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  • Our team met Farida on their recent trip to Bangladesh and were so inspired by this wonderful hardworking woman! 
This image show Farida and her son in front of their colourful home in Saidpur, Bangladesh. Farida was able to build this gorgeous place using income from her job with Saidpur Enterprises, makers of many of Trade Aid jute products. 
Learn more about Saidpur Enterprises and browse their product range at out website ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ
  • This enticing rainbow of handmade paper is located in our partner Prokritee's showroom in Dhaka, Bangladesh ๐Ÿ˜ Drool!

Find out more about Prokritee and browse their product range at our website ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ #handmade #fairtrade #tradeaid #handmadepaper #handmadechange #bangladesh #dhaka #newzealand
  • The 2018 Ethical Fashion Guide has been released by @tearfundnz Will the results change your shopping habits?

The Ethical Fashion Guide is a practical tool you can use to reduce worker exploitation and alleviate poverty in developing countries where clothes are manufactured ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Get your copy of the guide ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 
#ethicalfashionguide #ethicalfashion #fairtrade #tradeaid #newzealand #ethicalshopping #supplychain
  • As seen in the April issue of @mindfoodmag ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Did you know Trade Aid was founded in 1973 by Christchurch couple Vi and Richard Cottrell? Itโ€™s fair to say weโ€™ve seen a lot over the years. But some things havenโ€™t changed, weโ€™re still 100% committed to a way of trade which helps improve the lives of the talented producers and artisans we work with.

#FairTrade #FairTradeOrganisation #Founders #FairTradeFounders #Christchurch #NewZealand #history
  • Picked up these beautiful, ethically made tea towels $5 each from the @trade_aid National sale! Bargains on homewares ๐Ÿงก Lots of gorgeous finds. #imadeadifference #ethicallymade #support #artisan #shoplocal #supportlocal #tradeaid ๐Ÿ“ท: @ecomailbox
  • Organic, fair trade chocolate raisins for gifting to loved ones or devouring for yourself this Easter ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜ Sweet, juicy raisins and rich, dark 70% chocolate combine for a perfectly balanced, bittersweet treat.

These adorable bunny slippers (๐Ÿ“ท pictured below) are only available from your local Trade Aid shop.


Chocolate nut clusters

April 17, 2018

This recipe is perfect if you want something sweet on hand

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Trade Aid celebrates millionth bar

April 13, 2018

Our Sweet Justice chocolate factory in Christchurch has produced its one-millionth bar of fair trade chocolate!

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Organic Week New Zealand

April 10, 2018

Trade Aid is proud to be participating in NZโ€™s first Organic Week from April 9 – 15, 2018.

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Easter is coming

March 21, 2018

We like to think outside the square with everything we do, and our organic chocolate is no exception.

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March 20, 2018

Bargains with a clear conscience.

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New Christchurch shop location

March 13, 2018

Trade Aid is thrilled to announce the new location of our Christchurch shop

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International Women’s Day

March 7, 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day. The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) says: “Women are key to gender equality and sustainable development.”

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Ultimate autumn treat

March 1, 2018

Fill your house with aromas of ginger and cinnamon and indulge in some good old fashioned baking.

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Bangladesh and Nepal, here we come!

February 28, 2018

At Trade Aid we believe in creating real relationships with the producers of our products, and we think this means meeting face to face.

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Trade Aid Christchurch shop is on the move

January 31, 2018

Our Christchurch shop has enjoyed its time at the Container Mall but now it is time to say goodbye as we prepare to move on to our new, exciting location. We will be re-opening in March 2018.

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Product recall

December 21, 2017

Trade Aid Importers advises that we are voluntarily recalling the SIPA โ€˜Clown Counting Setโ€™ due to a safety hazard of a small part.

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Tropical chocolate bark

December 11, 2017

The perfect edible gift idea with many possible variations.

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Spiced chocolate truffles

There’s something very personal and meaningful about a gift that you took the time to make yourself.ย 

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Homemade fair trade ice-cream

December 4, 2017

Did you know it’s super easy to make your own ice-cream at home? And you don’t necessarily need dairy or refined sugar either!

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Jute is beaut

November 20, 2017

The fair trade and eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic bags

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Vi Cottrell presented with a Tempus Award

November 15, 2017

A lifelong passion and a willingness to help those in need has seen former Woodford House student Vi Cottrell presented with a Tempus Award

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