Want to buy some new items traded fairly from all over the world? Then welcome to The Trading Circle!
The Trading Circle is a not-for-profit Fair Trade organisation directly importing fair trade products from 40 different produce groups, mostly from South Asia, Africa and South America. The Trading Circle started in 1995 as a response to the extreme poverty they saw within the network of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. What makes The Trading Circle stand out is that they believe women are the key to make the world free from injustice and poverty. The Trading Circle supports the efforts of women and their journey of out of poverty with all the products at the store being fair trade and hand made by women
Fair trade is the idea to ensure better pricing, working conditions, long-term contract and community development & sustainability. With all fair trade products, there is no child labor, slavery or sweatshops involved. So to choose fair trade means you are helping producers, small farmers and artisans have better life and making the world a better place!
The atmosphere at the store is typical of the stylish suburb of Paddington, world music will greet you as you arrive and you will feel welcomed by fabulous, kind and passionate staff. Here are some of the incredible fairly traded fashion items you can introduce to your fashion.
lot of colorful scarves! You'll find something you like. One of a kinds, Lao silk “Mulberries” scarves use natural dye and handcrafted. Every purchase matters to help women out of poverty.
This is made from juice boxes and chips bags. Alaykapwa from Philippines uses traditional way of weaving and makes these products. How awesome is it?
The cute owl backpack is upcycled in ChiangRai, Thailand. Made from scrapes of textiles, so each backpack is unique and one-and-only.
One of the volunteers wearing a 100% Alpaca fiber poncho from Peru.
The store also stocks etiko thongs, a fairtrade and sustainable brand from Melbourne.
One Colour is also stocked at the store. All One Colour is fairtraded from Kenya and uses sustainable textiles. (Brisbane store only)
These pieces are made by 3 Daughters, an upcycled jewellery brand stocked at the Brisbane store. These items are made from reclaimed woods, aluminium and even animal bones.
Hop in to the store and become a part of fair traded and environmentally conscious fashion items all for a great cause!
Brisbane: 100 Latrobe Tce. Paddington, Qtd 4064
Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 5.00pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sydney: 27 Lackey St, Summer Hill NSW 2130
Open; Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm,
Thursday and Friday 10am to 7pm,Saturday 9.00 am to 5pm