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Trashy in Name Only

Bolga Baskets: Each basket uses 170 pure water plastic bags on average, and about 1.7 yards of recycled cloth, that would otherwise be burnt along with the plastic.Continue Reading

My Silent Goaty Oaty Oaty Oaty Oaty

If you would rather enjoy your plastic on the outside, then take a twenty minute trip to Trashy Bags in Accra where plastic is recycled into brilliant, handmade bags and purses.Continue Reading

A Plastic Bag, by Any Other Name…

A stroll along any road in virtually any city or village in Ghana invites ugly scenes: plastic rubbish virtually everywhere. It’s one of the major complaints tourists have about traveling in Ghana.Continue Reading

Socially Responsible Travel and Fair Trade to Boot

A brief look at how travelers awareness can have a positive impact and…a simple explanation of fair trade labeling.
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Fair trade and ethical shopping news

Ethical Superstore offers access to all the major fair trade and green brands including Cafedirect, Traidcraft, People Tree, Green & Blacks, Divine, Ecover, Freeplay, EcoZone, Solio and many more. While this shows chocolate , it is like a warehouse for eco products! Continue Reading

Start a non-profit or NGO Part 2 Goals and Objectives

This is the second in our series about starting an NGO or non-profit in Ghana. At this early stage, these tips can be applied to starting a business, non-profit or NGO anywhere.Continue Reading

Are you MaD?: Fair Trade

Fair Trade is another buzz cause bandied about fairly loosely these days, and with a bamboozling volume of information surrounding it. Knowing where to shop or who is genuine can be a challenge. Firstly, we link you to a simple explanation of fair trade labeling should you be interested in understanding this. The mission ofContinue Reading

Top 10 fair trade holidays

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Top 10 fair trade holidays there. This article was published by The Guardian, UK, in February 2008. If you’re looking for a fair trade holiday, or want to know a little moreContinue Reading

Choolips Fair Trade Fashion site

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Choolips Fair Trade Fashion site there. Choolips launched its website this week. Now you can read the whole story at Choolips and check out the latest designs and collections available at TopContinue Reading

Choolips: Fair trade fashion in Top Shop London!

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Choolips: Fair trade fashion in Top Shop London! there. My friend Annegret Affolderbach of Choolips has just released her new line of gorgeous fair trade fashion ware into Top Shop London. SinceContinue Reading

Fair trade series: Why bother?

One billion people around the world live in “extreme poverty”. Another 2.5 billion live in “poverty”. Our affluent western lifestyle is the global exception, not the norm.Continue Reading

Fair Trade Banana Wars

“Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fair Trade Battles” by Harriet Lamb.Continue Reading

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