Traidcraft Exchange

Traidcraft Exchange

Charity information

Traidcraft Exchange

We are the UK's only international development charity specialising in making trade work for the poor. We help poor people to improve their livelihoods, offering them the hope of a better future.

Founded 1986

  • Mission statement

    Vision
    A world freed from the scandal of poverty, where trade is just and people and communities can flourish.

    Mission
    We fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.

    Who We Are
    For more than 30 years, Traidcraft has been fighting poverty through trade, believing in the positive and transformational potential of trade to bring hope to millions trapped in poverty. We believe that trade is the best and most sustainable way to provide opportunities for people to work their way out of poverty with dignity. Yet markets do not always work in favour of the poor, and often work against them.

    What we do
    Traidcraft works to help some of the world’s most disadvantaged people to build strong, secure futures for themselves and their families. Our work revolves around three inter-related areas:
    • Trade: helping producers and small enterprises to sell their products in local, regional and international markets.
    • Support: building the capacity of poor producers to trade effectively, helping them form enterprises and collaborative groups and equipping them with business skills.
    • Influence: challenging injustice and encouraging changes in government policies, corporate practices and public attitudes to trade, development and poverty.

    Who benefits
    Every year, our work benefits about 500,000 people living in poverty across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • Aims

    Traidcraft Exchange aims to:

    • Helping more poor people improve their lives
    • Pioneering new areas of fair and ethical trade
    • Challenging the rules of trade
    • Building support for trade justice
  • Overview

    Established: March 1986

    Registered Charity Number: 1048752

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 39

    Part time staff: 26

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 0191 4910591

    Address: Kingsway Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE11 0NE

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