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New Maasai products at Adupo

One of Mike's customers modelling a Maasai blanket available from www.adupo.com.



With Christmas fast approaching, I just wanted to let everyone know about our latest shipment of Maasai blankets, featuring some beautiful new styles. They can be seen at http://www.shopcreator.com/mall/departmentpage.cfm/Adupo/_154374/1/Blankets.

The blankets measure 195cm x 145 cm and have been imported directly from my business partner Mike Mwaniki… Continue

Added by Keith McGuinness on November 5, 2008 at 6:48pm — 3 Comments

Quick reminder about Adupo.com

I would like to remind everyone about www.adupo.com, the main reason I joined Development Crossing. Adupo.com is a website I have launched with the help of a charity called ABLe Volunteers International Fund (www.avif.org.uk). AVIF is run by fellow DC member Alison Lowndes.



All the products for sale on the site have been purchased from Mike Mwaniki Njogu, the manufacturer in Kenya and all the revenue we generate will be reinvested in further… Continue

Added by Keith McGuinness on April 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Fair trade branded 'unfair'

Critical article published in today's Guardian (UK). See below or click here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/feb/25/fairtrade.report/print



Fair trade branded 'unfair'

Rebecca Smithers, consumer affairs correspondent



A report by the Adam Smith Institute says fair trade offers a better deal to some producers at the expense of the great majority of farmers

The burgeoning fair trade movement which allows consumers to buy ethically sourced products such as… Continue

Added by Keith McGuinness on February 25, 2008 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

New Sustainable Business Webshop

I would like to let you know about www.adupo.com, a website I have been working on for the last few weeks with the help of a charity called ABLe Volunteers International Fund (www.avif.org.uk): All the products for sale on the site have been purchased from Mike Mwaniki Njogu, the manufacturer in Kenya and all the revenue we generate will be reinvested in further stock.



We are basically trying to establish a sustainable business for… Continue

Added by Keith McGuinness on February 20, 2008 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

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