Traidcraft has been at the forefront of the ethical trade movement for over 35 years. They offer a range of certified homeware, fashion, gifts, food and drinks sourced directly from growers and artisans.
Our founding values mean we support the wider principles of fair trading and the aims of the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Charter. But with a predominantly small shop estate and as a food focused business, we can’t sell all the Fairtrade certified or Fair Trade products we would like. Below are a selection of links to various websites where you can buy a wider range of ethically sourced products. Some are certified by the Fairtrade System, which is the FAIRTRADE Mark you’ll be familiar with, and others are verified as social enterprises fully practicing Fair Trade by the WFTO. To find out more about the Fair Trade movement and what it means, read the Fair Trade Charter.
Places you can buy certified products
The Sourced by Oxfam range includes certified, ethical and sustainable food, gifts and homeware. Every purchase helps Oxfam fight poverty.
BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) Directory of Fair Trade members and social enterprises across the UK who sell gifts, handicrafts and specialist items.
People Tree offers a range of 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton clothing made to the highest ethical standards and are WFTO members.
Bala Sport is a co-operative set up to make a difference to the lives of workers in Sialkot, Pakistan through sales of their ethically produced Fairtrade sport balls.
Fair Squared offer cosmetics and healthcare products that are certified Fairtrade, vegan and organic.
Leading Fairtrade brands
Café-direct were the first coffee company to become Fairtrade certified. They invest 50% of profits into Producers Direct, a UK charity that works directly with farmers to improve sustainability and livelihoods.
Divine Chocolate is 44% owned by the farmers who supply its cocoa – so they share Divine profits as well as receiving the Fairtrade price and premium for their cocoa.