Pop in to the Fair Trade POPup

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

It's Fair Trade Fortnight again! From 3rd to 19th May. Fair Trade Fortnight showcases fairly traded products from around the world. This year, as part of the range of events happening around Australia, you can visit The Fair Trade POPup Shop in Paddington.

The Fair Trade POPup Shop at 394 Oxford St, Paddington, will be open from 4th – 19th May. Far more than just tea and coffee, you will find beautiful clothing, accessories and gifts - you'll be sure to find something for your Mum for Mother's Day. It's a great way to see a great selection of Fair Trade, quality items, all in one place.

Join the fun and come along and support these businesses that are doing such a great job. They not only source beautiful, unique items from all over the world. In doing so, they support producers, allowing fair access to markets, wage justice and support environmental standards. I've included a full list of of the businesses participating below. 

Many of these businesses I have written about, and have purchased items from myself. I can vouch for the quality of the items, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. But most of all, I can vouch for the passion behind these businesses. Great people focused on doing great things.


Fair Trade POPup Shop
394 Oxford St

AfriBeads hand-made lacquered Paper Beads, bags and baskets from Uganda providing employment for women that enables them to care for their families.

AWARE... The social design project” ethically responsible fashion, accessories and gifts.

Bozy eco sustainable bags, shoes, homewares and fabrics.

Celeste Handmade Ethical Trade a non for profit company who wholesales, retails and are consultants for sourcing fairly traded products directly from the producers.

East Timor Woven Art works with women weavers and seamstresses finding overseas markets, providing employment and income.

Ethica Accessories the trading name of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Peruvian Project provides employment and income to hundreds of women in Peru offering a wide range of alpaca products, bags, children’s clothing, toys, home wares and more.

Every Little Girl - Fashion with a conscience and handcrafted toys for girls and boys from baby to 9 years.  10% of our profits support projects for women and girls in the third world.

Import Ants – wholesalers of Elephant Dung Paper, Natural fibre Body & Kitchen Brushes and eco-friendly gifts, wrap stationery & string from Sri Lanka.

Kaleidoscope imports handmade, fair trade hand bags and accessories from artisans and small communities from around the world.  

Myadashi  a funky new textiles brand specialising in handprinted, fairly traded, organic quilts, wraps and tablecloths for kids and adults. 

My Ecofriend is a wholesaler that specialises in selling enviro-friendly stylish bags, homewares, and fashion accessories handmade from recycled materials by women in the Philippines.

Oxfam Shop deals with over 60 fair trade organisations around the world, who support thousands of producers including Indigenous Australians. 

rrepp Fairtrade Eco Sports Balls & Organic Street Gear. Retailing to individuals and families, as well as Corporate Businesses, Schools & Sporting Clubs. rrepp - Coz the planet's watching.

SANAA AFRIKA - imports art works and craft pieces by contemporary African emerging and established artists and artisans, trading fair and working with them to support their artistic endeavours and community.

Serendipity Fair Trade Shop and Resource centre is a Community space within St Stephens Church Belrose promoting & selling Fair Trade products.

Seven Women is an International aid and development organisation empowering marginalised and socially isolated Nepali women through skills training and employment.  www.seven-women.org 

WEFTshop, a non-profit enterprise enabling refugee artisans from Burma access to a fair wage by creating beautiful accessories, homewares and kids wear that celebrates the meeting of traditional skills and contemporary design.

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