fun for kids
...imaginative play
View fun for kids »
fun for kids
crafting a life
...the difference between choices and decisions
View crafting a life »
crafting a life
fun basket keep your craft together
View fun basket »
fun 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 -


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




Crafting life ....

“Every action in our lives touches some chord that will vibrate in eternity "  

                     -   Edwin Hubbell Chapin

F – Fellowship

A – Art of living

I – Integrity

R – Restoring

T – Thoughtful and thankful

R - Reconciliation

A – Agent of change

D – Discerning

E – Enabling and encouraging


The art of living is crafting a life of inner satisfaction and serenity.  This is seen when we stop to smell the roses, nurture our choices of living and are intentional with what and how we eat, what products touch our skin and our children’s skin, what comes into our homes and how that has affected the producers, either locally of from overseas. There is a sense of well-being, balance and satisfaction, when we look at these aspects of life and use our dexterity to foster a home of deeper values.

Our choices begin to take on a deeper meaning and we see home not only as a place of rest and relax, but also a place where life lessons are learnt, lesson that have impact not only at home but around the world.

Like the quote above says, every action of ours does vibrate somewhere in this universe. 

Everyday fair trade for the family...

As part of our continued speciality service, this month we feature our coconut based alternative marinades and seasonings, principally for those who have wheat and soy allergies. These are organic as well.

If you have dry skin, please do try our smooth and moisturising coconut oil based soaps, which are made from natural ingredients. They replenish your skin, with the coconut milk soap, which has no fragrance, is gentle on sensitive skins, especially for babies and young children.

 For your kitchen we have hand-woven cotton tea towels, sustainable salad servers, and cute ‘love birds’ salt and pepper shakers on sale for $5

Many Blessings to you,

Grant and Mignonne