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Give your kids a fair trade summer holiday

by Andrew Williams | July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

"I believe that children are our future," as the late, great Whitney sang. Kids today already learn a lot more about fair trade than they would have twenty years ago - and thanks to classroom projects up and down the land we are gradually turning Britain into a fair trade nation. We've pulled together a cool selection of kid-friendly bits and pieces to help your little ones stay occupied during the summer holidays...

First there's our new range of exclusive toys from Argentina. These are sure to be a hit with little (and big) kids of all ages, and are available in a wide number of animals. They're going fast, and while we hope to have more before Christmas, you may want to pick one up now to be on the safe side.

Then there's our firm favourites from Pebble, made by women's cooperatives in Bangladesh which offer flexible working and a self sufficient lifestyle for the people making them.

New from our designers in Holland is our Little Fair Bag, a cool plain bag complete with crayons your budding Leonardo can use to colour in and create their very own work of art.

We hope to have more clothes and products for teenagers in the next few months, so keep checking back to see what cool new items have been added. We also have a range of leaflets and cards explaining more about fair trade - if you'd like us to include some of these with your next order just let us know and we'll pop some in for you! 

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Coming soon...

by Andrew Williams | January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

It's a bit chilly at the moment up at Hay Castle, so don't forget we currently have up to a third off all our knitwear. There may be snow on the way so stay warm out there! We're taking the opportunity during the quieter weeks at the start of the year to look for loads more interesting and unusual items to stock in time for Spring. We've already got some really beautiful new mango wood pieces which we'll have up on the website soon. Also on the way we have...

...more incredible jewellery from Cambodia, as well as more of our ever popular Elephant Cement accessories;
...more stock from our friends in Mexico - rugs, mirrors, and our spooky yet stylish black clay skulls!
...more clothes including a range of womenswear which will be perfect for the summer;
...Nepalese arts and crafts including some incredible copper pieces;
...some kids toys and playthings to keep our younger ethical superheroes contented. 

We hope to add all of these items online as soon as we get them. And we'll have more offers and discounts for customers, so if you haven't signed up to our mailing list yet, why not join us? Or if you're more socially minded you can like us on Facebook at

Tagged: 2013, apparel, cambodia, copper, fair trade, hay castle, hay on wye, jewellery, kids, knitwear, mexico, nepal, spring, toys