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Traidcraft Mission Statement

Traidcraft's mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives. Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, the organisation combines a trading company and a development charity.


They build lasting relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.


In Helen's Bay, Wendy Quinn heads up the team that promotes Traidcraft products.


It's a great way to make a practical difference. It's easier for your church, friends and family to make a habit of buying Fairtrade, learn more about it and discover a whole range of Fairtrade products they didn't know about.


It might feel like your individual purchases make little difference, but collectively your small group, church or local community can have a huge impact. Churches around the UK spend around £5 million on Fairtrade products from Traidcraft every year. To our producers that means a fair price, fresh water, education for their children, the ability to take control of their lives, dignity and respect. It means hope.