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Fair Trade Christmas Tree

Fair Trade Christmas Tree

New to the UK for Christmas 2009, the first ever fair trade Christmas trees and the only fair trade Christmas trees in the world! These Nordmann Fir Christmas trees are ethical, high-quality and extremely convenient.

Grown in Denmark, the seeds for these trees are sourced under Danish fair trade accreditation from the natural forests of Georgia. Available to order online the trees will be delivered in early December.

Simply remove the tree from the box and place it where required.

This Christmas, Fairwind has a stunning range of fair trade Christmas tree decorations; all handmade, ethical and ideal as gifts or decorations for your own tree.

Fairwind Christmas Angel

Angel Tree Decoration £9.50

This gorgeous Christmas tree decoration makes a great, ethical gift. It is a fair trade product that has been handmade using glass and acrylic beads. £1 from the sale of every angel goes to the Midlands Trauma and Crisis Centre in South Africa. 6cm x 6cm. Available in gold, red and silver.

Silk Rocking Horse £6

Silk Rocking Horse £6

This is a beautiful red silk tree decoration that is a bit different from the usual tree decorations. It is handmade by polio and landmine survivors in Cambodia and made using 100% Cambodian silk. Hand sewn sequins and detailing make this a gorgeous decoration for your tree. 11cm x 3cm x 11cm.

Star Tree Decoration Gift Box £12

Star Tree Decoration Gift Box £12

Traditional Christmas stars for the tree but handmade using Cambodian silk by polio and landmine survivors in Cambodia. They come as a set of six (three of each colour) in a stylish gift box and have hand-sewn sequins and decorative stitching. Available in cream & gold and cream & red. Each star 7cm x 2cm x 7cm.

This innovative company is owned and run by Teresa Owen and Martin Abel who are passionate about fair trade and providing affordable, quality, fair trade gifts and accessories from around the world. In addition to their thriving online business they have a shop in Crouch End, London.

In 2007, Fairwind was shortlisted for an Observer Ethical Award and is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) – visit for more information.

Fairwind has celebrity endorsement from Tamzin Outhwaite, Sheridan Smith and Beverley Knight:

“Fair trade makes a big difference to the lives of millions of people in the developing world, not just in farming but in the handicrafts and gifts industries too. Fairwind has an amazing range of ethical gifts from all over the world, combining modern design with traditional skills. Their gifts are all beautifully made and reasonably priced, so I will certainly be doing my Christmas shopping with them again this year.”
– Tamzin Outhwaite