Support Our Fair Trade Suppliers

by Scottish Fair Trade Forum in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 26th June 2020 we successfully raised £6,879 ( + est. £1051.00 Gift Aid ) with 110 supporters in 41 days

Fair Trade suppliers in Scotland play a critical role for justice, equity and sustainability in trade. Can you help us support them?

by Scottish Fair Trade Forum in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our Scottish-based Fair Trade Suppliers

The commitment of people all across Scotland to Fair Trade, a unique and transparent approach to trade that puts people and planet first, means since 2013, Scotland has been recognised as a Fair Trade Nation. Now more than never that commitment is needed.

From unwavering campaigners, educational institutions, faith groups and the broader public to our dedicated charities, local councils and government, we are all playing a part to ensure farmers and workers around the world are paid fairly, given decent working conditions and fair terms for trade.

The backbone of our movement, however, is our bustling network of Fair Trade suppliers who stock an amazing collection of goods for us to enjoy.

Since as far back as the 1960s, these importers, wholesalers and retailers have supplied Scotland with everything from household favourites - like tea, coffee, oils and sauces, biscuits, chocolate and rice - to more specialist products - like footballs, fashion items and accessories, personal care products and unique gifts. They do this all while ensuring farmers and workers around the world receive fair payment and conditions, and ultimately, the respect and dignity everyone deserves.

 

Covid-19

Surviving and thriving as an organisation while committing to Fair Trade principles is hard work  - even at the best of times. With sales now drying up, the Global Covid-19 Pandemic has brought many of them into emergency mode, with some struggling to even meet existing financial commitments. Some are looking at 12 months just to recover; others teeter on the brink of closure. Unsurprisingly however, their devotion to Fair Trade has, and will not, waver.

As the situation becomes increasingly bleak for those in developing countries - with global supply chains being disrupted and markets disappearing fast - this commitment to Fair Trade, and the stable income, decent working conditions and fair contracts its provides, has never been more important. These farmers and workers are telling us they need Fair Trade now more than ever.

                           

While our past achievements in Scotland give us much to celebrate, our Fair Trade movement is at a crucial point. If we truly want to continue justifiably calling ourselves a Fair Trade Nation, we need to do all we can to protect our Fair Trade suppliers now. Without them, Scotland cannot create and maintain fair partnerships with some of the most marginalised people in the world.

Now more than ever, people’s commitment to Fair Trade is needed.



        

How you can help

With your support and donations, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum can:

1) Allocate funding between suppliers which they can then use to:

2) Provide one-to-one supplier support, helping them:

Support and donations will be made available to the following Fair Trade suppliers by way of grant:

  • Carishea
  • Dos Mundos
  • Fair Trade Scotland
  • Gavin's Mill
  • Hadeel
  • JTS - Just Trading Scotland
  • One World Shop
  • Pacari Chocolates UK
  • Rafiki Coffee
  • Rainbow Turtle
  • Yho!Yho!


Thank you!

Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated. We have also hand-selected and purchased some fantastic items from each of the Fair Trade suppliers to have as rewards!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

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Virtual Chocolate Tasting Workshop - by Pacari

This is your unique chance to become a chocolate connoisseur! You will take part in an online workshop to enhance your knowledge about the history of chocolate, let your taste buds learn how to savour different tastes from different cacao beans and how to shop for an ethical chocolate bar. Included in the package will be 7 of their award winning organic, vegan, palm oil free dark chocolate bars!

£60 or more

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Unique & Handwoven Elephant Backpack - By Yho!Yho!

Yho!Yho!'s incredible Fair Trade elephant backpacks are lovingly handwoven from fabric into cloth in a small mill in the eastern Cape region of South Africa. Each one carries its own special story and hopes to go on amazing adventures, carry treasures and be a trusty companion for years (with just a few trips to the washing machine along the way!)

£25 or more

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Organic Chocolate Bundle - By Pacari Chocolates

3 bars of luxurious and organic Pacari Chocolate bars (50g each). Flavours include: Allspice, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Cranberry, Cuzco Pink Salt and Cacao Nibs, Passion Fruit, Orange, Guayusa (green tea from the Amazon). You can also choose their special Esmeraldas Single Origin Chocolate (60%) Bar and their Raw Organic Chocolate (70%) Bar.

£40 or more

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Enriching Shea Joy Gift Set - By Carishea

Enriching Shea Joy is a delicate scent with light floral notes of geranium, lemongrass, and patchouli. Presented in an aluminium tin, this gift set contains Shea Joy fragranced: 100g Soap Bar, 250ml Hand & Body Wash, 250ml Hand & Body Lotion.

£40 or more

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Collection of Fair Trade Ukuva Hot Sauces - By JTS

For all those lovers of spice, heat and chilli out there. You just need a hot 'drop' to feel the effects. They can all be used in cooking, as a table condiment or as a dip. Very versatile and perfect for spicing up any meal. The four flavours included are: Garlic & Chilli, Ghost XXX Chilli, Mild Four Chilli & Lemon. Sauces so hot you only need a drop!

£75 or more

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Fair Trade Tartan Bundle - By Fair Trade Scotland

A fantastic bundle from Fair Trade Scotland's WFTO Tartan Range - produced by their WFTO GS partner, Villageworks. Includes a stylish backpack, make-up holder and coin purse.

£75 or more

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Fair Trade Care Package - By Gavin's Mill

This fantastic package includes: A floral blue Kitsch Jute Bag, Kilombero Brown Rice, Chermoula North Africa Sauce, Be Bubbly Sparkling Fruit Juices, Organic Coconut Milk, Honduras & Sumatra Coffee, Clipper Hot Chocolate, Stem Ginger Cookies, Clipper Tea and a Divine Milk Chocolate Caramel Bar.

£75 or more

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Fair Trade Gift Set - By Dos Mundos

This unique bundle includes: an Earth Squared Oil Cloth Tote Bag (Green & White) and Embroidered Sheep Pin Badge; Nomads Wildlife Hedgehog Socks (Grey); and a Namaste Hand Painted Ceramic Hook (Flower).

£75 or more

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Tasty Fair Trade Hamper - By Rainbow Turtle

This fantastic collection of Fair Trade goods includes: Palestinian Olive Oil; Eswatini Mixed Fruit Chutney; Eswatini Orange & Cinnamon Marmalade; Eswatini Curry Sauce Medium; Traidcraft Breakfast Blend Teabags; Traidcraft Poppy Seed and Black Pepper Oatcakes; Divine Chocolate Bar and Café Direct Sao Tome Chocolate. These will be all beautifully wrapped in a recycled hamper. Items may be exchanged for similarly valued products if unavailable.

£75 or more

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Fair Trade Care Hamper - By One World Shop

Treat yourself or a loved one to a Fair Trade collection that includes: Clipper Green Tea, Chewy Fruit and Oat Cookies, Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate, Divine Dark Chocolate Hearts, Soothe Body Oil, Lavender Soap Trio and Flower Candles

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