4 June, 2019

Top 8 Fairtrade Gifts for Men

Father's Day Gifts 2019
by Bethan Bottomley

When you choose Fairtrade, you are taking a stand against exploitation and injustice in the supply chain. Here is our top pick of gifts that are great for men (and everyone!).

Fairtrade supports farming communities in developing countries by securing a fair price and safe working conditions for farmers and workers. The Fairtrade Standards protect the environment and require companies to give an additional sum of money (the Fairtrade Premium) to the farming cooperative, that they can invest in their farms and community. 

We’ve put together a list of ways you can show thanks to the man in your life, while also having a direct impact on communities around the world. Whether he is a hands-on, getting stuck-in kind of guy or more of the kick-back with a bottle of beer kind, there’s something here to suit everyone.

White Stuff

White Stuff polo shirt

As the first UK retailer to sign a commitment with Fairtrade for Fairtrade Sourced Cotton, White Stuff are committed to sustainability and sourcing cotton in an ethical way. Their Shoreside Fairtrade polo is an easy-to-wear classic - it will remain on-trend season after season, making it even more ethical, sustainale and on-trend!

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Seed and Bean 

Seed and Bean Espresso Bar

Seed and Bean are a firm front-runner with us here at Fairtrade. They offer a plethora of exciting and unusual flavours to choose from, such as Lemon & Juniper, Orange & Thyme and Coconut & Raspberry. If you’re on the hunt for a gift to please a coffee lover you won’t get better than their dark chocolate espresso bar! Or if you fancy baking a gift, get creative with a Fairtrade home run: Chocolate, Coffee and Banana bread recipe!

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Also available from Ocado, Wholefoods, WHSmith and Amazon

Radical Roots

Radical Roots - World Cup

Ginger Pale Ale (4% abv) is the only UK Fairtrade-certified beer. Little Valley Brewers are based in Yorkshire and pride themselves on having unique products. This ale is vegan and organic, 95% of the barley comes from the UK, and the ginger and sugar cane is sourced from Paraguay, Sri Lanka and India. Little Valley recommend pairing this ale with a spicy meal!

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Akoma

Akoma shea butter

Akoma’s raw, organic shea butter is 100% natural which makes it perfect for all skin types. Shea butter is made in the Savannah region and has many health benefits. It contains Vitamin A, which is good for healing skin ailments such as dry skin, blemishes and scars, and Vitamin E, which is anti-ageing.  

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Honey Street Handmade Barber Range

Honey Street Handmade Fairtrade Barber Beard Oil

This range of luxurious beard grooming products use Fairtrade ingredients such as, Fairtrade shea butter, Fairtrade olive oil and Fairtrade cocoa butter known for their intensely nourishing performance. With no parabens, no sulphates, no palm oil, no petrochemicals and no artificial fragrances, this range will keep beards lustrous and healthy.

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Fair Squared Fairtrade skincare products

Fairsquared-Fairtrade-shower-gel-coffee

Fair Squared has some great Fairtrade skincare products including a 'zero waste' moisturising 24 hour cream with Fairtrade argan oil from Morocco and Fairtrade apricot kernel oil from Pakistan. Or this shower gel (shown above) made with rich Fairtrade olive oil from Palestine and Fairtrade coffee from Bolivia. The added caffeine extract gives this shower gel its stimulating and invigorating properties.

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Percol

Percol iced coffee

Percol's neat iced coffee treats pack caffeine into an on-the-go, completely recyclable container that is also pretty delicious. The iced coffee range is available in two delicious flavours; Flat White and Protein Latte, so if you're buying for a sporty type, choose the Protein Latte which is the UK’s first protein latte containing 18g of protein.

Available in most major supermarkets.

Fair Vodka

Fair Drinks Fairtrade Quinoa Vodka

This award winning vodka is made with Fairtrade organic quinoa sourced from the Andean mountains, 3000m above sea level where the it grows in fertile volcanic soil. The ingredients are carefully shipped to the Cognac region in France, where expert distillers take over the process to produce this deliciously smooth vodka.

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