At Fairtrade at St Michaels, we try our best to tread lightly on this planet, and we know that many of our customers share our ethos! However, there are many people out there who are not so eco-minded – not because they don’t care about the environment, but because they don’t realise how delicious, stylish, and ingenious, eco-products can be. This Christmas, why not give someone a gift that respects the environment?
With the shift towards plant-based diets, you’ll find an increasing range of Vegan foods on our shelves. Last year, Cotswold Fudge Co introduced Vegan Fudge to their collection. Any fudge lover will agree that the vegan variety are just as delicious! Most of the dark chocolate by Divine Chocolate UK and Seed and Bean are Fairtrade, Organic, and suitable for vegans. For milk chocolate alternatives, check out our range of vegan chocolate by Plamil Foods and Moo Free Chocolates
With 8 billion bits of plastic ending up in our oceans EVERY DAY, it makes sense to avoid it altogether. However, some companies have made the switch to compostable bio-plastics. These sweets by Traidcraft come in compostable bags. The ‘plastic’ film around their bars of chocolate are also compostable. Percol Coffeehave compostable coffee bags, and we’re looking forwards to more coffee companies making the switch.
We LOVE soap! And this year, don’t we just know how important it is to keep our hands clean? Although hand sanitiser is more convenient, the most effective way to wash your hands is with soap and water. Soap isn’t all about being clinical and hygienic, we have a range of gorgeous smelling, luxuriously moisturising soaps for your face, hair & body. Soaps from Dalit Goods CoSuma WholefoodsZaytoun CIC and The India Shop. To help your soap go further, we have hemp soap bags that produce a good lather.
And finally…copper water bottles from Tilnar Art are not only good for your health, but also look amazingly stylish! Copper is a known to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties.