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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 -






Coming home….

‘Home is where the heart is’….is often quoted when we need to find that inner strength that holds us serenely when circumstances are otherwise. I remember taking ‘home economics’ as an elective at High School all those years ago!

We learnt a lot about home making, especially in the realm of food and nutrition, looking after the home budget, how to make clothes and looking out for family well-being.  But home is so much more.

Home might not be an actual building but what we build in our hearts lasts a long time.

“ By wisdom a house is built,

  and through understanding it is established;

  through knowledge its rooms are filled

 with rare and beautiful treasures. “Proverbs 24:3-4


Wisdom, understanding and knowledge are what make us rare and beautiful treasures; this is what we pass onto our children. It is wonderful to see our home – ‘our children’ become rare and beautiful treasures, carring wisdom, understanding and knowledge into the wider world as well as our local community. 

I guess part of this wisdom, understanding and knowledge is to know our place in this global village. To know our actions have a reaction. The linear reaction can either build up the tension or release it.

This week we are featuring 3 basic home essentials that enhancers us and our world -

·         The beeswax wrap reduces our environmental impact

·         The tray basket, made from seagrass, is Fair Trade and environmentally friendly

·         The kitchen towel, is Fair Trade

These three unassuming items in our home, speak up for the poor and environment, revealing wisdom, understanding and knowledge thus making a big difference.  


Family Christmas activity - 

As the warmer months put a spring into our step and with Christmas ahead, if you are looking for a different family activity, consider our Fair Trade Seed Sower Consignment .  Why not invite family, friends, and work colleagues home for a fun interactive afternoon that shows how our small choices do make a difference.

This an activity you can make as fun as you want it to be, and everyone can take part in some form.

Check out our Fair Trade Starter pack too,  as a way of thinking global and acting local.

Please do contact us on OR call Mignonne on 02 47517071 to know more.

Many blessings as you enjoy Spring,

Grant and Mignonne