Next week, the 21st – 27th June, is Traidcraft week. The whole week is a big event in the fair trade calendar, and this year promises to be a good one!
If you don’t already know, Traidcraft are the original fair trade pioneers in the UK; challenging the norm, fighting injustices and breaking rules for over four decades. They advocate the importance of organic farming, sustainability and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world. Over the past 40 years, they have pioneered the first fair trade chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit juice, wine, rice, honey, charcoal, rubber, palm oil… Almost everything we know today as fair trade began with Traidcraft. They are one of the leading dedicated fair trade companies, both in the UK and globally, supplying a huge range of ethical, fair trade foods, beverages, household cleaning and rubber products, as well as fair trade crafts and clothing, from artisans in over 30 developing countries. In 1992, Traidcraft co-founded the Fairtrade Foundation, and helped establish the standards that underpin today’s well-recognised Fairtrade Mark. As much now as they did over 40 years ago, Traidcraft are changing peoples’ lives through trade, saving vanishing, traditional skills from extinction and celebrating a world of creativity and culture, through quality, fair trade products.
Traidcraft supply much of the tea, chocolate, honey, and biscuits on our shelves, as well as lots of other lovely bits and pieces in the shop. We are proud to be a small part of bringing their goods, from all over the world, to you as customers, and are delighted to be celebrating Traidcraft week with them this year.
This year’s theme is Traidcraft Week al fresco! During the week Traidcraft are encouraging people to hold events with their families, friends and communities, embracing the outdoors however they feel comfortable; because if there was ever a time to get outside and make memories with loved ones, it’s now! Check out the free, downloadable resources for you to use to make sure your event goes off with a bang on the Traidcraft website here.