All THE FAIR TRADE STORE`s suppliers and importers are accredited by The British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS), The Fairtrade Foundation, or are those who uphold “Fair Trade Principles”.

By purchasing online from us, you are now just a few steps away from the actual producers in the developing world, such as Asia, South America and Africa.

THE FAIR TRADE STORE

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Fair Trade Principles mean that wherever possible, “middlemen” are taken out of the supply chain, to allow as much money as commercially possible to go directly to the actual producers and farmers themselves.

Here is the unusually short supply chain explained:-

Step 1 The producers and farmers themselves, who are usually grouped into locally based cooperatives or associations to help them access the market.

Step 2 The suppliers and importers, always UK based, who work directly with these cooperatives or associations and who buy from them on Fair Trade terms.

Step 3 THE FAIR TRADE STORE, your UK based Online Shop, which has a personal relationship with these suppliers and importers and carefully selects Fair Trade gifts to sell to you.

Step 4 You, the customer. By buying from THE FAIR TRADE STORE you really are “helping to make a difference”, because after your purchase we then need to order more stock, which in turn creates demand back with the producers who then have to supply more stock on Fair Trade Terms…… and the cycle continues………

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