At Trade Aid, we believe in the power of every single person to change the world.
We are a sustainably-focused organisation, and in our quest to build a better world, we know that small choices can make a big impact. Many of us are familiar with the quote that every dollar you spend is a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. At Christmas time, this rings particularly true.
The festive season can bring on feelings of anxiety with the pressure to do much more than what we would usually do. It’s easy to spend too much of your precious time searching for the perfect gift, it’s easy to spend too much money. It’s easy for the hype of consumerism to dictate our purchasing decisions. Christmas shouldn’t be hard on our wallet or our planet.
When you give a gift that is made in a fair and sustainable way, everyone feels good – you, your loved one, the person who made it and the planet!
At Trade Aid there are plenty of ways to change our buying habits, while still participating in the joys of the festive season. All our products are fair trade which means every artisan, producer and farmer receives a fair price for their work. We’ve built personal, long-term trading partnerships with these people and we’ve seen how fair trade improves livelihoods, businesses and communities.