Looking for an ethical gift?
The Fair Trader is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand.
We source products from economically challenged communities all over our world with a goal of giving those communities access to the Melbourne and Australian marketplace.
We look for beautiful artisan products made by communities who adhere to the Fair Trade Principles as set by the World Fair Trade Organisation . Each product has a story of hope.
We provide unique Fair Trade and Ethical products for the globally conscious.Visit one of our stores or buy online!
274 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, VIC 3070
Mon - CLOSED
Tues - Sun - 10am - 5pm
18 Railway Avenue, Ringwood East, Melbourne, VIC 3135.
Mon - 10am - 4.30pm
Tues - Fri - 9am - 4.30pm
Saturday - 9am - 3.30pm
Sunday - CLOSED
If you are looking for something unique and beautiful, with a compelling story, something which enriches and empowers economically challenged producer communities – you have come to the right place!
View our selection of ethically made products sourced from all over the world, such as women’s fair trade clothing that supports women in Ghana, handmade baby blankets from Bangladesh, artisan jewellery that finances the removal of landmines in Laos, cashmere scarves from Nepal and homewares from Zimbabwe.
We believe in the power of these ethical products to bring positive change. We have seen poverty and exploitation which people in challenged communities struggle with every day. We are grateful for the opportunities we have been given and work hard to empower others through just and fair trading.
We have sourced ethical fashion and fair trade gifts from organisations who pay their employees a fair wage, provide humane working conditions and give back financially to the producers community, giving them the power to bring their own positive change.
Fair Trade products are ideal for those who think globally, have a social consciousness and appreciate a quality handmade product, one with character and soul. View our products, you will be amazed at the level of craftsmanship, and the warmth and beauty of the designs. The Fair Trader Team are proud to bring these beautiful and ethical products to Melbourne and we hope you love them too.