Make it a Fairtrade Christmas this year! Producers need our help more than ever. Below is a link to national and local suppliers which might be of interest to you
Traidcraft is a long established Fairtrade company established in 1979 whose motto is “fighting poverty through trade”. Traidcraft products are sold in small shops, through a network of Fair Traders or via the online shop http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/
Local Traidcrafters buy in bulk and can order on your behalf to avoid postage.
Stockport area – Catriona firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0161 487 2010
Macclesfield area – Karen email@example.com Tel 07538 804842
The Fair Trade Store
Established in February 2009, THE FAIR TRADE STORE is a small, family-owned, independent, online business based in Southport.
Dedicated to bringing you quality Fair Trade products – handmade in the developing world – straight to your door in an easy, convenient and secure way.
The products sold are unique and not readily available in supermarkets or department stores, which allows you the opportunity to purchase something really special.
Find out more at www.thefairtradestore.co.uk
Red Cross products – Navina Shore
Navina sells a range of Christmas decorations and ornaments in the Stockport area. Contact her on 07968224476
Justicia is a social enterprise operating as a not-for-profit company set up in 1985. Our customers enjoy browsing the huge variety of fair trade goods in our small friendly shop that is tucked away on the ground floor of an impressive Grade II listed building.
81 Knowsley Street, Bolton, BL1 2BJ
Shopping OXFAM goods (new, and secondhand)
Some shops are open. Sadly the Stockport (Princes Street) one is not re-opening, and the Cheadle Hulme one hasn’t yet. Information on what shops are open can be found at: Shop finder
Listed below are the OXFAM shops in/around Stockport which are open. Please contact them for the opening hours; and also, if you want to donate.
Oxfam Shop Bramhall
7 The Bramhall Centre, Bramhall, SK7 1AW
Oxfam Shop Cheadle
24 High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AL
Oxfam Shop Didsbury
778 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2DR
Oxfam Shop Chorlton cum Hardy
494 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester, M21 9AS
Oxfam Shop Glossop
12 Henry Street, Glossop, SK13 8BW
Handcrafted gifts and jewellery from around the world
www.fair-grounds.org.uk Use FT10 discount code for 10% off until 31/12/2020
Tel: 07815 999 946 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: fair.grounds.uk Twitter: FairGroundsUK
Peruvian cards, crafts, bags jackets and more
www.tinkuyperu.com Email: email@example.com
Jewellery, accessories, cards and socks by post:www.traid-links.co.uk/
Carpe Diem Holistics and Fairtrade
Previously And Albert – big variety of all sorts. www.cdholisticsandfairtrade.com
Jewellery and accessories www.justtrade.co.uk
The Organic Food Store, Chadkirk
Food and veg box deliveries, package free in-store
Bags, cards, jewellery and soft toys from Uganda
www.salveinternational.org/shop Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinamba Project, Uganda
Traditional hand woven baskets and platters
www.kinambaproject.org.uk Email: email@example.com
Chifundu and Chanasa
Sustainable accessories, household goods etc.
The Good Life
Fair Trade products, committed to reducing plastic for foods
Knitted goods, clothes and household
Fair Trade gardening gloves, soaps, hand cream and more
Fairly traded bags and yak blankets
Telephone 07312123360 –Maureen, Chair of LEARN, for purchases
Jurang Fair Trade is a Coffee Merchant that sells premium quality coffee and ensures it is sourced from sustainable and ethical sources through Fairtrade accreditation.
The following links may be useful if you want to know more about Fairtrade and where to buy certified products:
Just Trading Scotland (JTS)
Import Eswatini and Meru products – jams, spicey condiments, salts and peppers, plus rice from Malawi. www.jts.co.uk
Wide range of Fairtrade, recycled and organic products, including food and drink, clothing, toiletries and household products. www.ethicalsuperstore.com
The Leprosy Mission
Some Fairtrade goods amongst those it sells for the support of people with leprosy www.tlmtrading.com
Embrace the Middle East
Some Fairtrade foods and crafts www.embraceme.org
The Ethical Shop
A shop supported by New Internationalist magazine selling a range of ethical goods from Fairtrade to organic to green to vegan ethicalshop.org
Amnesty International UK
Fair trade, organic shop. Sales goes to support Amnesty amnestyshop.org.uk
The Fairtrade Foundation
The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam,Traidcraft and the World Development Movement. These founding organisations were later joined by Britain’s largest women’s organisation, the Women’s Institute. The Foundation licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards.
Fairtrade News, Comment and Analysis
Matthew Anderson created the website www.researchfairtrade.com in 2005 as part of his PhD and he has been updating it with the latest Fair Trade news and articles ever since. His PhD investigated the history of the Fair Trade movement from the 1960s to the present day. He has been involved with Fairtrade City campaigns in both Birmingham and London and also had the opportunity join the Fairtrade Producer Partner Tour and attend Glastonbury Festival with the Fairtrade Foundation Campaigns team.
BAFTS – British Association of Fair Trade Shops
The British Associaton for Fairtrade Shops was set up in 1995 and incorporates organisations which sell fairly traded goods, whether on a wholesale or retail basis. Members work to bring about changes in the status of developing world producers through Fair Trade retailing and campaigning. They offer advice to, and provide a community for, fair trade shops and suppliers, sharing ideas and best practices. For more information see the website http://www.bafts.org.uk