Fairtrade (and vegan) condoms giveaway!

For our final giveaway of the week, we’re moving on from sanitary products to condoms – sustainable, fairtrade condoms from French Letter.

Earlier today we started discussing which contraceptive methods are best for the environment but in certain situations, condoms are the only option – they’re the only contraception that protects against STIs.

French Letter condoms are made from latex sourced through FairDeal Trading, paying a Fairtrade premium for latex rubber: we often think about Fairtrade food items but not so much other things. The price premium paid through FairDeal Trading is used not only to pay fairer wages but also to provide a better working environment for those on the rubber plantations and better education opportunities for the workers’ children.

The rubber supply is sustainable too – from plantations certified by the FSC – and unlike most condoms which include milk extracts, they don’t contain any animal products or derivatives so are suitable for use by vegans.

We’ve got two packs of condoms to give away – their Aphrodisiac selection — ooh scented!

As with the washable pads, the Mooncup and the Jam Sponges, if you want to be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below (doesn’t have to be much – just “hi” will do, or “if I was designed condoms scents, they’d all be banana or sausage…”) before noon (GMT) on Monday 15th March. I’ll pick two winners at random after that.

(Don’t forget to leave your email address in the email address field – it won’t appear on the website but allows me to contact you if you win.)

UPDATE – Monday 15th March 2010

Wow! Loads of responses! Thanks to everyone who entered. Our lucky winners are…

Gary Hughes and Elizabeth Burton. I’ll be in touch with you both soon to get your address.

Thanks again to French Letter for supplying the condoms – and showing us all that Fairtrade doesn’t just apply to things you put in your mouth food. ;)

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77 Responses to “Fairtrade (and vegan) condoms giveaway!”

  1. Solange says:

    Great prize

  2. Courtney Ives says:

    Fascinating concept! :)

  3. ian bonthrone says:

    Vegans Too! Didnt think they allowed meat to enter their body, covered or not :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    why am I only discovering this now!? lol excellent work

  5. JAMES SPICER says:

    why am I only discovering this now!? lol excellent work

  6. Marita says:

    great idea

  7. sarah foulds says:

    what a great idea. as a strict veggie i love seeing products which are suitable for us to use. wonderful prize x

  8. Claire says:

    I didnt realise they werent vegan friendly.
    I love to learn new things

  9. bethy says:

    good luck everyone!

  10. Mija Mina says:

    It says the “latex (is) sourced through FairDeal Trading”

    But what about the sulfur, bisphenol and/or peroxide that is used to turn the raw latex into a usable form? Surely these should be sourced through fair trade means too, or it largely defeats the object of the whole exercise.

  11. Sep says:

    Love the name and packaging. Very French

  12. El says:

    These look fantastic.

  13. James says:

    Can’t wait to try them out!

  14. Cara says:

    Nice prize ;)

  15. jenny says:

    hello :)
    Something I’d never considered looking at an ethical version of before!

  16. Gary Humphrey says:

    Great idea.would love to win.

  17. Gail says:

    Condoms- for eating the different kind of meat lol…

  18. Laura says:

    Can’y believe I have not discovered these before!

  19. Derek says:

    Forget the scented ones, I want my next ones to be 100% recycled Dunlops

  20. Bethany says:

    I’ve never thought of fairtrade condoms before. That’s a new concept that I hope sticks!

  21. Laura Hadland says:

    What a great product!

  22. Mike says:

    Every product should be fairtrade but this is fantastic start, I always buy fairtrade whenever possible :-)

  23. Shaz says:

    Nice prize …… good luck peeps .. and me ..:o)

  24. narkfly says:

    had heard of a few other brands that were vegan, but these are the first fair trade ones i’ve read about… interesting.

  25. art says:

    Count me in :]

  26. Stuart Morrow says:

    fun prize

  27. Keith says:

    Hiya, never even thought of this.