Traidcraft - March 2019
Traidcraft is 40 years old !!
Back in 1979,the founders of Traidcraft wanted to show that trade, not just aid, was the way forward. Today, after 40 years of trading, the business has seen many changes – but its core mission remains the same.
Traidcraft originally started selling products in churches and community shops and the profits went back into helping farmers who were producing the goods. The charity also wanted to educate consumers in the UK about alternative trade with those producers who supplied Traidcraft products.
Over the years, Traidcraft has worked with local partners and supported small scale tea growers, cotton farmers, jute growers, craftspeople and many others to come together, develop a collective voice, build their confidence and get the relevant training to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing markets. Over the years, they have helped thousands of people from some of the world ’s poorest communities to work their way out of poverty.
At the heart of this journey are people like you! – amazing supporters who believe in a fairer and just world.
To celebrate the 40 year journey, we are holding an anniversary tea party on:
Wednesday March 27th
in the Porch Room (Holy Trinity Church)
Please come along and support us.
Our next Sunday stall will be on Sunday March 17th after the 10am service.
Thank you for continuing to support Traidcraft.
Jackie Natt 01453 731018.