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  • Can we shop ethically but still love a bargain?

    Loving a bargain doesn't mean we shouldn't still seek out the right shopping choices

    5 September 2014 by Jenny Foster, Bristol and SW Fairtrade Co-ordinator

    In the latest installment of a series of thought pieces looking at how highly shoppers place ethical credentials on their list, Fairtrade campaigner Jenny Foster shares her thoughts on our struggle between the hunt for a bargain and trying to make the right ethical choices.

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  • Blog: As consumers, do we have double standards?

    It may be uncomfortable but we need to engage in much more of this kind of self-examination

    2 September 2014 by Julian Baggini (microphilosophy.net) author of The Virtues of the Table (Granta)

    In the latest instalment of a series of thought pieces looking at how highly shoppers place ethical credentials on their list, writer Julian Baggini shares his view...

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  • Is cheapest always best?

    Is cheapest always best? Can cheapest ever be best?

    26 August 2014 by Brad Hill, Fairtrade Strategy Development Manager at the Co-operative Group

    As part of a series of blogs looking at the value consumers place on ethical credentials, Brad Hill, Fairtrade Strategy Development Manager at the Co-operative Group, asks us to take a journey back to the source of the things we buy...

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  • Are all products created equal?

    We place a value on the choice we have to build ethics into our baskets

    22 August 2014 by Cheryl McGechie, Director of Public Engagement, Fairtrade Foundation

    As part of a series of blogs exploring the value consumers place on ethical credentials, the Fairtrade Foundation’s Director of Public Engagement, Cheryl McGechie, kick-starts the discussion by asking how high you put responsibly sourced products on your shopping list… and what’s the value?

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