share the love
...with homemade Easter gifts
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share the love
Easter fun
...personalise fairtrade slabs of chocolate for each person
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Easter fun
Easter basket
...for the eggs
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Easter basket
Consignment Make church fair fair trade coffee
fairtrade hampers Gift cards

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 - enabling and encouraging people to live with others in mind, while crafting a life of meaning.

 

 

 

Traditional Easter ....

Celebrate this Easter with Fairtrade chocolate, coffee and cocoa!  ‘be intentional’ – craft life, be different to make life more fulfilling, interesting and fun in traditional ways.

-          Wrap slabs of fairtrade chocolates in fun ways and give as gifts

-          Hard boil 2 dozen eggs, paint and decorate them

-          Wrap the painted hard boiled eggs in foil and hide them for an Easter egg hunt

-          Have a basket of compassion acts, each person chooses one to do within the month

-          Make Easter hats! Have a parade in the garden.

It does take some thinking and prep time, but will be memorable for sure.

Easter is also a time of reflection. Get the kids together and make an Easter Scene, set it on dining table with a Fair Trade candle to light each evening.

You can also choose the option of making a Simnel cake, which is a long held tradition from the UK.

“Simnel cake has been eaten since medieval times as both a rich, sweet treat and a symbolic ritual. The light fruit cake is topped with eleven marzipan balls to represent the eleven apostles of Christ, minus Judas. It has two layers of marzipan, one in the middle and one on top.” (BBC UK Easter tradition)

Choose to do one thing; the simplest and easiest that suits you and your family. The satisfaction you will feel, will be your own blessing.

“As a designer of your life, you are not designing for perfection; you are designing for healing, for improvement, for empowerment,” writes Kyra Bobinet (MD MPH) in ‘well designed life’

Tea lovers

We hope to have a new fuller range of Fairtrade teas soon. If you haven't tried one of the Tielka leaf teas as yet, make it a special treat for Easter.

Easter Lunch

Check out our Fair Trade Food section for your Sunday roast lamb

 

Many blessings

Grant and Mignonne