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Cutting costs, but not compromising on Fairtrade School Uniforms

I am all about being frugal and saving money, however, there are somethings that I refuse to compromise on and one of those things is Fairtrade cotton in school uniforms.  Part of the reason for this is I am a mum and I want to empower other mums who grow the cotton.

Also the boys are very keen to have fair trade products as their school is aiming to be Fairtrade and sells Fairtrade drinks at break time.

Both Clothing at Tesco and Marks and Spencer sell fair trade uniforms and this is where I but the majority of the boys uniforms.  I just make sure I look for the Fairtrade label.  It is a small something I can do that can make a big difference to other peoples lives.

As a thank you to mums and dads who have bought Fairtrade school uniforms, The Fairtrade Foundation are also giving away 50 fabulous ‘school holiday survival kit’ goodie bags with lots of Fairtrade products from Fair Naturally, Original Source, Essential Care, Divine Chocolate, Clipper Tea, Lush and Origin Wine. To enter the giveaway, go to and add your Fairtrade ‘step’ online – 50 winners will be picked at random on 13 August, good luck! 

Faittrade have also created 6 downloadable cotton themed games, crafts and drawing activity sheets for children and grown ups to do together - grow egg and cress in cotton wool, bake dinosaur eggs, play cotton wool ball games and more! Just add your step at and they will send you a link to download the sheets.      

Disclosure: I will receive a goodie bag for this post, but I do actually always try to buy fair trade.


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