me time
....a candlelight bath
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for him
...father's day gift set
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welcome friends
....a table runner that encourages conversation
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Consignment Make church fair fair trade coffee
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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!

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 purchasing habits can bring equality or poverty, just reward or grinding drudgery.  To make a positive impact we are here to streamline your endeavours with an accessible, online fair trade store that offers a range of ethically sourced products of beauty and practicality, with friendly and efficient service.

Our desire to offer you a change in your purchasing ability in our store will never come at the sacrifice of quality. We have partnered with skilled artisan men and women from many lands who work with hand and heart to give genuine value and durability.

We are confident enough in this to offer you 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 -

 

Heart Call -

If you would like to take things further we are here to help you with this too. 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

 

Our experience in the subcontinent and 5 years of living in East Africa motivated us to this end. It changed  our  thinking and living. We now seek to share our story by enabling and encouraging a 'Just Life Style ' through this store.  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.

If you want read a book or checkout some inspiring websites  or to know more of our thinking,  please  go to our Fair Living section.

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 - seeking to live with the poor in mind through fair trade

 

Enjoy and make the most of our clearance sale..for the months of July and August.

 

Welcome, come in....

" Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels" The Book of Hebrews

"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not freindship divine in this?" Henry David Thoreau

Inviting friends and neigbours into our home is giving of ourselves. I once read that hospitality is welcoming people into your home no matter what it looks like and sharing what you have, where entertaining is when we have everything polished and catered for accordingly.

I guess both are just as valuable, in its right time. A warm welcome and people feeling  comfortable, in either instance,  brings blessings to your home and their hearts.

Father's day is coming up soon, september 4th, in fact. We have a new coffee cup which is featured in a small but thoughtful gift set for dad, or any man who impacts your soul.

We are still featuring our budget wedding favours and one-of-a-kind sari blankets and quilts. The sari blankets and quilts are treasures for ever. 

We love them very much because we feel they are an emblem for marriage it's self. Two contrasting sides, joined together, forming unision, giving warm and shelter when needed. 

If it is your heart’s desire is for an ethical, fair trade  wedding you can include us in your online wedding gift list.

To complete the circle serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at your wedding reception. Call us for your personalised service.

For a new born baby we have our sari baby wraps, which give comfort and warmth, which is so needed in those early days.

We hope you are blessed unwittingly by angel this week.

Grant and Mignonne