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Traidcraft plc
Type Public Limited Company
Founded 1979
Headquarters Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Key people Paul Chandler (CEO)
Industry Retail (Fair Trade)
Products Grocery, fashion & accessories, paper, crafts
Revenue £16+ million GBP (2005)
Employees 140+
Slogan "Fighting Poverty Through Trade"
Website www.traidcraft.co.uk

Traidcraft is a UK-based alternative trading organisation, established in 1979, dedicated to 'fighting poverty through trade'. The organisation has two components: a trading company called Traidcraft plc, which offers a range of fairly traded products in the UK; and a development charity (Traidcraft Exchange) that specialises in making trade work for the poor. Its sales are now worth more than £16 million per year. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CSD Current list: Category:Candidates for speedy deletion There are a few, limited, cases where admins can delete Wikipedia pages on sight. Non-admins can ask for an admin to delete such a page, either by listing it on speedy deletions, or by adding either a {{delete}} or... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “GBP” redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... An alternate trading organsation (ATO) is an NGO which aims to benefit producers, not maximise profits. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... Look up Trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Trade centers on the exchange of goods and/or services. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ...

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History

Traidcraft was set up to 'establish a more equitable trading system that will express the principles of love and justice fundamental to the Christian faith' and has also been fighting poverty through trade since August 1979. Launched from the top floor of a 1920s warehouse (Carliol Square) in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne by Richard Adams, with just six members of staff, it has often taken the lead in new ideas on sustainable and fair trading. The first catalogue was hand-drawn featuring a small selection of Jute products from Bangladesh but within two years tea, coffee and subsequently a wide range of foodstuffs were introduced. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... Richard Adams OBE was founder of the Fair trade organisations Tearcraft and Traidcraft which are based in the North of England. ... The word Jute is also used in reference to the Germanic people, the Jutes. ...


In September 1983 they moved into a 1940’s 58,000 square foot warehouse on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. In 2004 they opened a second warehouse on the Team Valley, which houses the Quality Control, Food Packaging & Logistics departments. Traidcraft also has a Policy Unit based in London, taking the staff total to 140+. The award-winning catalogue is now in full colour featuring 500+ products of food, clothes/accessories, paper & crafts. Traidcraft now works with more than 100 producer groups in over 30 countries around the world. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Team Valley is traditionally the heavy industrial area of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Team Valley is traditionally the heavy industrial area of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Traidcraft have two overseas offices in Nairobi, Kenya & Dhaka, Bangladesh which are part of the International Development Department, which is based in Gateshead. Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ...


Traidcraft Structure

Traidcraft Foundation

The Traidcraft Foundation was set up to ensure that Traidcraft plc & Traidcraft Exchange remain focused on their principal aims of 'Fighting Poverty Through Trade'. It was also the Founder member of the Traidcraft Exchange charity and as such appoints all its directors. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ...


The Traidcraft Foundation holds the Guardian share in Traidcraft plc. This gives the Foundation the power of veto over election of directors to the plc board, payments of dividends & to the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Foundation must also be consulted on Traidcraft's major strategic plans and has a role of representing the views of external stakeholders in the social accounting process. A dividend is the distribution of profits to a companys shareholders. ... A stakeholder is a person who holds money or other property while its owner is being determined. ... Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ...


Traidcraft plc

Traidcraft plc is the trading arm of the organisation. The products are sourced from producers in over 30 developing countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, Malawi, Chile & Cuba . Look up Trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Trade centers on the exchange of goods and/or services. ... It has been suggested that Underdevelopment be merged into this article or section. ...

Cranberry and raisin Geobar
Cranberry and raisin Geobar

Products include coffee, tea, fruit juice, sugar, wine, clothing, jewellery, paper and craft items. Among their food products is a snack bar called Geobar, Fairtrade chocolate, dried fruit, honey, pasta, rice & muesli. The latest product line consists of Fairtrade seeds from South Africa (see Traidcraft Within for more information). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 188 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (601 × 1913 pixel, file size: 312 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A scan of a Geobar (Traidcraft cereal bar) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 188 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (601 × 1913 pixel, file size: 312 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A scan of a Geobar (Traidcraft cereal bar) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or... For the several U.S. counties named Coffee, see Coffee County. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... Juice is the liquid naturally contained in plants. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ... Amber jewellery in the form of pendants Jewellery (also spelled jewelry, see spelling differences) is a personal ornament, such as a necklace, ring, or bracelet, made from jewels, precious metals or other substance. ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... Small wooden sculpture depicting a Native American mother holding her child. ... The fair trade movement promotes international agreements to enforce price supports for commodities, particularly those exported from poor countries to the industrialised West. ... For other uses, see Chocolate (disambiguation). ... Dried fruit is fruit that has been dried, either naturally or through use of a machine, such as a dehydrator. ... For other uses, see Honey (disambiguation). ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... Muesli (originally (Bircher)müesli [myə̯s li] in Swiss German, Müsli [my:s li] in German) is a popular breakfast dish (breakfast cereal) based on uncooked rolled oats and fruit. ... The fair trade movement promotes international agreements to enforce price supports for commodities, particularly those exported from poor countries to the industrialised West. ...


Traidcraft plc holds a 10% stake in Cafédirect which it set up jointly with Equal Exchange, Oxfam and Twin Trading. Cafédirect is a UK-based alternative trading organization. ... Equal Exchange is a for-profit Fairtrade company located in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts that distributes organic, gourmet coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by farmer cooperatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia. ... Oxfam International logo Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working together with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. ... Twin Trading is a leading alternative trading company in the United Kingdom. ...


Traidcraft helped establish the Fairtrade Foundation with CAFOD, Christian Aid, New Consumer, Oxfam and World Development Movement in 1992. The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity which promotes the sale of Fairtrade-labelled products in the United Kingdom. ... The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), previously known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is a United Kingdom-based international aid agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. ... Activists from Christian Aid lobbying for Trade Justice Christian Aid promotion to buy goats to assist children of Rwanda Christian Aid is an agency of the major Christian churches in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... Oxfam International logo Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working together with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Traidcraft is a founder member of the European Fair Trade Association (EFTA). EFTA is a network of 11 alternative trading organisations from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. The European Fair Trade Association is a Dutch association established in 1990. ... An alternative trading organization (ATO) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) explicitly committed to realigning exploitative global trading structures, particularly those involving partners in developing countries. ...


Traidcraft was instrumental in the establishment of Newcastle based company Shared Interest in 1990. Shared Interest is a co-operative lending society that aims to reduce poverty in the world, by providing fair and just financial services.


Traidcraft plc has five principle aims:

  • To tackle poverty by creating a market for the fair trade producers to supply
  • To demonstrate to other organisations that it is possible to run a commercially viable company using fair trade principles
  • To provide learning opportunities for Traidcraft as a whole, by giving greater substance and credibility to the advocacy and campaigning work.
  • To educate consumers of the benefit of fair trade purchases so they will put pressure on other organisations and the government to adopt fairer trade rules.
  • To provide the choice to consumers who are looking to make a moral decision on goods that they purchase.

A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...

Traidcraft Exchange

Traidcraft Exchange is the charitable arm of the Traidcraft organisation. Its first director was Graham Young. Registered charity number: 1048752. Graham Frederick Young (September 7, 1947 - August 1, 1990) was a British serial killer who poisoned a total of three people to death: his stepmother, and then years later two work colleagues, Bob Eagle and Fred Biggs, as well as administering smaller doses to scores of others. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ...


Traidcraft Exchange promotes approaches to trade that work for the poor. They have 3 principle aims; It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ...

  • Trade - To match up buyers in the EU with producers of fair trade products. To facilitate fairer terms of trade and market access for the producers in developing countries. This is done by the Market Access Centre which offer a range of services to any organisation that could benefit from them. The services are business development and capacity-building training, market information, product development, help with developing socially responsible trading practices and market linkages.
  • Support - To help producers improve their skills and create networks to improve the supply of practical business services to producers. This is done by the International Development Department which co-ordinates Traidcraft plc, Market Access Centre & the Policy Unit's work to make markets work for the poor.
  • Influence - To lobby & advise governments & organisations , to facilitate improved trade rules and market access for small organisations in the developing world. This is done by the Policy Unit which influence trade & development polices within the UK Government, the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. The Policy Unit also work with other fair trade organisations to help support best practices and develop new policies within the fair trade movement in the UK, Europe and internationally.

The Traidcraft Exchange was awarded the 1999 Worldaware Award for Not for Profit Organisations in recognition of its positive work. It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Underdevelopment be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... For other uses of the initials WTO, see WTO (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade differs from standard trade in five principal ways. Traidcraft is committed to fair trade so defines this as: For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...

  1. Traidcraft only works with poor and marginalised producers, working with them to develop their skills and create a sustainable livelihood via a trading relationship.
  2. Traidcraft pay fair prices that will cover the full cost of raw materials, cost of production and enough to enable a living wage. Some producers also receive an additional premium they can use to buy machinery or for building projects.
  3. Traidcraft pay for a percentage of the goods in advance so the producer can buy raw materials without having to lend money from local banks or loan sharks.
  4. Traidcraft encourage all producers to treat staff fairly and with respect, working conditions should be safe in the workplace and throughout the supply chain.
  5. Traidcraft look to work with producers long term, building working relationships, they would not work with them short-term, using them for commercial advantage.

Fair trade is not without its critics who argue that certification as a fair trade producer can be costly and bureaucratic[1]. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


Some Traidcraft producers are given additional benefits by packing the products at source, thus receiving income that may have gone to organisations in the UK. The fairly traded Mauritian sugars are packed on the island at Craft Aid, providing work for disabled people. Fruit Snacks from South Africa are packed locally providing valuable employment for the local workforce. Organic cotton from Agrocel in India is then shipped to Mauritius to be made into clothing items by the workers at Craft Aid, providing work for disabled people. Traidcraft's own brand coffee - the beans are from Fairtrade certified sources in Tanzania and then shipped to India to be processed. Organic farming is a form of agriculture which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... For the several U.S. counties named Coffee, see Coffee County. ...

A range of different Traidcraft products on display at The Rendezvous Society in Cheltenham, England.
A range of different Traidcraft products on display at The Rendezvous Society in Cheltenham, England.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (819x614, 228 KB) Photo of Traidcraft products on display at The Rendezvous Society in Cheltenham. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (819x614, 228 KB) Photo of Traidcraft products on display at The Rendezvous Society in Cheltenham. ... The Rendezvous Society is a non-profit British charity organisation (UK Registered charity 293357). ... For the parliamentary constituency, see Cheltenham (UK Parliament constituency). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Social Accounts

Definition: Social accounting is a systematic means of accounting for the social impact of an organisation. Look up definition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ...


Traidcraft were the first plc (public limited company) in the UK to produce a set of social accounts and have been doing so every year since the early 1990's. The social accounts that are produced are a joint account of the impact both companies work has on various stakeholders. The social accounts are treat with the same seriousness as the financial accounts. They are also submitted to an external audit, and approval at the Annual General Meeting. PLC may stand for: Palestinian Legislative Council, law-making body of the Palestinian Authority Parti Libéral du Canada, the term in French for the Liberal Party of Canada Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (or Constitutional Liberal Party), a major political party in Nicaragua Phospholipase C Platoon Leaders Class Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth... Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ... Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ... A stakeholder is a person who holds money or other property while its owner is being determined. ... Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ... An Annual General Meeting, commonly abbreviated as AGM, also known as the annual meeting, is a meeting that official bodies and associations involving the public are often required by law (In what country?) to hold. ...


The social accounts are split into three main sections: Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ...

  1. Report on the indicators by which Traidcraft measure progress on the delivery of their mission to fight poverty through trade.
  2. Report on the dialogue that Traidcraft have had with our stakeholders including quotes direct from producers, customers, staff & the other stakeholders in both organisations.
  3. A section setting out what Traidcraft mean by their statement that Traidcraft is a Christian response to poverty.

Traidcraft have won numerous awards for the social accounts it reports. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... A stakeholder is a person who holds money or other property while its owner is being determined. ... A stakeholder is a person who holds money or other property while its owner is being determined. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ...


In 2006 Traidcraft received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development The Queens Award for Enterprise is an award for British companies and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development. ... Sustainable development is defined as balancing the fulfillment of human needs with the protection of the natural environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. ...


The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) gives out the award annually for Corporate social responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept which encourages organizations to consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of the organizations activities on customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment in all aspects of its operations. ...

  • 2005 - Winner
  • 2004 – Runner-up
  • 2003 – Joint winner with Cooperative Insurance Society (CIS)
  • 2002 – Joint runner-up with Cooperative Insurance Society (CIS)

In 2005 Traidcraft were awarded with the Social Enterprise Champion (Organisation) Award at the New Statesman Upstarts awards. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Statesman is a left-of-centre political weekly published in London. ...


A link to Traidcraft's Social Accounts can be found below under External Links. Although the term social is a crucial category in social science and often used in public discourse, its meaning is often vague, suggesting that it is a fuzzy concept. ...


Traidcraft Meet the People Tours

Traidcraft have been giving people to chance to visit their fair trade producers for over 20 years and they have changed and evolved into Meet the People Tours. Previously called People to People Tours the name was changed in 2005 due to copyright issues with another organisation in the USA. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The tours offer people who are interested in fair trade the chance to visit the people who benefit most from fair trade. The tour includes visits to workshops, workers homes as well as visiting sites of historic interest i.e. Taj Mahal. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... Taj Mahal Location of the Taj Mahal within India The Taj Mahal (Devanagari: ताज महल, Nastaliq: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. ...


Countries that can be visited include: India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Cuba, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Latin America. Traidcraft Meet the People tours were Highly Commended in the Responsible Tourism Award for Best Tour Operator in 2005. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See the Flipside

At the Youthwork Conference in Southport (10th -12th November, 2006), Traidcraft launched the See the Flipside campaign. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The campaign is aimed at engaging young people in fair trade issues. The See the Flipside campaign aims to mobilise the desire shown by young people in 2005 to Make Poverty History by highlighting the flipside of consumer choices and showing them how they can make a positive impact on individuals and communities in the developing world. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The Make Poverty History campaign (which is written as MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY) was a British and Irish coalition of charities, religious groups, trade unions, campaigning groups and celebrities who mobilized around the UKs prominence in world politics in 2005 to increase awareness and pressure governments into taking actions towards relieving absolute... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ...


The primary focus of the campaign is to educate young people about fair trade and encourage them to buy and sell fair trade products. Traidcraft wants youth groups to come up with creative ways of getting fair trade products into their church or community. Traidcraft want to see young people use those powers of persuasion to good effect by putting pressure on retailers, companies and governments that benefit from unfair trade. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


Youth organisations that participate in the See the Flipside campaign will be supported and resourced with promotional goods, guides for interactive learning, creative campaigning ideas and monthly mailings from Traidcraft. A See the Flipside certificate will be given out to Youth organisations that demonstrate their commitment to fair trade. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


Traidcraft Within

Traidcraft Within is a logo on a range of finished products and goods branded by other companies. It is a sign that Traidcraft has worked with the producers involved to ensure that they are benefiting properly from the trade.


The first two companies to work with Traidcraft in this way are Gerber with the Fruit Passion range of fruit juice from Cuba, and FairPlay Seeds with a range of fairly traded seeds from South Africa.


Internet Operations

Traidcraft has 3 main websites, which cover information on Traidcraft & fair trade, a webstore for the sale of fair trade products & an interactive site for customers & supporters to interact with each other. They also have a profile on MySpace and a campaigning website called See the Flipside. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Traidcraft Information

Traidcraft's main website (www.traidcraft.co.uk) was launched in the early 1990's and holds information on Traidcraft plc & Traidcraft Exchange. It gives information about Traidcraft's work, the products, the countries & producers they work with, what resources are available & how supporters can get involved with Traidcraft and fair trade. For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


Traidcraft Webstore

Traidcraft's first webstore (www.fairtradeonline.co.uk) had been running since 2001, in 2003 Traidcraft took over joint ownership with Oxfam UK and it was hosted on the Yahoo! Stores platform. In August 2004 a new webstore was launched branded without Oxfam and entirely run by Traidcraft (www.traidcraftshop.co.uk) Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Yahoo” redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oxfam International logo Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working together with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. ...


Traidcraft InterActive

Traidcraft's Interactive site (www.traidcraftinteractive.co.uk) was in launched June 2005. The site is for Traidcraft & fair trade supporters to communicate with each other, discussing relevant topics, advertising events and campaigning. The interactive site is a forum based community site for anybody who has an interest in fair trade. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


MySpace

In April 2006 Traidcraft set up a profile on the MySpace social networking website, the site includes blogs of people's travels to visit suppliers via the Meet the People Tours programme, details on campaigns for Trade Justice & events Traidcraft are holding. — Not to be confused with social network services such as MySpace, etc. ... It has been suggested that Online diary be merged into this article or section. ... Trade justice is a campaign by non-governmental organisations, such as consumer groups, trade unions, faith groups, aid agencies and environmental groups. ...


See the Flipside

Launched in November 2006 the See the Flipside campaign website is aimed at engaging young people in fair trade issues. Individuals & organisations can sign up online to support the campaign and receive help from Traidcraft in their campaigning. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


See also

Shared Interest Shared Interest Society Limited is a fair trade financial co-operative based in the United Kingdom formed in 1990. ...

ATOs AgroFair | Alter Eco | Artisans du Monde | Cafédirect | Claro Fair Trade | Cooperative Coffees | Ctm altromercato | Divine Chocolate | Equal Exchange | Equita | El Puente | EZA Fairer Handel | Fair Trade Original | Gepa The Fair Trade Company | Ideas | Intermon Oxfam | La Siembra | Oxfam-Magasins du monde | Oxfam Trading | Oxfam-Wereldwinkels | SERRV International | Solidar'Monde | Traidcraft | Twin Trading | Ten Thousand Villages | Veja Sneakers

An alternative trading organization (ATO) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) explicitly committed to realigning exploitative global trading structures, particularly those involving partners in developing countries. ... Alter Eco is a French alternative trading organization, created in 1998, specialized in the import and the distribution of Fairtrade products. ... Cafédirect is a UK-based alternative trading organization. ... Ctm altromercato is Italys largest alternative trading organization. ... Divine Chocolate Limited, formerly the Day Chocolate Company, is a manufacturer of Fairtrade chocolate products in the United Kingdom. ... Equal Exchange is a for-profit Fairtrade company located in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts that distributes organic, gourmet coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by farmer cooperatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia. ... The GEPA is Europes largest alternative trading organization. ... SERRV International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, alternative trading organization operating in the United States and in Africa, Asia and Latin America. ... Twin Trading is a leading alternative trading company in the United Kingdom. ... Ten Thousand Villages is a program of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) started in 1946 that pioneered the concept of fair trade by buying crafts directly from artisans in the developing world and paying a living wage. ... Launched in March 2005 in Paris and Tokyo, Veja is a brand of ecological and fair trade sneakers. ...

External links

  • Traidcraft website
  • Traidcraft Webstore
  • Traidcraft Interactive
  • Traidcraft's Social Accounts Online
  • Traidcraft MySpace
  • See the Flipside website

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