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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)

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Fair Trade.....

It’s been busy with many Fair Trade events lately. It’s also very encouraging to see large numbers of people come and visit us at these events. It is also great to see more and more everyday needs available as Fair Trade. As one customer said we need to move on from thinking of Fair Trade as gifts only, and see it as our daily needs and gifts. This thinking was very heartening indeed.

If you are a follower of Tribes and Nations on Facebook, you would have also seen we were invited to Macquarie University Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Club.

We were invited to tell our story and share the value of Fair Trade in business. The students asked a lot of questions, their Professor was very pro Fair Trade and at the end of the day, one student said ‘if we can do one thing towards helping the poor in our business that should make a difference’…..I almost cried.

It was a long day, lots of talking and we felt it was fully worth it.

Our Western Sydney Fair Trade Bazaar, saw a similar dawning, when a Mum watching the kids puppet show about Fair Trade, she said…’Oh that’s why the Olive oil costs a little more than I usually spend, the person has been paid fairly’!!

Everyday living Everyday Fair trade…

In line with this new growth we now offer some product for your personal use

·         Natural face scrub

·         Natural back scrub

·         Natural foot scrub

 

Grant and Mignonne

TRIBES AND NATIONS

          ~ a Fair Trade Store ~

where we value loving our neighbour

along with ethical and sustainable living