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Fair Trade on eBayFair Trade on eBay launches on 12 May

A large selection of leading Fair Trade brands in the UK are partnering with to launch a special ‘Fair Trade on eBay‘ hub on 12 May 2007. The launch comes on World Fair Trade Day and showcases Fair Trade products to an audience of millions, providing a one-stop shop for a variety of Fair Trade items.

The eBay Fair Trade site is designed to draw attention to the abundance of Fair Trade items available, their quality, style and diversity. It will feature listings for items ranging from embroidered hand bags, hand crafted earrings and exquisite necklaces, to leather purses, funky t-shirts and beautifully detailed bangles.

Richard Kanareck, spokesman for eBay, said, “The Fair Trade on eBay hub features some of the UK’s pioneering Fair Trade brands alongside some of the newer players. Together they present an incredibly broad and enticing range of ethically sourced, Fair Trade products.”

The demand for Fair Trade products is ever increasing, and the range of Fair Trade companies selling on the site demonstrates the sheer appetite for these:

Ethical boasts an impressive range of Fair Trade and eco-friendly gifts from over 50 countries around the world.

Making an impressive range of stylish and affordable clothes for men, women, children and babies, People Tree is a pioneer of Fair Trade fashion.

Bishopston Trading Company was set up in 1985 to create employment in the South Indian villages. They sell a unique range of clothing for adults and children made from Fair Trade certified organic cotton. Products include bags, bedding, toys, gifts and accessories.

Shared Earth started life as a small shop in Goodramgate, York in 1986. From such humble beginnings, Shared Earth has blossomed to become one of the largest retailers and wholesalers of Fair Trade handicrafts in the UK.

Traidcraft was established in 1979 and has been fighting poverty through trade for almost 30 years. It works with more than 100 producer groups in over 30 developing countries to provide 450 fair trade food, craft and textile products. They have 120,000 customers and a turnover approaching £20 million. Traidcraft was instrumental in setting up the Fairtrade Foundation which licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark to products which meet internationally recognised standards.

Gossypium – which is the botanical name for ‘cotton’ – offers a modern collection of Fairtrade and Organic cotton goods for all the family. Gossypium’s pionnering work started ten years ago in the cotton fields of India and it has now grown to become one of the most respected ethical brands in the UK.

Cafédirect is the UK’s leading Fairtrade hot beverage company, producing 100% Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate drinks. With over 16 years of successful trading they have become a beacon brand in the Fairtrade market.

Working with the marginalised workers from a developing country, WearFair pride themselves in offering high quality jewellery at reasonable prices. WearFair work with those in need of more sustainable income and they insist on complete transparency in commercial dealings.

Hug is a fashion brand exclusively using premium and Fair Trade cotton for its diverse range. They are also the first company to have produced Fair Trade certified jeans for men and women. Hug also designs a funky childrenswear collection called the Little Green Radicals featuring cheeky slogans such as ‘I recycle my tantrums’ and ‘Keep the planet cool’ t-shirts, playsuits and bibs.


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