ve been expertly selected from a dedicated team in La Riojana. With a delicate floral and citrus aroma, it’s perfect for breezy summer evenings.
Priced at £7.99 and available in Waitrose.
Get the whole office on the Fairtrade train with Ooh! Chocolata’s first Fairtrade sweets. Made from Fairtrade sugar, Ooh! Sweetie is available in Zingy Lemon Fizz, Summer Strawberry Fizz or Damson and Elderflower.
Plus, it’s completely vegetarian friendly. Don’t forget to share.
Available in 240 Oxfam shops country-wide, or online at: www.loveooh.co.uk/shop/category/new-ooh-sweetie
Start the day right, with a delicious cup of ethical coffee.
918 Coffee Co teamed up with environmental attraction Eden Project to create five blends of tantalising coffee, inspired by Eden’s renowned Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes – Central American, South American, Far Eastern, East African and Italian.
Passionate about coffee and the environment, the founder Justin Cornelius is credited with the invention of Eco Roast technology, which harnesses energy from waste coffee grounds that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Pretty cool hey? Don’t worry, we won’t test you on it before you’ve had a cup.
From £4.99 available in Waitrose http://www.918coffee.com/
The Raw Chocolate Co
£4.99 for 180g
With more and more of us whipping up our own sweet treats, you’ll want to keep a pouch of The Raw Chocolate Co Amazonian Cacao Powder in the cupboard. This nutrient packed powder is sun-dried, ground, and cold pressed for a dreamy velvet finish, and transforms everything from green smoothies, raw desserts or bakes, spicy hot chocolate, bold chocolate sauce…or even have a go at making your own chocolate from scratch!
Available from selected wholefoods and health stores, or online at: www.therawchocolatecompany.com/shop/make-yourown/cacao-powder-180g
Cool off with a tasty soft drink that’s both Fairtrade and organic. Combining authentic cola nut from Sierra Leone with Fairtrade vanilla bean from Sri Lanka, along with natural spices and organic malt, Karma Cola supports farming communities.
Available in Waitrose and independent cafes and delis.
Feeling creative? Try making your very own summery Fairtrade cocktail with Suki Tea ‘Earl Grey Blue Flower’
Suki Tea ‘Earl Grey Blue Flower’ COCKTAIL
Infuse SUKI Fairtrade Organic Earl Grey in Gin for 2 ½ hours.
Gently shake the bottle and strain it. (optionally putting back into the bottle)
Use as a G&T with a Fairtrade Organic Earl Grey twist. There is a citrus and malty edge to the G&T and is incredibly refreshing.