Join a Beach/Waterways Clean Up near you this summer

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan

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We’re taking some small steps this summer to reduce our negative impact. Because small steps can lead to big change.


Beach, river, lake or pond. Join a Waterways Clean Up this summer in an area near you. Gather the kids, your friends and whānau, give an hour and together we can do some good for the planet and our local community.



Join us to do some good in our environment.

Please enquire in store if you would like to learn more.
What to bring; Sunscreen, hat, gloves, water bottle.

Trade Aid Christchurch – Wednesday 18 January at 11.45am meeting at 174 Gayhurst Road. 

Trade Aid Whangārei – Saturday 21 January at 4pm Beach Road meeting at Onerahi Beach playground. 

Trade Aid Westcity – Monday 23 January at 11am, Bethells Beach.

Trade Aid Palmerston North – Monday 23 January at 11am, Manawatū River. 

Trade Aid Kāpiti – Monday 23 January at 3- 4pm meeting at Paraparaumu Beach Boating Club.

Trade Aid Whaingaroa – Wednesday 25 January at 3pm, Raglan Beach.

Trade Aid Napier – Wednesday February 8 at 1-12.30pm, Waitangi park Awatoto. 

Trade Aid Ponsonby – Friday 10 February at 6pm, Takapuna Beach.

Trade Aid Timaru – Friday 10 February at 11am meeting at Jacks Point in the carpark at the end of Ellis Road.

Trade Aid Sylvia Park – Saturday 11 February at 11am meeting at Maraetai Point, cleaning up Waiomanu Beach.

Trade Aid Dunedin – Sunday 12 February at 2-3pm, Tomahawk Beach.

Trade Aid Nelson – Thursday 23 February at 10.30am, Tahunanui Beach cleaning the picnic area and carparks. 

Trade Aid Havelock North – 11 March, Awatoto Beach.

Trade Aid Kirikiriroa – Postponed.

Trade Aid is committed to environmental sustainability. This means we think and care about our environmental impact in everything we do.


Many of our partners and artisan makers around the globe are starting to see the real impacts of global warming. Due to this we continue to look for small actions we can take to make things better.


For instance, in December 2021, The Jute Works (CJW) visited the Baghat, Madsiapalli and Kanpur communities in Bangladesh, where climate victims have been displaced from their homes during immense nationwide flooding. CJW wanted to do a feasibility study on training women suffering from climate dislocation in handcrafts. In June 2022, we were able to train 53 women in producing bracelets and keyrings, and we are still working hard with them today.


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Back home here in Aotearoa, frivolous consumerism is creating excess and is impacting our environment. Especially during the festive season, there is a huge increase in waste going to landfill and impacting our environment.


As a community, let’s be thoughtful and intentional with our spending so we’re reducing and creating less impact on the environment around us.


Every product we own has a lifespan, so let’s find ways to reuse and extend, so we stop the short cycle.

We’ve put together 12 simple ways we can all  to reduce our negative impact: click here.

Learn more about some of our sustainability initiatives here: 

Trade Aid has Toitū Envirocare Gold certification.
Packaging Sustainability Plan.