Traidcraft Summer Catalogue 2021

Have you had a chance to look at the new Traidcraft Summer catalogue yet?

The summer catalogue has a striking cover, inviting you to look further and read all about the amazing products, information about the producers, and much more. Many of you will look online and be able to access the information.

Read why FAIRTRADE-CERTIFICATION is just not enough any more and why ‘Fair Trade’ is more important to Traidcraft than ‘Fairtrade’.

Did you know that Great Taste is the largest and most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme? Only around 2% of products are awarded 3 stars each year.

Want a great cuppa? Look no further! You will find out a lot more if you dip into the catalogue. Surprise yourself by the details in there.

Read the issue online below or download it as a PDF:

Traidcraft is a Christian response, challenging deep injustices in global trade. Never has there been such a need to help families in developing countries.

We are unable to sell Traidcraft from our church building now, but there are other ways of purchasing – either through a local Fair Trader such as Joan Davies, by Mail Order or online –  whatever works best for you. Every order counts, whatever the size, so please continue or make your first order for a fairer world.

Please contact Joan direct or c/o

Visit: to visit the Traidcraft website and see the summer catalogue items in close-up!



Eco Lent and Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22 February to 7 March 2021. The focus this year is on Climate Change.

Visit the Fairtrade Foundation to read more about Fairtrade Fortnight, the issues and what you can do to make a difference

Church Eco Group – Eco Lent

The Church Eco Group has also updated its Eco Lent flyer.

Download a jpeg of the flyer below 

Fair Trade and Eco Group join forces

Church enthusiasts for eco and fair trade issues join forces

Carrs Lane Eco Group now includes Fair Trade as the issues being dealt with are so connected. This was a recommendation of the Elders’ meeting on 26 January 2021 following the final closure, in December 2020, of the Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop. The church’s Mission Group will also take a lead on fair trade awareness raising within the life of the church.

Traidcraft Exchange, which also deals with both areas of action, wrote to thank the Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop for its donations and contribution to its work over many years. In the letter, Heather Thompson of Traidcraft Exchange says:

“Thank you for your recent letter and the enclosed donation of £6,796.40 for Traidcraft Exchange. While it was encouraging to receive so significant a sum of money, I was saddened to learn of the closure of Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop which I know has had close links with Traidcraft plc for many years….

You may like to know that, according to our records, Carrs Lane Fair Trade Shop has made a total of 52 donations to Traidcraft Exchange since March 2006, totalling £24,691! Such significant sums of money go a long way in the developing world – do please pass on our thanks to all concerned.

I do hope that despite the closure of the fair trade shop, Traidcraft Exchange’s relationship with Carrs Lane congregation and community will continue: do please add me to your list of contacts and pass on my details. Anyone who wants to stay in touch with us can best do so by signing up for our email updates initially, at Campaign with Traidcraft Exchange — Traidcraft Exchange (Scroll all the way down the page to “Stay Connected” to enter your name and email address.)

Thank you again for all your support over the years,

Yours sincerely

Heather Thompson
Supporter Relations Manager”

Click to download the letter

New catalogue 2021

The Carrs Lane Fair Trade shop has now closed.   The Church at Carrs Lane continues to be a Fair Trade Church which encourages support of Traidcraft.

The new ‘Make the Switch to Fair Trade’ catalogue for 2021 is now available from Traidcraft. Sign up to receive your catalogue on a regular basis, FREE OF CHARGE, at Request the latest Traidcraft Catalogue | Traidcraft Online Shop (

The catalogue features all the latest news about stock and producers from around the world.