Welcome to the Fair Trade Directory Australia

 

Are you looking for Fair Trade products? Take a browse through the directory and find Fair Trade products such as coffee, tea, artwork, clothing, handmade items and much more from Australian Businesses that support Fair Trade.

 

The Fair Trade Directory Australia offers suppliers and businesses offering Fairtrade and Sweatshop free products the opportunity to connect with consumers who wish to make ethical purchasing decisions. Fair Trade businesses can list for free in the directory.

 

Fair Trade Directory Australia also welcomes submissions of articles, events and markets that are relevant to Fair Trade, if you wish to contribute, please contact us, using the contact form.

 

Browse and locate Fair Trade suppliers, shops and businesses located within Australia.

 

 

Manly Fair Trade Market

Title: Manly Fair Trade Market
Location: Manly Wharf Forecourt – Manly NSW
Link out: Manly Council
Description: Visit the Manly Fair Trade Market on World Fair Trade Day, Saturday May 8, 2010 – 9am – 4pm.

Manly Fair Trade Markets occur twice a year, typically during Fair Trade Fortnight in May and then again in December for Christmas. A range of Fair Trade vendors are showcased along with entertainment, kid’s activities, Fair Trade coffee and chocolate and much more… The markets are something not to be missed!

Start Time: 9.00am
Date: Saturday May 8, 2010
End Time: 4.00pm

Book – The Life You Can Save


The Life You Can Save

Acting now to end world poverty
Author – Peter Singer

Publication date: 1st February 2010

Most of us are absolutely certain that we wouldn’t hesitate to save a drowning child, and that we would do it at considerable cost to ourselves. Yet while thousands of children die each day, we spend money on things we take for granted, and would hardly miss if they were not there. Is that wrong? If so, how far does our obligation to the poor go?

According to the World Bank 1.4 billion people live on less than US$1.25 per day. This entails a vast amount of suffering and avoidable loss of life. The Life You Can Save offers a solution to world poverty. With his trademark clarity, logic and intellectual flair Peter Singer shows us not only that this solution is possible, but also that we have a moral obligation to be part of it.

All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Oxfam. Five per cent of Text Publishing’s revenue from this book will be donated to Hamlin Fistula Relief & Aid Fund.

Buy online – The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty

Fair Trade Fortnight – Events – Markets

Are you involved in organising an event for Fair Trade Fortnight or know of an event?

Get some free publicity for it via Fair Trade Directory Australia, contact us with the details and we will add it to the Fair Trade Directory plus tweet about it so that awareness of the event, market or fair can be raised.

Contact us here

Media Release-The nation’s favourite chocolate: Now Fairtrade Certified™

The nation’s favourite chocolate: Now Fairtrade Certified™ and on shelf throughout Australia
Cadbury® Dairy Milk™ milk chocolate, the nation’s favourite chocolate in Australia is now Fairtrade Certified™ and on sale throughout the country.

As the number one selling chocolate block in both Australia and New Zealand, Cadbury Dairy Milk becoming Fairtrade Certified™ is expected to increase Fairtrade chocolate sales by up to 20 fold, and double last year’s total sales of Fairtrade Certified™ products in Australia.

In Ghana, one of the main countries from where Cadbury globally sources its cocoa beans, 45 thousand farmers and their communities have already benefited from Cadbury’s global commitment to Fairtrade, a figure which is expected to increase to up to one million farmers within the next ten years through the work of Fairtrade and the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership.

Fairtrade provides farmers with the security of fair and stable prices for their produce and social premiums for investment in economic and local community development. Fairtrade helps these communities through trade not aid.

Speaking on this announcement the Executive Director of Fairtrade Labelling ANZ, Steve Knapp, said,

“From today, lovers of Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate will be able to make their purchase in the knowledge that they are supporting a brighter future for very small scale cocoa farmers, their families and their villages. This is a real milestone for Fairtrade and for cocoa growers in Ghana. While Fairtrade Certified™ Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate will create a step-change in awareness of Fairtrade in Australia, the real impacts will be in Ghana where it will potentially transform the lives and opportunities for thousands of people in cocoa-growing communities.”

“Cadbury is leading the way, listening to consumers and demonstrating that major chocolate manufacturers can make a real difference by helping to tackle poverty and empowering poor and disadvantaged cocoa farmers. We actively encourage other manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand to follow Cadbury’s lead”

Aussie Olympic hero, Libby Trickett, has joined forces with Fairtrade and Cadbury and is helping educate the nation about the benefits of buying Fairtrade Certified™ products. As a Cadbury Fairtrade ambassador, Libby recently traveled more than 15,000km to Ghana to learn first hand about the difference Fairtrade Certification™ can make.

Speaking about the trip Libby said:

“Experiencing first hand the difference Fairtrade makes was both inspiring and overwhelming. Something as simple as having a well built in a village means for the children of that community, instead of walking for hours every day to collect water, they can go to school. Fairtrade empowers these communities and for the first time they can plan for a future. Choosing which chocolate to treat yourself with has a direct impact on these people’s lives.”

In research released today by Fairtrade Labelling Australia and New Zealand, the Fairtrade movement in Australia is shown to be growing rapidly with awareness and engagement on the rise for the sixth year running.

Sales of Fairtrade Certified™ products have risen by 50 per cent with a 30 per cent increase in Australian businesses now licensed to trade in Fairtrade Certified™ products. This has contributed to 2009 retail sales in Australia exceeding $36 million, up from $23 million in 2008.

Research released by Cadbury shows that three quarters (75 per cent) of Australians polled said they would buy a product which helped to provide clean drinking water, build schools and buy essential farming tools for farmers and workers in developing countries. On understanding more about the positive difference Fairtrade makes, the number of Australians polled who stated they would, or would consider, changing their purchasing decisions jumped to 93 per cent.

Amanda Banfield, Director of Marketing for Cadbury said: “Cadbury has been committed to ethical sourcing for over a century. By securing Fairtrade certification for Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate products, we honour that heritage and are now making it much easier for consumers to choose Fairtrade. They can now enjoy the taste of the Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate they’ve always loved, knowing they are also helping improve the lives of cocoa farming communities in developing countries.”

For further information or materials, product samples, imagery, Ghana imagery or interview opportunities with Libby Trickett, Fairtrade or Cadbury please contact:

BANG PR: 02 9018 2222
sarah@bangpr.com.au, emma@bangpr.com.au

Celebration of all things Fair Trade – Fair Trade High Tea

The key Queensland event for the Fair Trade Fortnight 2010, Australia and New Zealand’s biggest celebration of all things fair trade. Enjoy delicious finger food, including cakes, scones, and sandwiches, accompanied by Fair Trade coffee and tea during this inspirational afternoon, with a glass of champagne on arrival.

Featuring International Guest Speaker, Kohinoor Yeasmin, CEO of Bangladesh fair trade organisation Tarango, and an Ethical Fashion Showcase. Kohinoor will be speaking on her personal experiences and the positive impact of fair trade on her country and the people in Bangladesh. Her work with some of the most marginalised women in the country has had considerable impact, giving many women their chance at independence and an education.

The Fair Trade High Tea will be held at the Arts Centre, overlooking the Brisbane River, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School, Ascot on Saturday 8 May 2010, between 2 and 4pm. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on line by going to www.qldfairtrade.org.au or contact us at qldfairtrade@gmail.com. For more information on this event or our guest speaker, please visit our website at www.qldfairtrade.org.au. Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! All proceeds from the event will be donated towards giving young girls in Bangladesh a high school education, for a chance many do not receive, and towards continuing to promote the fair trade message in Queensland.

Introducing Ethical Gifts

Telephone Wire Red BowlEthical Gifts is  a new Australian Fair Trade business offering a range of unusual earth friendly and fair trade products from around the world. Ethical gifts offers a variety of stylish fair trade gifts, earth friendly products, handmade toys, elegant jewellery, gifts made from sustainable or recycled materials, green gifts and locally made products.

Founder and business owner of Ethical Gifts, Beth spoke with us here at Fair Trade Directory about the reasons behind why she chose to sell Fair Trade products.

Beth told us that she is not a macro thinker, world poverty, inequality, exploitation and the sadness they cause, of course, they are huge concerns but the sheer spirit behind the fair trade products has become my passion. Such pride, such optimism, such tenacity and such skill!!

So much of what goes under the fair trade label is superbly made arts and crafts, items to treasure,items to value and with each product there also is an untold story. Stories of hardship we in the Western World can barely imagine, stories of struggling, of fear, of loss, of pain but given the opportunity the products show people rising above this. Fair Trade provides that opportunity and it is through it I have encountered some of the best of what makes us human – hope dignity creativity, resourcefulness.

Beth says she has chosen to try and make a small difference through selling fair trade because she has an enormous admiration for the people behind the products, because Beth believes it is not just about giving or about charity, it is essentially about respect.

Visit Ethical Gifts online at: www.ethicalgifts.net.au

Coris Humpty DumptySwimmer Ornament Khmer pattern silver bracelet

World Fair Trade Day

Fair Trade Fortnight 2010  will be held from 1-16 May 2010.
Part of Fair Trade fortnight is  World Fair Trade Day.

This year World Fair Trade Day will be held on Saturday May 8.

To find out more about World Fair Trade Day visit: www.worldfairtradeday10.org

Fair Trade Fortnight 2010

Fair Trade Fortnight is on again and this year will be held from May 1 – 16 and will be filled with great Fair Trade events and celebrations across Australia and New Zealand.

Watch this space for updates and news on events to be held during Fair Trade Fortnight and also dont forget World Fair Trade day will be Saturday May

Semaphore Community Markets

Title: Semaphore Community Markets
Location: 200 Military Rd, Semaphore, South Australia
Link out: Click here
Description: Next Semaphore Community Markets 6 DEC 2009 10am -3pm, 200 Military Rd, Semaphore
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-12-06
End Time: 15:00

Art Exhibition

Title: Art Exhibition
Location: The Wild Fig Cafe Watermans
Link out: Click here
Description: Tribal Earth is having an Art Exhibition at The Wild Fig Cafe in Watermans, Perth. Every 3 months the Cafe has an Art Exhibition, Tribal Earth Art will be Exhibiting from end of Nov to end of Feb. The Wild Fig Cafe sells Fair Trade Coffee & supports the principles of Fair Trade.
Date: 2009-11-28

 

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