Our Trade Justice stall has been operational for around 20 years having begun life as a stall packed with goods from Traidcraft. In more recent years we have also stocked products direct from Just Trading Scotland, Scotland’s own fair trade social enterprise. We are very sad to learn this week that Traidcraft is going into administration and their shop is now closed. Traidcraft, which had just celebrated its 40th birthday, was instrumental in pioneering ethical shopping in the UK and providing routes to market for many producers from all around the world. The last few years culminating in the pandemic and the Ukraine war have presented the toughest trading conditions for ethical and fair trade businesses in the UK and Traidcraft is one of several to close its doors.
However, our trade justice stall will continue with JTS products and it is likely that JTS will widen their range in the short term as this huge upheaval in the fair trade marketplace is absorbed. Thank you to all who faithfully support this work of reducing poverty in smallholder farming communities in the Global South by visiting the stall and purchasing on a week by week basis. These are tough times for all but please drop by after morning worship in St Leonard’s and stock up. JTS also has an online shop (www.jts.co.uk), and goods can be delivered direct to you, or get in touch with me and we can arrange delivery from the church.
Our stall stocks lots of things such as Kilombero rice from Malawi; jams, marmalades, savoury cooking sauces, curry sauces from Eswatini and Kenya, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, spices and beer bread mix from South Africa, organic coconut milk from Sri Lanka as well as nuts, Palestinian olive oil, chocolate macadamia nut spread, chocolate and more.
For more information, please contact: Mary Popple ( email@example.com )