Fairtrade supports farming communities around the world 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.
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 100% cotton polo is soft and cut for a relaxed fit and an easy-to-wear classic – it will remain on-trend season after season, making it even more ethical and sustainable.
Seed and Bean
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
Also available from Ocado, Wholefoods, WHSmith and Amazon
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!
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.
Arthur & Henry
Give the gift of style with a Fairtrade organic cotton shirt from Arthur & Henry. Whether he wants to be super smart in double cuffed splendour or favours a more relaxed Oxford style, these shirts will put a spring in his step.
Made outside of Bangalore in southern India in a fantastic factory established by a former Textile Manager of the Fairtrade Foundation, the Fairtrade cotton is grown by the farmers of Chetna Organic in Telangana, India. So you can be confident these are truly good shirts.
Honey Street Handmade Barber Range
Honeystreet Handmade have a fantastic gift for those with green fingers. Luxury moisturising hand balm, handmade in the countryside from Organic Shea Butter and pure Beeswax. Scented with pure floral essential oils.
Fair Squared Fairtrade Coffee Beard Soap
Do you have a bearded one in your life? This soap was developed for daily cleansing of the beard. It contains fairly traded oils and coffee for gentle cleansing and long-lasting gloss.
THE ZAYTOUN Collection
Are they into fine foods and good cooking? Zaytoun’s gourmet selection includes an award-winning organic and Fairtrade olive oil, zingy za’atar, hearty and wholesome grains, Fairtrade raw almonds and sweet, delicious Medjoul dates.