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Be Good This Fairtrade Week: Fairtrade and Ethically Sound Shopping Tips and Tricks

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Be Good This Fairtrade Week Fairtrade & Ethically Sound Shopping Tips & Tricks Arena Flowers & Fairtrade Coffee Shops & Cafes Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Homewares & Household Products Clothes & Fashion Beauty & Personal Care Arena Flowers & Fairtrade At Arena Flowers we take conscious steps to ensure that

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Made In Kenya

The Love Tax: Likely new EU duty on flowers from Kenya

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The Issue After a break down in discussions, it has become increasingly likely that imported cut flowers from the East African Community, which includes Kenya, will be shackled with a 5-8.5% tax.  The new tax is set to come into effect in just over a week on the 1st of

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Shoes that Bloom!

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Image Source What’s this then? Shoes that bloom! How is that even possible we hear you ask? OAT, a Dutch footwear company, has bridged the gap between style and nature by designing biodegradable shoes. Made from hemp, cotton, cork and biodegradable plastic, with mixed seeds embedded in the tongue of

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The Ultimate Guide To…Hooker’s Lips!

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Image SourceImage Source Yes, that’s right you haven’t misread the title, this is a guide to the ultimate hooker’s lips, but not the type you’re thinking of. We are talking about the most kissable, luscious red lips that belong to the plant Psychotria Elata, a tropical tree found in the

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See Keukenhof Spring Flowers In Full Bloom

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The days are getting longer and the weather has finally taken a turn for the better. It’s spring and Keukenhof is in full bloom. The tulips, hyacinths and daffodils bloom beautifully at this time so we went to check out what reason would bring hundreds of thousands of visitors each

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11 Rare Orchids That Look Like Animals (Including A Naked Man)

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When you think of an orchid, what usually comes to mind is a pretty pink or white pot plant – right? Well orchids can be found in all shapes, sizes and colours and with more than 35,000 species of orchid in the world one could spend a lifetime discussing them

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"Earth Laughs in Flowers" – A Series Of 10 Bizarre Flower Photographs

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The title ‘Earth Laughs in Flowers’ comes from the poem “Hamatreya” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1846), in which flowers articulate nature’s ridicule and contempt for human arrogance in the pretence to dominion over earth. David LaChapelle, an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director and artist, best

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The Trials and Tribulations of Running the Marathon

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When I crossed the 2012 London Marathon finish line I declared, “I will NEVER be doing that again”, yet this spring I found myself once again training for the London Marathon. How did that happen? Good question. Having crossed the finish line in 2012 and hobbled home, I found myself

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Announcing AmazeBox. What’s in yours?

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Hello. A quick post to say I’m delighted to announce our new website (http://www.amazebox.co.uk) which has been in public beta for a few weeks now. We’ve been thinking about this for some time but haven’t had the time to build it or release it. Well, now we have. We hope you

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