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Fairtrade Fortnight is the perfect antidote to the wave of romance flooding our shores

February is almost upon us, the month that brings us not only Valentine's Day but Fairtrade Fortnight (23 Feb–8 March). For those wanting to avoid the onslaught of Valentine schmaltz, why not embrace your ethics instead of your loved one and show your soft gooey side by shopping at

Fairtrade Fortnight is the perfect antidote to the wave of romance flooding our shores, and to celebrate we’ve stocked up on all sorts of ethical goodies to give you a romance-free, ethically-sound glow inside.

This year is the 26th anniversary of Fairtrade goods being sold in Europe and an important one for the Fairtrade Foundation who are one year into an ambitious five year strategy to enable twice as many producers to benefit from selling Fairtrade goods in the UK by 2012*.

Make merry…
If your February plans are more house party than hors de’eurves, why not try a Mongozo Fairtrade banana or coconut flavoured beer at just £2.14 a bottle?

Even better, put the fizz in your life with some Ubuntu Cola - the UK’s first cola with the Fairtrade stamp of approval. It’s a mere snip at only 79p a can, or £12.72 for a case of 24, and your pennies will help hundreds of Southern Malawis local farmers make a living.

And if you’re entertaining the designated drivers, makes sure you stock up on Fairtrade tea. A box of 80 Equal Exchange Organic Fair trade Tea will set you back only £2.09. For the coffee lovers, order in some of Herbert’s Iced Coffee Lattes from just £1.39. This flavoursome iced coffee tastes great and means the farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa can develop new sustainable projects like clean water facilities.

Wrap-up …
Love your body and the earth to boot by selecting some new togs from our huge range of organic clothing. It might not be Christmas, but a pair of gorgeous Bishopston Socks is a Fair Trade treat at only £4.95. As well as being cosy and comfortable, these socks are made of 100% Fairtrade-certified organic cotton with a guarantee that Bishopston’s Indian small-scale cotton farmers receive a fair and stable price.

And for all you cupids out there …
We’re sorry, we tried but there’s no getting away from chocolate and hearts so we’ve embraced them! Show someone you care with the classic Divine Chocolate Hearts, available in smooth Milk and devilishly Dark chocolate varieties. These beautifully wrapped chocs are made from cocoa grown by Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana, and at £2.99 a bag, they’ll please your partner and your pocket.

Or really wow them with Divine Hand Finished Champagne Truffles for only £4.89. These delicate treats, made using Fair Trade cocoa, cocoa butter and sugar, are available in milk chocolate and champagne, or white chocolate and light strawberry ganache. They’re heavenly treats with a heart.

And, heck, why not go the whole hog and limber up your sweet tooth in time for Easter? We love the Dubble Speckled Eggs (£1.49 a bag) and for all-out ethically-sound luxury, are rather partial to the Divine Dark Chocolate Egg for £4.99. Even better, each Divine egg comes with Divine Chocolate covered Brazil Nuts tucked inside.

Stocking over 5000 ethical products and with the widest available range of quality Fairtrade products available on the web, why not visit for more ideas?

A one-stop-shop for Fairtrade organic and eco-friendly products, investigate the ethical credentials of all the brands they stock, making it easy for you to buy what you believe in.

For more information please contact Twanna at EthicalSuperstore on 0845 009 9016 or at

Notes to editors

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• Ethical Superstore is a one stop shop for ethical gifts, eco-friendly gadgets, Fairtrade and organic groceries
• With more than 5000 products just a mouse click away, it is the perfect place for ethical shopping
• From organic wine to Fairtrade coffee, from vegetarian food to cosmetics free from animal cruelty, Ethical superstore offers an amazing range of products that help you to buy what you believe


•Mongozo Banana Beer - £2.14 -
•Mongozo Coconut Beet - £2.14 -
•Ubuntu Cola - £0.79 or £12.72 for 24 -
•Equal Exchange Teabags - £2.09 -
•Bishopston’s Organic Socks - £4.95 -
•Divine Chocolate Hearts - £2.99 –
•Divine Chocolate Truffles - £4.89 -
•Dubble Speckled Eggs - £1.49 -
•Divine Dark Chocolate Egg - £4.99 -

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