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Tribes & Nations Fair Trade Store

Bringing Fairtrade coffee and tea to your kitchen, ethical gifts for your weddings and homewares of just provenance to your door!

Through this we hope to enable and support your Ethical and Just Life Style, while being a vocie for the poor through fair trade.

We are family business that was established in 2004. This came about after living in Tanzania for 5 years, with our then two small boys. It changed  our  thinking and style of living.

 We see poverty not just as a lack of income, but also a lack of choice and access to resources. Poverty also shows itself as lack of self-value (prostitution), promiscuity (HIV) and physical abuse (slavery). 

We also saw how a small change, such as paying a fair wage can bring about a big change to a person’s life.

It was Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. who said “before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world”. With that he reminded us that our much individualised western lives are still intimately connected with the people in our global village.

Our online fair trade store offers

  • a range of ethically sourced products
  • products of beauty and practicality,
  • friendly and efficient service, 
  • the 'T&N guarantee' of a FULL REFUND should your product be faulty in any way

Wherever possible our preference is for materials that rank high in sustainability -

We believe in Fair Trade, where people come before profit, where equality and fairness are a standard, all the while caring for the our one and only God given earth, and living as his disciple.

Tribes and Nations Speciality - Heart Call

If you would like to take things further we are here to enable you with this too. This is core to our hearts and our family business. We see this section as the 'seed sower' section, where we give you the seeds of change to sow far and wide, and you never know the good and love it brings, BUT you do know

“Every action in our lives touches some chord that will vibrate in eternity “Edwin Hubbell Chapin

We have a range of kits that are easy to use and come  with information that can explain the benefits of fair trade in simple and straightforward language.

Kits like -

  • Seed Sower Consignment  to take fair trade products to your home, church or work
  • Winter Warmer promotion pack of coffee,  tea and information
  • Resource pages full of fair trade and poverty information
  • Starter Pack with a compact range of consumables and great information

 

In all we welcome your questions, comments and suggestions as we walk together on this road of caring for the poor through fair trade.

Grant and Mignonne Murray

(02 4751 7071) (email - grant@tribesandnations.com.au)

 

TRIBES AND NATIONS

- a Fair Trade Store for those who seek to conserve, preserve and build a better world

 

 

Book review –

Everyday Justice -Julie Clawson

The subtitle of the book reads ‘The global impact of our daily choices’, which, I believe hits at a core solution to better our world. The summary at the back says

‘Julie Clawson takes us on a tour of everyday life and shows how our ordinary lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. She unpacks how we get our food and clothing and shows us the surprising costs of consumer waste. How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe. The more sustainable our lifestyle the more just our world will be.’

I can’t agree with her more!

She tells why it is important for us to choose fairtrade coffee and how modern day slavery has a grip on the chocolate industry. She goes on the talk about our impact on oil production in the form of petrol consumption, the waste we create and about national debt issues in poorer nations.

She starts at our backdoor and takes us to the global impact it has. Each chapter has a helpful resource section, for further information. She is easy to read and intersperses her book with biographical accounts of the ‘everyday practitioner’, who are people who walk the talk. She encourages us to look at the way we live, the habits we have and the choices we make. She also heartens, us the reader with her words of “don’t panic, one thing at a time: slowly, step-step we can change our lives. Everyday justice is one way of loving God and loving our neighbours”.

I love this book and it is one of my ‘go to’ books each time I need fresh inspiration. 

JULY EVENT

The annual NSW TEAR conference is on Friday 14th (evening) and the full day of Saturday 15th July at St Anne’s Anglican Church, Ryde.

  • This year the theme is Coming Back to Earth – living faithfully in the 21st Century.
  • The keynote speaker will be Dr Jonathan Cornford, Co-founder of Manna Gum

Grant will be serving freshly brewed espresso Fairtrade coffee and tea at this event and I, Mignonne will have stall among the other Fair Traders.  WELCOME and please do say hi to us.

Fairtrade Fortnight August 4- 17 -2017

It seems a bit early to start thinking about celebrating FAIRTRADE but it gives time to think and plan ahead. To know more click on our Faitrade Fortnight page.

 

Many blessings

Grant and Mignonne