Eth­i­cal choice for that per­fect present

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COLOUR­FUL clothes and ex­otic gifts from the East are on sale at a new shop opened by a Folkestone health worker. Del’Ar­tie in Faver­sham is the brain­child of Adele Con­wayBen­nett, an oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist who has worked in In­dia and has con­tact with Fair­trade or­gan­i­sa­tions sup­ply­ing goods from In­dia and In­done­sia. She is ded­i­cated to the move­ment which is work­ing to make sure pro­duc­ers in the Third World get a fair price for their goods. Adele said: “When I was in In­dia, there were chil­dren of eight and nine beg­ging and will­ing to do any­thing for money so I al­ways check that goods are not made us­ing child labour. Ev­ery­thing I am buy­ing in now is Fair­trade.” As well as the shop, Adele is still work­ing part time at the Royal Vic­to­ria Hospi­tal, Folkestone as a head oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist. She lives in Chartham Hatch with her hus­band and two sons. Her stock at the shop in Court Street, Faver­sham in­cludes cot­ton and silk clothes for women, men and chil­dren, cane lamps made in Bali, jew­ellery us­ing legally-ac­quired gems and quirky pieces of furniture.

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Adele Con­way-Ben­nett in her shop

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