Monday, 5 March 2012

Fair Trade Fortnight

As I am sure you are all well aware 27th February – 11th March is Fair Trade Fortnight. So we wanted to share with you some fabulous products on our site that contain fairly traded ingredients and of course are fabulously cute!

A quick reminder of what Fairtrade is all about:

‘Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.’

So why not make the decision  this fortnight to buy Fair Trade? We feel sure that you won’t be disappointed with these delicious products.

These scrumptious smelling beauties are made from all fairly traded ingredients and are wonderfully moisturising. Their core ingredients are grade A shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E. You won’t find anything but natural ingredients in these, the dilemma is which scent to pick?

Rum & Blackcurrant is described as a ‘stylish scent inspired by the pacific islands’ and Champagne & Spice as a ‘scent that’s sensual, sophisticated and utterly compelling’. Betty Hula’s products are all handmade and we love their glass jar packaging here at CutECOsmetics.

We absolutely adore our Hurraw! balms here at CutECOsmetics, with fair trade ingredients such as their raw, organic Coconut Oil from Mexico. This is extracted using a centrifuged method leaving a pure raw oil which is an amazing moisturiser used in their stunning  ‘hard to choose just one flavour’ range of lip balms. 

Hurraw have 16 unique flavours to choose from including the very popular Tinted Black Cherry, Chai Spice, Coffee Bean, Almond & Green Tea. 

Personal favourite at the moment is the Moon Balm night treatment balm with Vanilla & Peru Balsum scent, it really moisturises wonderfully on your lips overnight.

All of Hurraw’s ingredients are natural (with many being organically grown) and because their ingredients are cold pressed and processed below 118F degrees they are still packed full of essential nutrients and enzymes. Other fair trade ingredients Hurraw use include: cacao, castor, almond & jojoba oil.

Neil Stuber Creative Director / Co-Founder at Hurraw! Balm explained to us why you won’t see the Fair Trade logo on their products;
‘Because 'fair trade' certification is so expensive these days, small companies like us are going beyond fair trade and working directly with the farmers, paying them up front for the fruits of their labors. Fair Trade certifications require that the farmers pay fees and maintain a presence on the fair trade register, which would translate to higher prices for their goods, and thus higher prices for the
finished products. Direct, transparent trade eliminates unnecessary certifications and the middle man, as well as increases the farmers' incomes by at least 25% on average.’

We hope that you’ll support Fair Trade fortnight!

What are your favourite Fair Trade beauty products?


  1. I have ordered some Betty Hula cream cant wait to try it out!! x

  2. All of these look amazing! The Champagne and Spice moisturiser definitely deserves a place on my wish list!

  3. I love Betty Hula, such a cute brand. I love the look of the tinted Hurraw, the colour looks lush!

  4. Hurraw lip balms are lovely-eventually I will have to try them all :0))
    the cherry lip tint one is brill!