Traidcraft Launches new Fairtrade Range
Make a real difference to producers around the world this year by buying fair trade, recycled and organic products from Traidcraft’s catalogue.
Packed with many handmade and unique products, the collection boasts more than 400 carefully selected items to suit all ethically conscious consumers.
The collection features two new ranges: our card and seed sets - which benefit two producer groups in Bangladesh and South Africa and include a beautiful hand-embroidered card and packet of seeds - and the fair trade glove range which will soon include gardening and outdoor gloves alongside our ever-popular rubber gloves.
All this plus popular favourites, from striking homeware products to handmade cards and wrap and the usual extensive selection of quality fair trade food products, beverages and wine.
Traidcraft works with farmers and craft workers across Africa, Asia and South America. This year sees the introduction of a new producer group, African Heritage from Kenya. Josphat Omundi is a jewellery maker for African Heritage. He said: “I like working here because I get some money for myself and my family. I assist my parents because they are not able to pay the school fees for my brothers and sisters.”
When buying Traidcraft products you are helping people in some of the poorest parts of the world to build a better future for themselves and their families.
Change Today – Choose Fairtrade
Why buy a Fairtrade product over another?
The Fairtrade product differs in a number of ways from often the cheaper alternative and carries with it the following benefits for the producer-
• Fairer terms of trade and long term contracts that ensure better prices for producers’ goods (that cover the cost of production and provide a living income).
• Financial security
• Decent working conditions and a minimum wage
• Business support and local sustainability enabling to regain control and work their way out of poverty. Purchasing new equipment and setting up training programmes
• A cleaner environment and less use of chemicals in the production of products so safer for producers.
• Better housing
• Sanitation and clean water supplies brought into communities
All Fairtade products sold in the UK carry the Fairtrade mark which guarantees the producers of the product have been given a better deal.
Make a difference today buy a Fairtrade product instead of your usual brand of goods and help someone less able than ourselves to make a living to support their families without having to resort to aid.
The Fairtrade stalls will take place after the 10am services on the second and third Sundays, as far as possible, in the hall with Tricia Rutter and Peter Hope.
For further details, orders or catalogues please contact;