Trade Aid is a social enterprise helping talented people around the world improve their lives through fair trade. Est.1973, New Zealand. We are a truly unique New Zealand based fair trade organization which goes above basic fair trade standards.
We do things a little differently than your average business. We champion an alternative way of trade – a fair way.
Our store here in Mount Maunganui offers a wide variety of artisan made crafts. From wooden toys through to leather handbags, from laundry baskets to silk scarves, hand rolled incense and so much more. We source our handmade, fair trade products from more than 65 trading partner organisations, which represent hundreds and thousands of small-scale farmers and artisans in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Palestine and the Pacific.
We also stock an extensive selection of organic, fair trade food, tea, coffee and chocolate. Our 70% cocoa Salt Toffee Crisp chocolate was awarded the bronze medal at the NZ 2018 chocolate awards and our chocolate wrappers are compostable in home composting bins and worm farms.
Our store is run with the help of a large group of volunteers, from all walks of life, who are dedicated to Trade Aid, fair trade and to helping our producers and our customers. In our store we have a kiosk where you can view videos, read stories about and look at photos of our producers, their crafts and their lives. This will show you exactly where the item was made and if you are buying a gift, we have cards to go with each item that will tell the recipient where their gift has come from and that it is guaranteed fair trade.
Come and visit us when you are looking for that special gift or for your everyday coffee at Trade Aid, the fairest little shop in town.