Traidcraft Exchange’s mission is to use the power of trade to create lasting solutions to poverty.
In theory, trade should be beneficial for everyone involved. As goods and money are exchanged everyone should benefit. However, in global trade this doesn’t happen. In a lot of cases global trade feeds the rich and exploits the poor and therefore traps people in poverty.
Everyone should be paid fairly for their work no matter which country you live in. When trade is done right, no one will live in poverty.
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The summer holidays have started, and almost as soon as they do you’ll start seeing all sorts of ‘Back to School’ messages, promotions and things to buy. When I was at school nothing beat the excitement of the long, long summer holidays, at the beginning it seemed like they would go on forever and school became a distant memory very quickly. I used to get very annoyed to see back to school promotions in shops sometimes only a week after school had broken up, and they became even more depressing as the seemingly endless summer holidays were coming to a close, I didn’t need to be reminded of this fact! But it’s easy to take school for granted, whilst it may have seemed like a chore to go to, many children around the world don’t get this same chance and would love to have the same opportunities. For parents it’s also easy to take it for granted that your child will have the chance of a good education and the opportunity to go on to further study for find a job after this. This is not something the Dalit people of India can expect.
Continue reading Back to School? – But not all children are so fortunate
Did you know there are over 80 types of whales and dolphins? Whale and Dolphin Conservation (known as WDC) is the leading global charity dedicated to their conservation and protection. WDC defends these amazing creatures against the many threats they face – via campaigns, lobbying, conservation projects, advising governments, field research and animal rescue. Their vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free. Continue reading Supporting Whale & Dolphin Conservation
From the 18th to the 24th of April it’s Fashion Revolution Week and on the 24th it’s Fashion Revolution Day. Do you know what Fashion Revolution is? If not, let us tell you! Their aim is to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, to make fashion a lot fairer and make sure the industry values people and the environment for a more sustainable future. Continue reading Fashion Revolution
One of our chosen charities, the Disasters Emergency Committee is responding to April’s devastasting earthquakes in Nepal. One of their member agencies, Concern, has an amazing innovation they’re using to help people rebuild in Nepal. Continue reading Helping Nepal rebuild – with solar power