“We love to listen to our customers and for this reason we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like a bespoke fair trade product made especially for you.”

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed


Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 - London, UK 

Choose The World You Want - Festival of Climate Change Fairtrade and You - Facebook Banner courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation

 

My Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 Video

 

This year I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 alone shielding in London, UK.

 This year the Fairtrade Foundation's campaign is about Climate Change, Fairtrade and You.

Continuing the theme I thought I'd continue campaigning for fairtrade farmers and producers by raising awareness for fair trade and ethical products during Ramadan.

 

Fairtrade Ramadan Day 1

I started the week supporting fairtrade banana producers, or as my sister calls me 'banana babe.'

 

Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 1 - Support fairtrade banana producers with Sabeena Ahmed
Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 1 -
Support fairtrade banana producers with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 1 - Support fairtrade banana producers with Sabeena Ahmed (Ramadan Kareem) table runner
Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 1 - Support fairtrade banana producers with Sabeena Ahmed (Ramadan Kareem) table runner

 

Day 2

Fairtrade green decaf tea!

 Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 2 - Support fairtrade tea producers with Sabeena Ahmed (fairtrade green decaf tea)

Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 2 - Support fairtrade tea producers with Sabeena Ahmed (fairtrade green decaf tea) 

 

Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 2 - Support fairtrade tea producers with Sabeena Ahmed (fairtrade green decaf tea)

Fairtrade Ramadan 2021, Day 2 - Support fairtrade tea producers with Sabeena Ahmed (fairtrade green decaf tea) 

 

Day 3

Fairtrade tea supporting Kenyan and Indian fair trade tea farmers, Fairtrade Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

Had a strong and sweet fairtrade brew at Iftar this evening.

  

Support Kenyan and Indian tea farmers this Ramadan.

 

'Buying Co-op Fairtrade tea means you're making a difference.

 

Fairtrade guarantees farmers a minimum price, and an additional premium paid to workers to invest in business or community projects of their choice.

 

In India, the workers at Coonoor and Parkside Tea Estates have spent Fairtrade Premium on community welfare initiatives such as establishing a Women's Empowerment Programme, setting up diabetes screening and eye tests, and funding tuition fees and transportation for local school children.

 

The Fairtrade Premium has also funded environmental projects such as the Plastic Awareness Programme conducted at the Coonoor tea estate.'

 

Source The Co-op UK

 

Fairtrade tea supporting Kenyan and Indian fair trade tea farmers, Fairtrade Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

Fairtrade tea supporting Kenyan and Indian fair trade tea farmers, Fairtrade Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed 

 

Day 4

Fairtrade sugar farmers, Fairtrade Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

Fairtrade sugar farmers Javier Keme, Fairtrade Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

Fairtrade sugar Crème brûlée Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe, Fairtrade Ramadan with Sabeena Ahmed

 

This Ramadan I'm using fairtrade sugar supporting fairtrade sugar farmers like Javier Keme BSCFA from Belize.

 

There's also a recipe to make Crème Brûlée Raspberry Cheesecake on the packet.

 

INGREDIENTS
For the base:
75g Unsalted butter
250g Digestive biscuits crushed into crumbs

 

For the filling:
1 sachet powdered gelatine
3 tbsp water
375g soft cream cheese
3 egg yolks
75g caster sugar
575ml double cream, whipped until stiff
1 large punnet raspberries
3tsp vanilla essence

 

For the topping:
50-75g Demerara sugar

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Melt the butter and stir in the biscuit crumbs, press 4 individual loose-based cheesecake tins (or 1 large one).

 

2. Sprinkle the gelatine over 3 tablespoons of water, leave until spongy and then microwave to melt. Stir until clear

 

3, Place cream cheese, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk well until smooth and creamy.

 

4. Stir the whipped cream into the cheese mixture, along with the vanilla essence. Then stir in the gelatine.

 

5. Sprinkle most of the raspberries over the biscuit base in the tins.

 

6. Pour the cheese mixture over the top and smooth. Chill for an hour or so.

 

7. When the filling is set, sprinkle each cheesecake with demerara sugar over the top and brown with a blow torch.

 

8. Place back in the fridge until ready to eat.

 

Recipe and Source: Co-op UK

  

Day 5

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena and Irem Ahmed

 Many thanks to my sister Irem for supporting fairtrade and fairtrade banana farmers this Ramadan.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena and Irem Ahmed

 Proud to support the Cooperativa Bananera de Rio Frio Coobafrio (COOBAFRIO), Colombia banana producers and farmers.

 

Day 6

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Irem and Sabeena Ahmed

 

'When your dishes are dry and it's time for a brew,
There's a small (but amazing) thing you can do,
Put on the kettle, pull up a chair, pour fairtrade tea.
Let's make the world fair!'

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Irem and Sabeena Ahmed
My lovely fairtrade organic certified cotton tea towel, produced by Cotton Roots using the finest fairtrade and organic cotton. FLO ID 23551.

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Irem and Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Irem and Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Irem and Sabeena Ahmed

Beautifully modelled by my sister Irem. 

 

 

 Day 7

 The Little Fair Trade Blog - Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed  

As a self confessed Fairtrade chocoholic, I had to share this box of fairtrade Maltesers which took me down memory lane. So pleased it's still fairtrade. 

  

The Little Fair Trade Blog - Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

What's your favourite fairtrade chocolate?

 

I hope to add more fairtrade chocolate brands this Ramadan.

 

For those interested a link to a article about Maltesers. Maltesers becomes Mars’ first Fairtrade brand - Laura O'Reilly

 

 

 

 

Day 8

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, fairtrade doll produced by M.E.S.H, New Dehli, India, with Sabeena Ahmed 

Here's my gorgeous fair trade doll, this doll is a mini me and reminds me of when I first started nursery many moons ago. No puns please.

 

This doll is produced by fairtrade artisans at M.E.S.H, a shop I had the privilege to visit in Dehli, April 19.

 

For those interested here's my blog about my visit to Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped (M.E.S.H) a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization.

 

 

FURTHER READING AND LINKS
 
MESH is an Indian Fair Trade organization that partners with craft artisans affected by leprosy or with disabilities so that they can earn a living and be fully integrated into society.

 

Membership status: Guaranteed Member
Membership Type: Fair Trade Organization
Address: 5, Local Shopping Centre, Udai Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110 049 India

 

 

Day 9

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 Zaytoun Fairtrade Dates, with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Finally got my hands on some super delicious fair trade medjoul dates from Jericho, Palestine.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 Zaytoun Fairtrade Dates, with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Proud to support Palestinian fair trade date farmers and Zaytoun CIC this Ramadan.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 Zaytoun Fairtrade Dates, with Sabeena Ahmed

 

JERICHO'S FINEST MEDJOUL DATES
100% natural Medjoul dates are known as the 'King of Dates' due to their size and rich caramel succulence.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 Zaytoun Fairtrade Dates, with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Both gourmet and wholesome, they are high in fibre and potassium, with a natural sweetness that makes them a delicious treat any time of the day.

 

They are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee, an indulgent addition to desserts and stews, and delicious with a cheese board.

 

Zaytoun CIC is a social enterprise founded in 2004 to support Palestinian farmers through fair trade. 100% of their profits are reinvested into furthering this mission.

 

Find out more at www.zaytoun.org

 

 

 

Day 10

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, World Earth Day 2021 and Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

It's World Earth Day today.

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, World Earth Day 2021 and Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

I'll be reading 'NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE' - GRETA THUNBERG after iftar.

 

If you'd like to read a copy please click on the link below.

 

 

 

 

 

Day11

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Cafe Direct Decaf Fairtrade Coffee, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed 

I'm not a coffee drinker but decided to try
Cafédirect's Decaf Organic Coffee with my fairtrade medjoul dates this evening.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Cafe Direct Decaf Fairtrade Coffee, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed
About Cafédirect

 

 

At Cafédirect we believe in using business as a force for good. This is why we have reinvested over 50% of our profits back in the farmer communities we work with through our farmer-led charity Producers Direct, improving livelihoods, whilst pioneering new and better ways of doing business.

 

 

 

Day 12

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Delicious Fairtrade Chocolate Egg.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Love the Co-op's sustainable packaging saving over 14 tonnes of single use plastic.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Co-op Fairtrade Chocolate

We are proud that all our own-brand chocolate is fairtrade including CO-OP chocolate Easter Egg.

  

By choosing fairtrade you are helping to bring meaningful difference to the lives of cocoa producers and their communities. Whilst protecting the environment. As part of Co-op's Fairtrade commitment. We provide funding to Fairtrade Africa's Women of School of Leadership improving opportunities for female cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire.

  

 

 

 Day13

Looking forward to munching on this packet of fairtrade, organic pineapple slices from Uganda for iftar and suhoor.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Love the artwork on the packaging. 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed 
The pineapple in this pack has been grown organically by farmers' groups.

 

Once fully ripe, the fruits are hand sliced, and dried in specially designed solar driers.

  

Selling the pineapples brings in household income to provide, for example, children's schooling, healthcare and better energy and water supplies.

  

So enjoy these delicious pineapples knowing they are good for you, the environment and the communities that produce them.

 

 

About Tropical Wholefoods

 

Tropical Wholefoods have been winning lasting markets for farmers in developing countries for the last 20 years. They pay fair prices in advance, develop and market farmers' products, run their own factory and share useful technology and experience with their overseas partners.

 

 

 

 

Day 14

 I'm proud to be an World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

I'm proud to be an World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2021

 

I'm proud to be a #WLFAmbassador2021!

 

Many thanks to everyone at the World Literacy Foundation for accepting my application. 

 

I've attached a link below to my blog

 

 

Day 15

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

I don't eat fudge but couldn't resist purchasing this packet of Fairtrade Vegan Vanilla Fudge because it reminded me of my late beloved mother.

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Mum loved fudge and she would always offer me some when I visited Manchester.

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Love the caricatures of the Jen and Sarah. 

 

I'd love to visit the Cotswold Fudge Company one day.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Deliciously smooth and creamy vegan fudge.
Lovingly made by hand in our Cotswold Kitchen.

 

Fairtrade sugar and vanilla may be mixed non-certified sugar and vanilla, on a mass basis total 48%.

 

 

Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and Gluten Free.

 

Visit and purchase delicious fudge www.cotswoldfudgeco.co.uk

 

 

 

 Day 16

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed 

No Ramadan would be complete without mentioning #Zaytoun Fairtrade Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Proud to support #CanaanFairTrade, Jenin, Palestine.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Palestine is the home of the olive tree, and this award-winning extra virgin oil connects you with farmers whose ancestors have tended their trees by hand for countless generations.

 

Find out more by visiting: www.zaytoun.org

 

 

 

Day 17

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Divine, Divine, Divine!

 

Hope to bake some gluten free brownies and cakes using my Divine Fairtrade Chocolate Cocoa Powder.

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Divine Chocolate is a global, farmer-owned chocolate company. We use the amazing power of chocolate to delight and engage. We bring people together to create dignified trading relations, empowering both producers and consumers.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed 

It is Divine’s founding purpose to help farmers gain a share of the wealth they are helping to create, putting them higher up the value chain. In doing so, this creates a supply chain that shares value more equitably and serves as an example of a viable model for how to secure the sustainable future of cocoa and cocoa farming.

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

 

Day 18

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

I've twinned my toilet with a latrine in Chamiwawa, Katete, Eastern Province, Zambia.

 

Good sanitation and clean drinking water are fundamental to communities. Yet 1 in 4 people worldwide don't have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet. The human and economic impact of this enormous.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Without a loo, Sita's young children were constantly sick with diarrhoea, and Sita had no choice but to borrow money from family, neighbours or the medical centre, to buy vital medicine.

 

'It felt like we would never get out of debt. We felt hopeless, trapped. I stopped wanting to live.'

 

Thanks to the work of a Toilet Twinning partner, Sita's family have built a latrine. Now, the children are healthy and the family can afford to send them to school.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

To twin your toilet click below: https://www.toilettwinning.org/twin-today/

 

Thanks to Rita Verity of Sonia's Smile, Haworth for highlighting this important issue.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 

 

Day 19

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 I don't drink soft drinks but thought I'd try Karma Cola made from fairtrade cola nuts and organic ingredients for iftar today.

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 1% of revenue from all their drinks goes to the Karma Foundation, helping to empower their growers in Sierra Leone both economically and socially. So no one misses out – and that sounds like fair play to us.

 

About Karma Cola

 

When we started out with our first drink, Karma Cola, there was no such thing as a Fairtrade cola nut. That's why we set up the Karma Foundation: to source our magical main ingredient in a way that supports the people that grow it.

  

Here's a fact that might shock you: the cola nut has been around for centuries, chewed by the people of West Africa for energy and used as a symbol of respect and friendship.

  

Along came a certain big name cola brand and hijacked this ingredient for itself. PSA: that cola doesn't even contain real cola nut any more, it definitely isn't Fairtrade – and even though billions of its colas are drunk every day, they definitely don't benefit the people who discovered cola nut in the first place.

 

The Karma Foundation works to improve the economic and social independence of our cola nut growers in Sierra Leone. Our work has been so game-changing that we were crowned the World's Fairest Trader by The Fairtrade Foundation in 2014.

 

A lot has changed since then – we've got seven more drinks to prove it – but some things have stayed the same: Karma Drinks continues to create drinks that taste good and do good, and a large part of that is working with Fairtrade ingredients.

 

As a small company, we rely on the Fairtrade label as something of an outsourced conscience.

 

We know that when our drinks wear the Fairtrade badge, they've been made in a way that benefits the people growing our ingredients. And more importantly, you know we're fulfilling our promise.

 

For us, The Fairtrade Foundation is a third party organisation with a rigorous and transparent auditing system our customers can trust. When they see the certification on our products, they feel confident the claims we make are honest and accurate.

 

Source: Karma Cola
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

To read more and purchase their range of fairtrade drinks click here:

 

https://shop.karmacola.co.uk/collections/all

 

 

 

Day 20
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Co-op Irresistible Dark Chocolate, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 Delicious Fairtrade Dark Chocolate

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Co-op Irresistible Dark Chocolate, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 Fairtrade certified

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Co-op Irresistible Dark Chocolate, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Co-op Irresistible Dark Chocolate, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 Good to know the packaging can be recycled

 

Day 21

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Divine Mint thins, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed
 
Delicious Fairtrade Divine Chocolate Smooth Dark Mint Thins for iftar this evening.
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Divine Mint thins, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed
 
About Divine
 
Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo, both led by women, are pioneering progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5 — this goal aims to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Divine Mint thins, Celebrating Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed
 
For more than two decades, Divine Chocolate and our farmer co-op partners have shared a commitment to empowering women.
 
Together, we support women in cocoa farming so they may develop the skills and confidence to grow better cocoa, build better communities, and thrive in business.
 
It’s as much a business model as a social mission. Divine Chocolate is the only Fairtrade chocolate company co-owned by cocoa farmers. And, of the 100,000 Kuapa Kokoo farmers who co-own the company, more than a third are women.
 
CECAQ-11, the farmer co-op in São Tomé which produces the cocoa in our Divine Organic range, is made up of 1,135 members. More than a third of the members in CECAQ-11 are women, too.
 
https://www.divinechocolate.com/empowering-women
 
#fairtraderamadan
#fairtradechocolate
#empoweringwomen
#SDG5

 

 Day 22

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Proud to support farmers like Fernando Herrera Griswoldy, of the Conacado Co-op, Dominican Republic.

 

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Look forward to tasting this Equal Exchange Chocolate Bar. 

Chunks of lightly toasted almonds add delicious flavour and texture to this slightly sweet dark chocolate bar.

 

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed 

This dark chocolate is not only made from fairly traded ingredients, it is soy and gluten free as well as certified organic serving as an exquisite treat for everyone!

 

Made with a blend of cacao beans from Peru and the Dominican Republic, this rich bar is also palm oil free.

 

For more information on the farmers that supply the cacao in this smooth bar read below: CONACADO Co-op in the Dominican Republic and CACVRA in Peru.

 

In 1988, CONACADO (the National Confederation of Dominican Cacao Producers) was founded to organise farmers struggling to survive low global cocoa market prices, to improve the quality of cacao from farmers, and to access new international markets. The co-operative has grown from 700 farmers to over 9,500 members today, and has a strong focus on organic and sustainable production.

 

The farmers of CONACADO now export roughly 25% of the cacao from the Dominican Republic, and the co-operative is the largest exporter of organic cacao in the world.

 

Through Fair Trade, CONACADO, has been able to invest in its quality systems, build wells for safe drinking water, repair schools and health centres, and more.

 

CACVRA (the Agrarian Coffee Co-operative of the Apurimac River Valley) was formed in 1969 to market coffee for small-scale farmers in Peru. The co-op was founded by indigenous farmers who had migrated to the Andean district of the Ayacucho in search of better livelihoods.

 

In the 1980’s, the co-op and surrounding communities in the remote Apurimac Valley were severely impacted by the social and political conflict occurring in the province.

 

Within the last several years, CACVRA has re-established strong export volumes of coffee, and has also become a significant producer of organic cacao. The co-op now consists of nearly 1,600 members, and CACVRA has invested substantial resources into cultivating and marketing cacao of the highest quality.

 

 

 

 Day 23

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade, Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Pralines on the menu for iftar tonight.

 

Vego Chocolate

 

VEGO is a vegan company, so all our products are, and always will be, vegan. Here at VEGO, vegan does not only mean bringing an end to animal cruelty but also, producing in an environmentally conscious manner.

 

All VEGO products are Fairtrade* certified.

 

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

It is of utmost importance that our products are manufactured under fair conditions, and free from child labour.

 

You can find further information here: https://www.fairtrade.net/standard/fairtrade-standards

 

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

For VEGO, human rights, animal welfare and environmental protection are all equally important and inseparable.

 

Always on the look-out for alternatives to improve our packaging, we are happy to announce that by the end of 2020, we will no longer use recyclable foil for our VEGO bars, but a fully compostable flow-pack instead!

 

We donate, at least, 10% of our annual profits to NGO’s whose work we feel strongly about. Throughout the years, we have donated to various organizations that are committed to the fight for Animal Rights, Human Rights and the protection of the environment.

 

  

 

 

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 - Day 24 Chocolates From Heaven with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Chocolates From Heaven anyone?

I love orange and dark chocolate.

 

About Chocolates From Heaven 
In Papua New Guinea we work in partnership with PUR Project.

 

We focus on quality and through improved taste creates added value for everyone involved with chocolate, from farmer to consumer. The program lies on education, training and empowerment of local farmers to increase their productivity, bridging economic gaps and enhancing sustainability.

 

Our mission is to regenerate the Earth, by planting and saving trees in Papua New Guinea on and around the cocoa plantations. Planting trees is good for the climate, as well as countless social and economic benefits.

 

Since January 2020 we started with donating 2,5 % of our revenue from Chocolates from Heaven to our partner for planting trees. With this money PUR Project brings its field expertise to implement agroforestry at a landscape level with smallholder cocoa producers working with us. The objective is to reconnect communities and economy with the ecosystem, bringing nature-based solutions in the conversation to create a business model resilient to climate change and improve farmers livelihoods.

 

All the cocoa is organic and Fairtrade certified.

  

 

 

 

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed - Seed and Bean Truffles

 Wild and Organic #SeedandBean.

 

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed - Seed and Bean Truffles

Creamy melt in your mouth hazelnut truffles.

 

Delicious fairtrade dark chocolate from Peru.

 

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed - Seed and Bean Truffles

Love the recyclable and sustainable packaging.

 

Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed - Seed and Bean Truffles

 

ABOUT SEED AND BEAN

 

Seed & Bean was founded in June 2005 with the idea to create an ethical range of confectionery. The focus was on always using organic ingredients, using small-scale suppliers and being brave and wild with flavours; Chocolate with a Wild Side.

  

WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN?

 

The name Seed and Bean came from the initial chocolate concept which was covering seeds and beans in chocolate. From there we evolved to chocolate bars, similar to what we do today, but looking a little bit different...

 

Seed and Bean is 100% organic; Fairtrade where possible, and all our products are ethically sourced and handmade in England. Our production facility is deliberately small: our batch size is just 45 litres, compared to large industrially-produced chocolatiers who make batches of 20-50,000 litres a batch! When it comes to chocolate, we really are chocolate artisans.

 

And then in 2019 we felt the brand needed another refresh to highlight all our ethics as clearly as possible, as well as responding to our customer feedback about what they wanted to really stand out on pack. This led us to what we look like today...

 

OUR ETHICS

 

We have been ethical from the very start, and since we rebranded we have taken this to another level by sourcing and using 100% compostable foil which made us the first UK chocolate brand to have fully compostable packaging. Our inner foil is made from Natureflex™, a specially sourced, flexible cellulose film which is made from eucalyptus wood pulp, putting us at the forefront of the zero plastic, zero waste initiative. See more about our ethics here.

 

OUR FLAVOURS

 

First and foremost we pride ourselves on our flavours. We have always made sure to be challenging with our flavour combinations, to create flavours that no one else is doing, and that you might have never seen or tried before. Live on the wild side of taste with our English Botanically inspired adventurous and unique flavours. There is something for everyone in our vast range of 18 flavours.

 

https://seedandbean.co.uk/pages/about-us

  

 

 

It's World Fair Trade Day 2021

 Here are my videos in English and Urdu!

 World Fair Trade Day 2021 - English

World Fair Trade Day 2021 - Urdu

Much love and respect to all fair trade producers, farmers & artisans.
In Solidarity
Sabeena

 

 World Fair Trade Day 2021 #BuildBackFairer with Sabeena Z Ahmed

It's World Fair Trade Day 2021!

 

 #Day26 It's World Fair Trade Day 2021! Last pics of the night. #fairtraderamadan #WorldFairTradeDay #BuildBackFairer #WFTD2021 & #FairTradeLocal with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 

Day 27

 

Sabeena Ahmed with Bruce Crowther MBE, Garstang, UK - Chocolate Masterclass 2016

 Much love and respect to Bruce Crowther 

A throwback to 2016 and my Bean to Bar Chocolate Master Class with Bruce Crowther MBE.

 

Delicious bespoke hand made chocolates lovingly produced in small batches.
Cocoa grown by Fredrick in Ghana.

 

Watch Bruce Crowther MBE's interview 

  

Read my blog: Chocolate Master Class and Interview with Bruce Crowther MBE

 

 

Day 28

 

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Cocoa Loco Truffle Making Kit with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade dark chocolate truffle making kit.

 

 Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Cocoa Loco Truffle Making Kit with Sabeena Ahmed

A beautiful fairtrade Eid Gift.

 

 Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Cocoa Loco Truffle Making Kit with Sabeena Ahmed

 

About Cocoa Loco

 

DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE MAKING KIT

 

Our luxurious Dark Chocolate Truffle Making Kit makes the perfect chocolate gift for a birthday or rainy day activity.

 

Be your very own Chocolatier with our organic, fun and tasty chocolate truffle making kit.

 

The kit comes with everything you need to make 30 indulgent truffles.

 

Hand crafted, Fairtrade chocolate packaged in a simple stylish packaging making the perfect treat or gift.

 

As always, organic, Fairtrade certified, palm oil free. Vegan friendly too!

 

Our Truffle Kit includes the following:

 

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Cocoa Loco Truffle Making Kit with Sabeena Ahmed

- 200g Dominican Republic organic & Fairtrade couverture with 55% cocoa solids.

  

- 200g Dominican Republic organic & Fairtrade couverture with 73% cocoa solids.

  

- 50g organic & Fairtrade dark chocolate flakes.

 

- 50g organic & Fairtrade cocoa powder.

 

- Bags and ribbon (for giving your truffles as a gifts or saving them for later.)

 

Allergens: May contain milk & soya. Made in a kitchen where nuts, cereals containing gluten and eggs are used.

 

Suitable for vegetarians & vegans.

 

 

 

 

  Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask with fairtrade certified sugar with Sabeena Ahmed 

Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask with fairtrade certified sugar, for beautiful soft clear skin.

 

  Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask with fairtrade certified sugar with Sabeena Ahmed

As a long term hormonal and cystic acne survivor, I highly recommend this mask.

 

About Odylique

 

Reveal a smooth, radiant complexion - perfect for purifying, polishing and revitalising.

 

Green and white mineral clays gently deep cleanse and detox by drawing out impurities, refining pores and along with organic Baobab fruit, recharge the skin with vital vitamins and minerals.

 

  Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask with fairtrade certified sugar with Sabeena Ahmed

Organic and Fairtrade sugar cane and organic oats gently exfoliate to reveal smooth, soothed and beautifully polished skin while organic maca further revitalises the skin with essential amino acids and minerals.

 

Our Maca Mask comes as a powder that you can mix with either water, yoghurt or our toners depending on your preference.

 

Contains Fairtrade Sugar Cane.

 

Actives:

 

Purifying, mineralising Clays

 

Polishing Sugar Cane

 

Replenishing amino acid-rich Maca

 

Revitalising vitamin C and mineral-rich Baobab

 

Soothing and antioxidant Oat

 

Toning Mint and Myrtle

 

Properties

 

48g

 

Suitable for Vegans

 

100% Natural Origin, 40% Organic

 

Product is Soil Association certified and approved to Fairtrade standards

 

Packaged in recyclable jars that were manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled materials.

 

Plain English Ingredients: Green and white mineral Clays, Extracts of Maca Root*, Baobab Fruit*, Oat* and Sugar Cane*F, Mint and Myrtle essential oils*.

 

Contains 60% minerals. F Ingredient complies with Fairtrade Standards, minimum 5%. Visit www.info.fairtrade.net
Step-by-Step Guide:

 

1. For the best results, always apply to freshly cleansed skin.

 

2. Simply mix a heaped tea spoon of 3-in-1 Maca Mask with a small amount of pure cool water or your chosen custom blend (see below for a guide by skin type) - you need enough to form a thick paste, we find it works best to add little and build up until you have created your desired consistency.

 

3. Apply an even layer over the skin using a brush or your finger tips, carefully avoiding the eye area, lips and hairline.

 

4. Leave for 15-20 minutes, allowing the actives to purify, polish and revitalise the skin. You may feel a slight tingling sensation as circulation is activated.

 

5. Wash away with water and an Organic Face Cloth to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion.

 

Customise Your Mask:

 

For the best resutls, mix our 3-in-1 Maca Mask with the appropriate base for yoru skin type.

 

Normal to combination skin - Pure Water

 

Dry Skin - Natural Yogurt

 

Sensitive - Dry Skin - Calming Rose Super Tonic

 

Oily - Combination - Balancing Citrus SuperTonic

 

 

 

 

 

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Elephant Wooden Frame with Sabeena Ahmed

My gorgeous fairtrade elephant frame.

 

A beautiful fairtrade Eid Gift!

 

 Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Asha Handicrafts Elephant Wooden Frame with Sabeena Ahmed

This frame has been handmade in India by Asha Handicrafts Association.

 

Asha in Sanskrit means 'hope' and they are a fairtrade organisation dedicated to helping craftsmen financially through welfare centres and interrelated programs.

  

By buying this frame you are helping to support sustainable industries and improve the lives of Asha producers.

 

 

 

EID MUBARAK!

Eid Mubarak to all my friends, family and all fairtrade producers around the world.

 

 Eid ul Fitr, 2021 - End of a Fairtrade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Eid gifts from Hafsa and Zain with Sabeena Ahmed

So touched to receive Eid Gifts from Hafsa and Zain, my next door neighbours children.

 

 

 

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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2021, Fair Trade Lebanon soap on a fish bamboo soap holder with Sabeena Ahmed
Fairtrade olive oil soap produced by artisans at Fair Trade Lebanon.

 

Presented on a sustainable coconut fish soap holder.

 

About Fair Trade Lebanon

 

Fair Trade Lebanon (FTL) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) born in the year of 2006 out of the will of a few Lebanese who wanted to change the livelihoods of disadvantaged rural populations in Lebanon.

 

They noticed the existence in rural regions of an underemployed agricultural infrastructure along with outstanding traditional skills.

 

The choice of Fair Trade was based on the desire to create export opportunities for the traditional small producers and food processing cooperatives living in these areas.

 

The association has the dual aim of improving the living conditions of rural populations as well as developing foreign exchanges related to Fair Trade in Lebanon.

 

Source: Fair Trade Lebanon website

 

 

I had the good fortune to attend the International Fair Trades Towns Conference Baskinta, Lebanon during Ramadan 2016.

 

You can read my blog From Dubai to Baskinta by clicking on the link below.

 





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