Cards From Africa produce greetings cards made by young adults orphaned by disease in Rwanda. Every card is made by hand and signed on the back by the card maker, and incorporates hand made paper from recycled office waste. This work allows card makers to transition easily to another career or to start their own business. We provide them with Fairtrade work that truly embodies better lives.
Cool Trade Winds makes scarves and textiles produced by skilled artisans from Nepal, India, Thailand and Bali. Their company ethos is that all products should be fun, colourful, unique and above all be ethically sourced!
Devon Cottage Fudge make traditional, handmade, crumbly fudge which is certified Organic and Fairtrade. They use only high quality, fully traceable ingredients (no palm oil) and work with the aim of minimising impact on the environment.
Ecover creates cleaning products powered by plant-based ingredients which respect the health and wellbeing of both you and the planet. Ecover has never been tested on animals and bottles are 100% renewable, reusable and recyclable. At Headington Fairtade we Refill your Ecover products while you wait. See which products we stock and refill here
Fair to Trade Ltd supply hand made and ethically traded decorations and gifts, working closely with producers who are either members of the World Fairtrade Organisation (WFTO) or who have close connections with groups that are members. Their decorations use local traditional patterns alongside western designs. Fair to Trade work with workshops around the world including Vietnam, Philippines, Kashmir and Palestine.
From The Source is a much-loved independent shop based in
Skipton in Yorkshire that works directly with producers in some of the poorest
countries in the world. In an age of
fast fashion, throwaway products and faceless high streets, they sell quality natural products that tell the stories behind them, and
promote trade that can help make the world a better place. We stock a large range of FTS bags in various styles and colours.
Infinity Foods Co-operative has a firm commitment to promoting Organics with all own brand organic products certified by the Soil association. They specialise in Fairtrade, vegetarian, gluten-free and special dietary ranges. Headington Fairtrade stocks a range of Infinity consumables, see here for more details.
Namaste's philosophy is simple; fairly traded, ethically sourced and yet commercial products to maximise sales and therefore maximise benefits to both our suppliers and customers.
Namaste buy from small scale producers who use largely natural materials and traditional techniques to produce beautiful and interesting articles, aiming to help workers to move from income insecurity to economic self sufficiency, thereby enriching the quality of life of the local community.
New Overseas Traders is a family firm importing from India that trade with family firms and co-operatives. Goods are handmade to provide much needed employment and keep alive traditional craft skills. All workers involved in making and packing are treated with respect in reasonable working conditions and are paid fair wages; no child is exploited. They support ideas for improving social, medical and educational conditions for worker families involved in the production of our goods.
One Village is an independent foundation begun in 1979. They work directly with community organisations in some of the most economically stretched parts of the world, building up the social wellbeing of communities. This is done through encouraging creative co-operatives and by pursuing an alternative approach to marketing, rooted in principles of solidarity towards a more equitable and just world order.
Paper High specialises in selling fairtrade paper products and unusual eco-friendly gifts made in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. All products are handmade using locally sourced sustainable and recycled materials wherever possible. Paper High only work with small family businesses, community incentives, charities and accredited fairtrade organisations. All our products are handmade by skilled artisans using sustainable or recycled materials wherever possible.
Siesta is a fairtrade shop and wholesaler, dealing in unusual and interesting gifts, musical instruments and clothing from around the world. Most of their suppliers are small family businesses employing only a few people and Siesta aims to keep them in continuous work and help them to develop new products. They agree prices with suppliers, rather than impose prices, and do not allow the exploitation of children nor discrimination against gender.
Suma is a fully democratic workers co-operative. All co-operative members and employees receive the same net hourly rate of pay, no matter what their job or responsibilities. They are a licensee of the Fairtrade Foundation which is the only certification scheme whose purpose is to tackle poverty and empower producers in developing countries. Suma’s commitment to fairtrade is one based on a deeply held belief in a universal right to economic justice, self-empowerment and freedom from exploitation.
Sunlover is a fairtrade company and began importing beautiful handicraft products to the UK twenty years ago, with the primary aim of connecting individual artisans in Indonesia directly to western buyers. They travel to Indonesia to ensure they have a safe working environment as well as a fair wage. Wherever possible they use materials from sustainable sources and offer advice on production to reduce the environmental impact of some of the traditional techniques used. The relationship with producers is based on mutual respect, and there is a coordinator based in the local area who can react instantly to changing circumstances.
Thought believe in easy-to-wear clothes, using natural fabrics, like bamboo, hemp, wool and organic cotton from responsible sources. They're not only free from harmful pesticides and chemicals, they're often softer, stronger, and they're always far kinder to the environment. At Headington Fairtrade we stock a range of Thought’s bamboo socks.
Tilnar Art is a small family run business that looks to work with individual artisans, co-operatives and small businesses across the developing world as a fairtrade importer. All products are from sustainable, natural or recycled sources supporting disadvantaged producers to help people trade out of poverty. They support the indigenous tribes of Zimbabwe, whereby the money goes directly to the family run supplier who pays the artists; no money is paid to the Mugabe Government.
Tumi takes its name from an Inca dagger and was founded in 1978 by Mo Fini promoting fairtrade crafts and goods with Latin America, working closely with organisations such as Traidcraft and Oxfam Trading, specialising in wholesale distribution, retail and mail order online of world crafts.
What Daisy Did uses waste materials from various industries to design bags in timeless styles that will outlive the micro trends and seasons. The bags are hardwearing and made to last, keeping them out of landfill for as long as possible. They are strong advocates of slow fashion, a term which describes the battle against reckless consumerism in the fashion industry (fast fashion). What Daisy Did currently operates in rural India and the UK, with a combined work force of over 100 artisans; the recruitment process focuses on tackling poverty and homelessness through the recruitment of vulnerable people both in India and the UK.
York Scarves' aim is to bring
to the market a unique and diverse range of well made fairtrade wholesale
scarves at realistic prices and to prove that quality is not a forgotten word,
and neither does it need to cost the earth. York Scarves is a recognised fairtrade
importer. Each year they visit the weavers and workers in India and work with
them in all the processes involved in bringing their fantastic scarves to
Zaytoun is a community interest company founded in 2004 to create and develop a UK market for artisanal Palestinian produce by supporting the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, Zaytoun quickly established itself as a UK social enterprise. With funding from Triodos Bank the company developed to offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods.