January 14, 2019
Our Sri Lankan Projects, Micro financing and recycling
We’ve launched ourselves into 2019 with determination and focus. We began 2019 with a recycling and small business project in Sri Lanka.
In this blog I’ll be sharing some of the challenges and opportunities around setting up small projects here…
March 12, 2018
Coconut Wireless – Newsletter – February 2017 to 2018
Written by Laura Griffith and Kirsty Barnby
We hosted our first ever Fairtrade, Wildcrafted Volunteer Coral Gardening trips for four different UK and US Universities. It’s been an incredibly rewarding year so we’d love to share our best bits with you…
2017 ACHIEVEMENTS ON OUR VOLUNTEERING TRIPS
We had an eye-opening,…
May 13, 2017
Island Spirit’s Wildcrafted Fijian Headbands
Written by Laura Griffith
Dishing up a fresh perspective for IS, our team member Laura talks about Island Spirit’s Wildcrafted Fijian headbands – our latest product to launch in celebration of World Fair Trade Day on May the 13th.
“As a former Textile Designer, with background in designing contemporary garments & products for a Global Design…
May 5, 2017
A New Island Princess is Born in Fiji!
Written by Laura Griffith, Marketing and Sales Co-Ordinator
Laura talks about her first month on the Fijian Islands…
“For my first official Island Spirit meeting in beautiful Fiji, Kirsty and I embarked on a 24-hour journey together to head to Fiji’s Garden Island, Taveuni with two friends. With a hire…
October 5, 2015
Island Spirit, the first WFTO member to trade in the Pacific Isles!
Written by Kylie Barton
It has been all go here at IS! Island Spirit is the first company with WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation) membership to trade with any Pacific Island Country. It is also the first WFTO to specialise in responsible travel.
At Island Spirit we work with the local…
October 15, 2013
Tadra Womens Arts and Crafts Project – A new project is born
Written by Kirsty Barnby
Tadra Womens Arts and Crafts Project, Taveuni is now officially under the Island Spirit umbrella and will soon be supported by a AusAid volunteer.
3% of each guests Island Spirit escape will go straight into the fund for this project – that equates to at least $USD32…
May 14, 2013
Fijian woodcraft at its best
Written by Kirsty Barnby
Here we have some of the extraordinary Fijian woodcraft and local handicraft on sale here in Fiji. If you are interested I can contact the seller directly. I’m thinking these would make fantastic gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas even!