Reduce Poverty with The Fair Trader
The single goal of the recently opened store The Fair Trader is to give our community the opportunity to purchase beautiful artisan products that give the gift of sustained employment for the producers, a wage which enables them to survive and thrive, and is an investment into the producer’s local community.
Bronwyn Newnham and her partner John are no strangers to impact that poverty has on individuals and families across the globe. They also know the value of supporting the makers by purchasing products that are fair trade or fairly traded.
“Both of us were born and lived in desperately poor countries. For both of us this has meant we have no illusions about the absolute horror of extreme poverty. We know it, we have seen it. It is devastating” said Bronwyn.
“We wholeheartedly believe in the power of Fair Trading to reduce poverty through the creation of real and sustained opportunities. In a world where we often feel powerless, changing the world through ethical purchasing is such a simple and positive action. We are tremendously grateful to everyone who purchases our products because each purchase helps us achieve our goal.”
The Fair Trader stock a wide range of products that are beautiful, well made and individual.
Visit the Fair Trader Store at 274 High Street, Northcote.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 11am to 5pm