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  • This beautiful cutlery is handmade from stainless steel and has a gorgeous recycled copper handle. 🍴🍴🍴
Handmade by skilled artisans working with Aspiration International, one of our fair trade partners in India 🙌🏼 All Aspiration copper products are made from recycled copper, and are guaranteed to have no traces of any heavy metals ✨
Available in-store and online ♥️
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  • 💫 Travel update 💫
Michelia, Trade Aid's Development Manager is currently catching up with old friends and visiting artisans working with UPAVIM in Guatemala 🙌🏼
📷: Michelia was lucky enough to be in the UPAVIM workroom when Bilba was making the first item of Trade Aid's order for 2019, a headband made from handwoven traditional Guatemalan fabric. Bilba loves sewing and is studying in her spare time to become a fashion designer. She says, It's good to have a dream, you should never give up on it.
  • Trade Aid Importers is a social enterprise. We are a mission-based organisation and we engage in commercial trading activities to achieve our aims and goals 🥅♥️ We are committed to creating a strong business for the benefit of everyone involved 💪🏼💪🏼 To make sure this is not at the detriment of any of our stakeholders we undertake social accounting to understand our impact at each point of our supply chain ⛓

Start a journey through our Social Accounts at our website ✨
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  • 💫 Travel update 💫

Michelia, Trade Aid's Development Manager is currently catching up with old friends and visiting artisans working with UPAVIM in Guatemala 🙌🏼 📷: Michelia and Lily. In 2016 Michelia interviewed Lily and she told us her very personal experience of how she had grown and changed through working with UPAVIM. (You can view this here 👇🏼 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYwM2R-FpI)

Michelia said it was wonderful to catch up with her again in 2019 and to find out that she is now the artisan representative whose role is to advocate for change to improve the artisans working experience. 
UPAVIM is a fully female artisan collective who through profits from their craft work are able to fund early childhood and primary education in their community. Check out our range of products from UPAVIM online or in-store.
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  • This Māori Language Week we'd love to learn how to ask for a fair trade coffee - can anyone help? 🤔 ✨ Whether you’re just starting your reo Māori journey — he tohunga kē rānei koe — engage in te reo Māori and be part of the revitalisation movement ✨
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  • 💫 Travel update 💫

Michelia, Trade Aid's Development Manager is currently visiting artisans working with UPA in small town Taxco el Viejo in the Guerrero region of Mexico 🇲🇽 📷:

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Raspberry chocolate truffles

August 23, 2019

These soft-centred rich chocolate treats are sprinkled with raspberry shavings and are sure to delight.

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Chilli hot chocolate

August 9, 2019

A cup of chilli hot chocolate is the perfect pick me up!

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Good news!

July 22, 2019

Good news! Our new Drinking Chocolate packaging is now better for you and better for the planet. 

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New initiative

Trade Aid is pleased to be involved in a new initiative with Christian World Service (CWS).

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Hot chocolate heaven

July 8, 2019

This recipe is a favourite from our Havelock North store.

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Without fair trade, coffee farmers are struggling

July 7, 2019

Driving across the mountainous landscape of western Guatemala in February this year, the group of coffee roasters I was leading…

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Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together

June 17, 2019

Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people and communities together.

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Winner announced

June 12, 2019

We had loads of fun looking at the 100’s of entries we received in the #FlavourInnovation competition and we’re pleased to announce we have a winner!

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Winter warmer

June 10, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a glorious soup. This one is an absolute winner from Bonne in our craft team.

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Coffee quality in Central America

May 20, 2019

Central America is the narrow ribbon of land that connects the North and South American continents from Southern Mexico…

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Best in class

May 18, 2019

It’s very common for coffee farmers to use the extra income that they earn from fair trade sales to ensure that the next generation…

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World Fair Trade Day 2019

April 17, 2019

Every year, we celebrate with a variety of events and activities, showcasing the very best of Trade Aid, and highlighting…

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Tea Action Project

April 9, 2019

What do you consider when you choose your tea bag off the shelf?

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Fair trade chocolate affogato

March 31, 2019

Full flavoured coffee, topped with our organic, fair trade chocolate and drizzled with Trade Aid chocolate sauce… this recipe is an absolute treat!  

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The Land of a Thousand Hills

February 27, 2019

“It is a country of rolling hills, volcanic soils, an average temperature of about 20 degrees and plenty of seasonal rain. It is, in other words, an ideal place to grow coffee.”

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Ethiopian coffee news from the current harvest

February 26, 2019

Hear about Justin Purser’s recent visit to Ethiopia where the price of coffee was a hot topic.

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