This is a new area for our 2013 Fairtrade Fortnight Wedding Challenge.
In 2007, we touched on fair trade favours in our Fair trade chocolate post but today we bring you Tara’s 5 favourite favours. Over to Tara…
5 fabulous fair trade favours
Does anyone actually like sugared almonds anyway? Here are some alternatives that are both fabulous, and fair….
Based in Glasgow, Indica’s online shop sells a variety of gorgeous fair trade products and gifts and caters specifically for weddings. These pretty, colourful hand painted trinkets are in Indica’s fair trade wedding favours range.
2. Fair Trade Gifts Direct
Fair Trade Gifts Direct offer a range of delightful and inexpensive fair trade wedding favours that your guests will adore, such as this lightly fragranced blueberry lip balm in a pretty organza bag made by Yonjai Spa at The Suan Plu Women’s Co-operative in Bankok, Thailand, or these “awww”-inducing hugging figures hand carved in Bali using Jempenis wood.
Then again, why not choose something kooky from their Fair Trade Party Bag Gifts section? They’re meant for kids but I’m sure adults would love them too, whether you give them a bamboo bird whistle, a zebra bookmark or a flower magnet!
3. Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous
These mini, natural, Fairtrade soaps from Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous come in a handy tin so are practical as well as pretty on your wedding tables.
Now, you didn’t think I was going to forget chocolate altogether, did you?
4. Plush Chocolates
Plush Chocolates do a special range of wedding favours to beautify your tables and charm your guests. From milk and white chocolate hearts in elegant boxes with beautiful ribbon to exquisite milk chocolate edible flowers, infused with natural geranium oil, what a wonderful addition to the bridal table!
5. Divine Chocolate
One of the original and best purveyors of Fairtrade chocolate, Divine has wedding favours in the bag with these cute little heart chocolates in dark, milk or white chocolate and strawberry (yum!). The dark chocolate with raspberry discs are also worth a taste test.
Alternatively, with Easter coming up, do as our founder, Katie did and choose the mini eggs in milk or dark chocolate.
That’s all for now fair trade folks. Come back tomorrow when we’ll be looking at how to decorate your venue in fair trade style.
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