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. shine says:

    Yes please! Fairtradeness is awesome…

  2. ariestess says:

    What a great idea! I love Fair Trade items!

  3. Penny says:

    This really is taking fair trade seriously, I like it! :)

  4. Heidi K says:

    What a wonderful idea! I am very curious about these scented ones! :)

  5. mike says:

    Yes please

  6. Zandie says:

    I’d like some.

  7. Paige says:


    I’ve been trying to find more sustainable BC methods! This looks great!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Alisha says:

    Go veg!

  9. Alyssa says:


  10. JoLo says:

    After taking a lot of stick from my family for my hippy-esque qualities for many years of trying to convert them to all kinds of green ventures I would love to win these to give to my 18yr old kid bro for his birthday!! It’s always easier to get people on side once you’ve appealed to their sense of fun.

  11. Andy B. says:

    Banana? Tasty AND funny.

  12. Amy says:


  13. Jamie says:

    haha awesome. Vegan condoms… I could use them :)

  14. Jin6655321 says:

    Wow, fair trade condoms… I wonder who thinks of these things.

  15. Sophie says:

    The bf always thinks I get a bit over the top with my Fairtrade/sustainable living/recycling obsession, but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind my suggesting using these!! :)

  16. Camila F. says:

    WOW, this is a great idea! I would love to win fair trade condoms!

  17. Maria says:

    These look very cool

  18. anna says:

    I’d like some :)

  19. Alice says:

    Ooh I’d like some of those please, I like sleeping with vegans!

  20. Brittany says:

    thats so coooool! i hope i win :)

  21. DEE says:

    This is so wonderful i will buy them if i dont win them

  22. LJH says:

    Iā€™d like some please ;)

  23. Laura says:

    Fair trade is great!

  24. Louise says:

    What a good idea.

  25. tpd57 says:

    I’ll just pop in and wave to everybody *\O/*

  26. Madison says:

    Awesome! love Fair Trade

  27. legs21 says:

    What a great idea! I love Fair Trade items!

  28. Clementina says:

    Oh la la

  29. Cathy James says:

    yes please

  30. Hayley says:

    Fabulous :-D

  31. bella smyth says:

    oh wow id love to try theses,i love fairtrade and if theses are as good as they sound ill be getting them weekly :)

  32. gary hughes says:

    I thought fairtrade was limited to food products, how wrong was i………..

  33. Simon Sims says:

    no thanks – not recycled condoms!

  34. Michael says:

    excellent, i’m up for it ;)

  35. Steven Taylor says:

    Strange concept but better for the environment I guess :)

  36. Elizabeth Burton says:

    Get laid with Fair Trade. Great idea :0)

  37. matthew shearer says:

    recycled condoms eh, nice :/

  38. Robert says:

    Vegan, you say? Excellent! :)

  39. nic robertson says:

    Vegan condoms for yer vegan sausage ;-)

  40. alison campbell says:

    ooh never heard of theese before !

  41. Sue Peters says:

    I think it’s our duty as ethical vegans to have as much sex as possible with these brilliant condoms ;)

  42. Rob says:

    Like the idea of Fair Trade condoms

  43. ruaidhri says:

    sounds good to me!

  44. Kerry Kydd says:

    i would love a sample of these!

  45. JULIE PANNELL says:


  46. Barbara Smith says:

    I didn’t know that condoms were not vegan.

  47. Emma says:

    Love fairtrade goods

  48. Agata says:

    I’d like some!