Saturday, 23 June 2007
Thursday, 21 June 2007
New World, Victoria Park have kindly contributed to ArTea Party by means of a generous donation which will feature in the Raffle Prize Draw.
"New World Victoria Park is committed to offering our customers the best shopping experience available, with ever changing services, great products and fresh ideas. Here at New World Victoria Park you will find the best selection of fresh food, from our organic meats prepared fresh at our store, to our huge selection of the freshest fruit and vegetables..."
The range of organic products available at New World is growing with dairy products, dried goods including flour, sugar, coffee, cereal etc plus fresh meats and some beer and wine. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of Fairtrade certified products, however New World are 'constantly looking for new products' and strive to stock items 'that reflect local customers' preferences', so just drop them a line if you would like to buy more Fairtrade from New World.
New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Tel: +64 (0)9 307 8400 Web: www.newworld.co.nz/
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 04:43
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Printing sustainably is not easy but there are more and more eco options becoming available in NZ, albeit slowly. It is unfortunate that recycled and FSC certified paper, for example, costs more to buy and is far less accessible than non-recycled and paper from unsustainable sources. This situation will change over time but the process can be speeded up drastically if we, the consumers, request more sustainable products from our paper suppliers and printers. As this happens costs of sustainable products will also be reduced.
In an ideal world all of ArTea Party's print work would have been printed on recycled paper with non toxic inks and finishes. But this is not an ideal world so we have had to compromise a little due to budget restrictions. However, thanks to the kind donation of some printing costs by Image Centre we were able to print our main flyer on Works Laser 100% recycled paper. Combined of 30% pre-consumer (from printing and converting waste) and 70% post-consumer (from milk cartons) recycled fibre this paper from Spicer Paper is derived from 'well managed sustainable forests', has undergone 'process chlorine free' bleaching and is ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 -Quality Management certified.
Most other printing for the event is on Reflex FSC certified source paper.
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 04:31
Monday, 18 June 2007
Organic World is our latest sponsor and they have very generously donated an array of gifts for our raffle prizes! Thank you so much!
Organic World is located on Point Chev. Road. The very friendly staff are always happy to chat and can provide heaps of information on the comprehensive range of organic, fairtrade and natural products available. Amongst other things you can purchase organic fruit, vegetables, dairy products, breads, pasta. grains, herbs, teas and a variety of homeopathic items.
Open 7 days a week (from 8am to 6pm most days) Organic World serve delicious, fresh vegetarian pies as well as a host of dried food goods, laundry and cleaning products plus eco health & beauty products. All stock is free of harmful chemicals and sprays.
Organic World also provide a great delivery service whereby your organic fruit and veg (and other essentials on request) are delivered to your door every week, saving you time and reducing your carbon footprint - perfect!
Organic World, 181 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland
Tel: +64 (0)9 845 3249 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 04:38
Friday, 15 June 2007
The ArTea Party Artists are all based locally in Auckland. We are a diverse group, some working full time in the field, others using their spare time to create a wide variety of objet d'art.
For this first ArTea Party we will be exhibiting a range of beaded jewellery pieces, flax weaving, canvas paintings, textile pieces, fashion accessories, greeting cards, photographic and digital prints. All items will be available for sale with 20% of profits being donated to Oxfam.
The ArTea Party Bakers will be cooking up a delectable spectrum of cookies and cakes made with Fairtrade and organic ingredients to tempt you. To find out where to buy Fairtrade products in Auckland and beyond visit Ecomonkey, Trade Aid, FTAANZ or Oxfam.
Fairtrade Tea & Coffee:
The Crib have been serving Fairtrade Coffee for some time and you will also be able to sample both green and black Fairtrade Teas at the ArTea Party.
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 09:07
Thursday, 14 June 2007
The lovely folk at Harvest Wholefoods are ArTea Party's latest sponsor. They have kindly donated some of their Fairtrade products for our raffle prize.
Harvest Wholefoods is located in the organic hub of Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, surrounded by the Malt Bar who serve Organic Sausages, West Lynn Meats who sell organic meat and free-range eggs and Nature Baby selling organic and ethical goods for babies and parents just up the road.
Described as a vegetarian superstore, Harvest Wholefoods stocks a wide range of quality certified organic, ethical and natural groceries including food, health and beauty items, pet food and cleaning products. You can also buy freshly made baked goods, sushi and salads in store daily as well as browse the reams of information on healthy living available and check the very useful noticeboard for community info and listings.
Organic Explorer says:
"Harvest prides itself on upholding the highest principles of food integrity. All products on the shelves have been checked to ensure they contain no genetically modified organisms, nor are they chemically treated, contain MSG, conventional eggs or any other questionable ingredients.
Harvest supports Fair Trade where possible. Customers are encouraged to bring in their own bags, recycle egg cartons and be conscious about their connection to the wider environment. There is a refill service available for bulk goods such as tamari, honey, olive oil, vinegar & laundry liquid to support this..."
Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Tel: +64 (0)9 376 3107 / Fax: +64 (0)9 360 1616
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 08:39
Thursday, 7 June 2007
Fair trade is simply a method of trading that ensures producers and farmers, particularly those in financially poor communities and countries, are paid a fair and decent wage for the work they do and the products they produce. This means that workers are paid at least a living wage (that covers the cost of sustainable production) regardless of fluctuating market prices as well as a subsidy/premium to help support the producer's community (through social or economic development projects).
Non fair trade is usually run on a "free-trade" system which operates under the narrow minded premise that 'one trading system fits all traders', 'all economic growth is good', and that there should be 'no barriers in trade' (anyone can trade with anyone else). These may sound like sensible practices but are well known to predominately benefit those already at an advantage (i.e. financially rich countries, companies and individuals) and actually disadvantage those who are in a less viable position (i.e. financially poorer countries, companies and individuals).
Click here for more on why Free Trade is Unfair
Fair trade is not charity! It is simply a means of ensuring fair wages in return for work. It is what we, in financially richer countries take for granted we will receive for our efforts. Whilst we are relatively free to choose between different jobs or types of work based on the amount of money we can earn, there are many in less fortunate circumstances who do not have this freedom.
Fairtrade with it's widely recognised label is the leading fair trade certification and standard setting organisation and ensures that producers receive a better deal. Administered by FLO international (Fairtrade Labelling Organisation) it currently inspects and provides certification to around 570 producer organizations in more than 50 countries.
Click here for more information on Fairtrade in NZ
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 07:32
12 teams of AUT advertising students were invited to produce a design from Lighthouse Venture's brief to come up with concepts that "challenged the traditional message for fair trade advertising". Sarah & Jenna's 'demure housewife' design was chosen for the campaign.
"This creative allows Scarborough Fair to take fair-trade advertising in a new, modern direction, positioning the brand as a leading fair-trade rebel with a cause" said Caroline.
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 05:05
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
The very first ArTea Party is kindly sponsored by the following generous organisations:
Trade Aid have donated raffle prizes as well as heaps of information:
Trade Aid's aim is to build Just and Sustainable Communities through Fair Trade working with disadvantaged producers, helping producers move from poverty to self-reliance and financial sustainability. Promoting fair trade as a positivie alternative, Trade Aid campaigns against and raises public awareness of unjust trade systems.
Fairtrade Association have donated heaps of information and other goodies:
FTAANZ is the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, the regional body bringing together all organisations and individuals interested and working in the fair trade movement. The FTAANZ website has lots of useful information on Fairtrade products and producers, Fairtrade initiatives, projects and research plus how you can get involved in making trade fair.
Image Centre have donated some of the recycled card flyer print costs:
Image Centre is New Zealands premier full service visual communications provider. With origins as a pre-press company Image Centre has grown to offer Creative services, web site design and web site development, Digital asset Management and Printing all under one roof. We specialize in helping our clients communicate their message via multiple channels in the most efficient, compelling and cost effective way.
Scarborough Fair have agreed to donate some delicious raffle prizes:
Created from a passionate commitment to bring quality Fairtrade-certified products to the mainstream market at mainstream prices, Scarborough Fair strives to positively affect the lives of people who grow and produce and manufacture some of the foods, drink and products we use and enjoy every day.
Thank you all so much :)
Posted by racheblue @ bAd at 08:32