Traidcraft - May 2019

Traidcraft first started 40 years ago.Claire Cooper Traidcraft 0519

It was started by a small group of Christians who felt that by improving trade , people in poorer countries could work themselves out of poverty. It started with a few items made from jute and a hand drawn catalogue...and it has grown from there.

Trade not aid has always been their slogan.

We celebrated their 40th year at Wednesday Cuppa last month. We had a stall and a cake and a few games. We raised over £200. A big ‘thank you’ to those who came along, made cakes or helped in any way. This money will be sent to Traidcraft Exchange. This is the sister company to Traidcraft and is the one which actually sends people out to help train and guide the farmers and workers in poor countries.

As you have probably heard, things are changing in the way that Traidcraft are selling their goods. It is not the idea of fair trade that no longer works....but the way the products are sold. Fairtrade groceries will now be available to buy from supermarkets. Traidcraft products can usually be found in Oxfam shops.

We are continuing to hold a monthly stall in church but many of the items are no longer available for us to stock. Some of your favourites have been removed such as Geobars.

Over the years, Holy Trinity Minchinhampton and Amberley have been very supportive of the Traidcraft vision and by buying items from the Traidcraft stall, you have helped work towards this vision over the years...

Thank you for continuing to support Traidcraft.

Our next Sunday stall will be on Sunday May 19th after the 10am service.

Jackie Natt 01453 731018.