In the year that Hull ethical cleaning products company Bio-D celebrates its 25th anniversary, directors of the business are celebrating after gaining a prestigious contract to manufacture the world’s first Fairtrade marked household cleaning range.
Traidcraft, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, is the UK’s leading fair trade organisation and has developed its ‘Clean & Fair’ range with Bio-D to secure the future of fair trade palm and coconut oil that will transform communities in Ghana and rural India.
Production is already underway for Traidcraft’s Clean & Fair range that comprises Handwash, Washing Up Liquid, Laundry Liquid and Multi-Surface Cleaner and early sales are very encouraging.
Of the alliance, Traidcraft’s Marketing Director, Larry Bush said: “Traidcraft was looking to partner with a leading manufacturer of eco friendly cleaning products with a proven track record. We chose to work with Bio-D because of our shared values and our shared excitement for introducing the world’s first Fairtrade marked household cleaning range.”
Palm Oil is one of the world’s most traded commodities and is in half of all the packaged products that we buy from the shops, but it isn’t fair trade and much of it isn’t even sustainable. It’s often grown on huge plantations with whole ecosystems being destroyed to produce it.
Bio-D’s Managaging Director, Lloyd Atkin is delighted with the partnership: “We’re excited proud to be involved in this ground breaking initiative, especially as we celebrate our 25th anniversary, and are looking forward to driving the project forward.”
Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. Thanks to its supporters, it has been the UK’s leading fair trade organisation for more than 30 years. It runs effective development programmes, sells a great range of fair trade products and campaigns hard to bring about trade justice.