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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
Meet Our Suppliers………
At the Fair Trade Shop, we offer a wide range of products ethically sourced from suppliers committed to the principles and practice of fair trade, many of which are certified. Information about the selected supplier and its product range can be found below, or click here to see our map showing product source locations. More information can be obtained from the supplier’s own web site by clicking the logo.……
Starting from humble beginnings selling from a stall in Camden Market, Rainstick Trading has now grown to be a Fair Trade wholesale organisation importing goods from 15 countries.
Named after its first product (originating in South America, a rainstick is a long, hollow tube partially filled with small pebbles or beans making a sound reminiscent of rain falling when the tube is upended.), although not a certified company, Rainstick has established relationships with a number of small artisan family and cooperative suppliers following the principles of fair trade.
It is loyal and reasonable in all its dealings with developing suppliers, helping them to understand the export market where possible. It seeks to work together with suppliers to build long term relationships that are both financially and materially sustainable. Specialising in hand mde items, it does not buy from large factories and sources most of its goods from developing countries especially in Africa and South America but also Asia.
To visit the Rainstick Trading web site and learn more of its operations, click the logo below.