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Sweet treats all the way!

There are all kinds of treats available at this years Fair Christmas Fayre. But we all love something sweet right? Check out these delicious treats that will be up for grabs.

The Speculaas Spice Master Chef at a Show

I am Steven Dotsch the founder of The Speculaas Spice Company.



 What will you be selling at Fair Christmas Fayre this year?

Vandotsch speculaas spice mix in a jar and in a pack vandotsch speculaas spice pack together with a wooden mould (a windmill, or and woman or man in traditional Dutch clothing) – perfect Christmas or birthday present Pre-packed vandotsch speculaas spice infused biscuits, caramels and pop corn, yummy!


 Tell us about why you started your stall/business?

The vandotsch speculaas spice mix is based on the sweet tasting spice recipe from my Dutch grandmother that we re-discovered some two years ago. The vandotsch speculaas spice mix consists of a perfectly-balanced mixture of nine organic spices including real, high grade, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, cloves, ginger and six other spices delivering deliciously warm, sweet and spicy ‘layers’ of taste taking any simple cinnamon taste to another level. Discover a variety of vandotsch speculaas spice infused recipes prepared by food bloggers, bakers, chefs and two Great British Bake Off finalists at

 Why did you want to trade at the Fair Christmas Fayre?

I very much believe in the Fairtrade. Where possible our spices are either organic, Fairtrade sourced or both.

 What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

Family coming together.

 Any good Christmas Cracker jokes?

I am afraid not, I am Dutch

Artisans from Africa

We just love that our sellers share our passion for ethical shopping. Find out more about what Kathy will have on offer at this year’s Fayre.

Name of Brand: Shake the Dust


What will you be selling at Fair Christmas Fayre this year? 

photo-33 (1)A beautiful range of gifts, homeware and jewellery hand-crafted in collaboration with ethical producers in developing countries. We support artisans, designers and makers who have less access to markets through design-led collaborations and opportunities. At the Fair Christmas Fair we will showcase jewellery produced by Maasai Artisans in Tanzania and recycled paper artists in Swaziland as well as recycled wooden Wall Art produced in collaboration with our artisan partners in Cape Town.

 Why did you want to trade at Fair Christmas Fayre?

We believe that Christmas doesn’t have to be a consumerist nightmare! Unfortunately, it’s hard to find ethical products conveniently. The Fair Christmas Fayre gives independent ethical retailers an opportunity to connect to thousands of eager Christmas shoppers, all in one place and in the heart of London’s busiest shopping destination!

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

Turning on the Christmas lights- we love a bit of sparkle!

Any good Christmas Cracker jokes?

Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay?

Because they were two deer!

Word is spreading that Fair Christmas Fayre is BACK!

With just under 4 weeks to go, we are so excited for this years Fayre.

It appears that word has got out about our fabulous fayre all across the capital. We’ve had friends at Fairtrade London, Londonist, Travelmag and Time Out encouraging others to come and check out one of the BEST Christmas fairs in London.

So go on, come and join us! Saturday 12th December, 11-6pm, Regent Hall, Oxford St


Say hello to our sellers…

Meet our sellers who are passionate about providing the option of a different way of life for vulnerable women. We love what they are doing.

Name and name of stall/brand:

Louise and Charlie from Thai Children’s Trust


 What will you be selling at the Fair Christmas Fayre this year?

This year we will be selling hand-crafted jewellery, created by vulnerable women from one of our centres in Pattaya, Thailand. This centre offers support, guidance, counselling, education and the chance to learn a trade to women that have been abused, exploited or have been forced into prostitution. This jewellery is the result of a vocational training programme Thai Children’s Trust organised for the centre this year and so the Fair Christmas Fayre is a great way of getting it known and out there to the public. Each piece is unique, made with semi-precious stones from the region.

 Tell us about why you started your stall/business?

We implemented the jewellery-making programme in Thailand in May this year. Since then we have started buying stock from the women to sell on their behalf here in the UK. This gives them the chance to earn a good living wage and empowers them to break away from exploitation. We first started selling these pieces of jewellery in the UK last crafting_change_jewllery_newsmonth at the ‘Colours of Thailand’ festival at Westfield and the response was fantastic. People wanted to know the stories behind the bracelets, necklaces and earrings and we were happy to tell them all about the women that created them and what having this trade will do for them in the future.

Why did you want to trade at the Fair Christmas Fayre?

The Fayre is a way of bringing ethical Christmas gifts to the crowds and so we at Thai Children’s Trust think we will be right at home there. It is the perfect venue to reach Christmas shoppers who want to know a bit more about where their gift has come from and exhibit deserving causes and ethical trade initiatives.

 What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

My favourite thing about Christmas is the gift buying. The thought that goes behind each individual item and knowing it will be well received gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Knowing that a particular item is ethically made and that my purchasing it will genuinely benefit someone else, makes it all the better. Receiving a gift that has helped empower women in Pattaya by learning how to source the materials and create a beautiful piece of jewellery would certainly give me a warm feeling! Sharing stories and helping those in need – that’s what Christmas is all about isn’t it?!

Any good Christmas Cracker jokes?

My favourite Christmas joke, so many to choose from but it is probably: What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?

A Christmas Quacker!

Say hello to one of our sellers….

We interviewed one of our fabulous sellers, to give you a glimpse of what will be on offer at this year’s Fayre.

Here is what they had to say..


What will you be selling at this year’s Fair Christmas Fayre?

We will be selling a carefully selected range of handmade textiles, woven throws and shawls, printed silk and kantha stitched scarves.

We also have handmade silk screen printed tribal art books and cards, block printed cotton rugs and our famous tiffin tins.

Tell us about why you started your stall/business?

I started the company in collaboration with Karthik, who lives in Chennai, India, to bring some of the amazing artisan made products of India to the world.

One of our many aims is to offer a portal to highly skilled and undervalued craftspeople struggling to get their products out to a wider market. With this opportunity they have a means to escape from the grip of exploitative middle people and develop an income level sufficient to sustain a life of dignity and give hope for the future.

Why did you want to trade at Fair Christmas Fayre?

We usually sell on market stalls in East London. On Saturdays at Broadway Market E8, a non-profit that donates to many local charities. On Sundays at Chatsworth Rd Market E5, also a locally led non-profit market, which aims to foster inclusivity and to cater for the whole local community.

Fair Christmas Fayre fits our ethos exactly! And it’s a wonderful location to promote our artisans work.

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the magic of having a beautifully decorated and fairy lit tree in the house!

Any good Christmas Cracker jokes?

What’s the most popular Christmas wine?

“I don’t like Brussels Sprouts!” Boo Boom!


No more room at the Inn!

We are so excited about this year’s fayre!

We are bursting at the seams with 33 confirmed ethical sellers, passionate about offering the best of fairly made products. Over the next 5 weeks I’ll be introducing some of our sellers, to give you a sneaky peak at what will be on offer on the day.

For this year, there is no more room at the inn! If you are reading this as a seller, wishing you were able to join us, do drop me a line and I can add you to the waiting list for future fayre’s.

For now, put the date in your diary and do exactly what Time Out is recommending. Go WILD at Fair Christmas Fayre


Extended deadline *Apply before 9th October*

Are you a trader passionate about ethical shopping? Come and join us for the 8th annual Fair Christmas Fayre in Regents Hall, Oxford Street.

It’s going to be a great day! Don’t delay, apply today.

FCF stallholder applications

.Fair Christmas Fayre 2015 Application Form FINAL


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