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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!

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 way 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.
 
Fairtrade gives us this connection. We receive goods in our hands that we don't produce ourselves to enjoy and in return our intentional way of living empowers another life.
 

We offer you ~

  • a range of ethical,organic and sustainably 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 

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

 

Tribes and Nations Speciality - Store-in-a-Box

This is a core value to our family business. We see this section as the 'seed sower' section, where you can creatively engage your passion in caring for the poor. Its a system which enables you to take Fair Trade out to your family, church or workplace, without bearing the full cost. Its literally a Store-in-a-Box.

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

We have a range of  Store-in-a-Box that would suit you, which are easy and user friendly

Store-in-a-Box  -

  • 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

Please do join us on this less travelled way of life.

Grant and Mignonne Murray

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

 

TRIBES AND NATIONS

          ~ a Fair Trade Store ~

where we value loving our neighbour

along with ethical and sustainable living

 

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight Australia 

Every year 'Fairtrade Fortnight', Australia, usually is marked in May, but this year the Association has moved it to August. The new dates are 4 – 17, which is now.

The call is “Stand up for what you believe in #choosefairtrade”.

So often we bounce off what is tangible in our life; circumstances that touch our emotions which we then run with.

The current call to live our beliefs, values and principles allows us to think a little deeper. Deeper things which are not visible but the roots that keep us strong and stable when hard felt, buffeting storms come at us.

Sometimes these morals and ethics hold us as a family or community and other times, it is personal. We choose and live them, making life a little simpler, freeing and satisfying.

Standing-up for or doing what you value, like  choosing Fairtrade is what grows your unseen root system and gives life purpose.

 

Events…

If you click Fairtrade Fortnight Events link you will find some interesting events happening, especially if you live in Victoria.

Consider hosting your own event at home, work or school.

"Whether you are new to Fairtrade or are looking to get more involved, there are exciting and creative ways to inform your friends, family and community about Fairtrade and trade justice"  FTANZ

1. Celebrate, be creative; choose a nation as a theme.

  • Decorate in their cultural style - colourful fabric draped over chairs, an unusual door entry decoration
  • Cook some of their food - flat bread, homemade dips, homemade sweets - keep it simple
  • Use some of their cultural norms - wash hands on entry, sit on the floor on cushions, wear head scarves, wear sarongs

2. Organise a Fairtrade morning tea or bake sale

3. Host a Fairtrade coffee tasting session

“Did you know Australian's buy two billion cups of coffee every year? What's in your cup of tea or coffee?  “

Tribes and Nations Engaging Ways

  • Consignment, where you can receive over $1000 of Fairtrade goods, then set up a stall for the day as you inform and have samples for friends and family to ‘ taste and see’ for themselves.
  • Fairtrade Starter pack, is where we send you $150 worth of coffee tea and chocolate to set up a tasting stall at campus, in your office, at your church or  home.
  • Fairtrade Sampler Pack, ($23 plus post) which gives you coffee, tea and information so you can speak to a small group.
  • Our Fairtrade store where you can make your own impact by choosing from our purposely sourced Fairtrade products

 

Fathers Day Fair Trade Event 

Hills Fair Trade Market  ~ Saturday September 2  10am -2pm

@ St Pauls Castle Hill, 421 Old Northern Rd, Castle Hill.

Drop in and say hi 

 

Many Blessings,

Grant and Mignonne