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 world is currently facing a pandemic, and this is having a huge effect on the people who make our clothes.
Retailers have had to close their doors and encourage their customer base to order online. None the less, the desire to buy new clothes appears to have decreased due to the Coronavirus making us focus on other aspects in our lives.
It is worth noting that there is potentially a positive amidst this crisis that we are learning to care for the clothes we already own better, more and more people are opting to mend and make clothes and also adopt a mindset of longevity when it comes to our wardrobes; suggesting an encouraging step to end overconsumption.
However, the halt in manufacturing has meant that the most vulnerable, lowest paid people in the fashion supply chain are feeling the worst effects. IndustriALL, the global trade union has reported that millions of garment workers have lost their jobs as a result of the virus and have no access to social or financial safety nets.
Continue reading The Fashion Industry’s Response to COVID-19
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
With Summer fast approaching it’s time to think about sun protection for you and your family. Of course it’s important to use sun protection all year round, but it’s especially needed during the hotter months when the sun is high and the sky is clear. While finding the highest sun protection for our family is the number one factor when it comes to choosing sun protection, we also have to look at how those products affect our planet. Continue reading Protect your skin this Summer with Green People
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