The Cycle Challenge

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We finished the Tilnar Cycle Challenge. It was a bit damp and especially misty on Darwen Moor. Thanks to everyone who came all or part of the way with us and for those who looked after the shop while we were out and of course all who have donated. We’re well on the way to paying for a whole school in an earthquake affected area in Nepal. If you would still like to donate you can at
Thank you…

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Jackie and Martin’s Cycle Challenge

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At last Jackie and Martin are putting pedal power to good use and are going to cycle 50 km in 3 hours on 20th June to raise money for children in Nepal through the Esther Benjamins Trust. You can donate at or join us for part of the course.
The challenge is from 10 am – 3 pm starting and finishing at the shop, so remember to come down on the day to encourage us.

If you wish to join us then e-mail us at for further details.

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What are you doing this weekend?

We are going to the British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers conference this weekend. We hope it fills us with new ideas and energy!

So check out the shop this weekend to give the baseline for our improvements.

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World Fair Trade Day Saturday May 9th.

Everyone loves free cake. We’re celebrating WorldFairTradeDay on Saturday 9th May by offering our customers in the shop some free Fair Trade Cake made by our enthusiastic supporters including fairly traded ingredients wherever possible.
We love this picture of Niamh and her cake. She bought all the Fair Trade ingredients and designed and made the cake herself –  how fantastic is that?
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New cards and jewellery sale

Call in to see new cards from Friends for Street Children: these are beautifully made by former street children in Vietnam and are stunning.

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We have a new display of reduced price jewellery designed to tempt those who have yet to try our hand made fairly traded jewellery.

Best wishes

Jackie and Martin

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New stock from Namaste and Siesta

namaste stock A small selection of the new stock from Namaste and Siesta.  Call into the shop to see our post Easter stock.

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The Real Easter Egg

Just two weeks away from the Easter weekend and time to purchase some fairly traded eggs!  We still have 80 Real Eggs left so if you wish to order some for your church, school, workplace, friends or family please let us know sooner rather than later.  As you can see on the photos we have a variety of other eggs and Easter gifts so please call into the shop if you have the time.

See you soon

Jackie and Martin

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Macchu Pichu Coffee

We’re running a special promotion of Macchu Pichu ground coffee. Each sachet contains enough coffee for three pints of delicious drink. The price is only 80p!

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Just Change tea

Just Change tea

Now in stock Just Change tea bags

Following an informative talk from a Just Change volunteer we had several requests to stock Just Change tea.  It is now available in the shop for £2.80 for 80 bags.  To read more about the Just Change story visit the link above.  

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5 favourite Products!

Hi Everyone, I’m Liz 🙂

I’m a student at Leeds Trinity University studying Nutrition and Food Bsc and I’m on a one month placement with Justicia and Fair Trade Bolton.
I have to say it has been an eye opener! Having had lectures on Fair Trade and ethical food production, I thought I knew more than most about Fair Trade, in actual fact i had no idea just how many Fair Trade products are out there!
Did you know you can buy Fair Trade knickers?
Anyway i thought i would blog my top five favourite Fair Trade products which you can find here in Justicia!

1) Fair Trade Knickers! – forget Bridget Jones big pants, these knickers are super stylish, floral patterned, 100% cotton knickers which are made by women in Malabar Coast, Kerala India, and give them much needed employment. They come in a pink see through drawstring bag so you can see the pattern and they make lovely presents! They come in sizes 8-16 and they only cost £5.50!

2) Wooden Boxes – bought from a company called Namaste, these boxes are hand carved in a repetitive heart pattern (see the picture below). They range from a small square box for £2.30, small chest for £7.00, Medium chest for £10.00 and large chest for £13.00. I love these! I bought the small square one today for a friends birthday present!
Set of 3 wooden domed boxes with hearts

3) Molasses + Cloves Technically two separate products but being a keen baker I know for a fact molasses are not available in my local supermarket, and cloves are very expensive, for a very small amount. Your can get a 350g jar of pure black strap Molasses here for just £1.80 and a 25g box of cloves for just £1.00, madness!

4) Chocolate – now it had to appear on here somewhere! I knew that Fair Trade chocolate existed, being one of the more well known Fair Trade products which is available in all supermarkets, but i had no idea of the range! Divine a Fair Trade chocolate company is 45% owned by the farmers who grow the cocoa used to make the chocolate. The variety of flavours are amazing and include, your regular milk, white and dark, but also white chocolate and strawberry, milk chocolate and butterscotch and dark chocolate with ginger amongst others! You can also get chocolate coins, mint and ginger thins and Fair Trade Easter eggs! (i am slowly working my way through the flavours whilst on placement!)

5) Silver bangles – last but not least is the silver bangles found in the jewellery cabinets in Justicia! All made from Fair Trade silver (did you know you could get Fair Trade Silver and Gold?) They come in a variety of designs and range from £9 – £21. They make beautiful presents, and when you buy one a gift bag comes free!

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