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Handmade

Cotton Spinning and Weaving - Joyn

All of the products at The Fair Trader are skilfully handmade. Materials are harvested, sorted, spun, woven, printed, stitched and crafted by hand, so every product is unique. Read on to learn about some of the processes behind the making of our products and watch the videos to see our artisans in action.

Rattan Basket Weaving

You can learn about the Kubu Rattan basket-making process here.

Jute Weaving and Macrame

Fabric Making & Block Printing

Our printed bags and pouches are hand-block printed on cotton that has been hand-picked, hand-spun and hand-woven. Learn abut this process here.

Aboriginal Art & Chainstitch

Jewellery Making

Matr Boomie Jewellery Artisans

We stock jewellery made using a variety of techniques and materials. This includes metal-work using recycled brass, silver, aluminium and gold, hand-carved horn and bone, ceramic, hand-painted beads, and jewellery woven from recycled saris and sisal.

Article 22 Bomb Metal Jewellery

Tintsaba Sisal Jewellery & Baskets

Wool Spinning & Knitting

Kenana Knitters artisan

Kenana Knitter's toys are made from hand-spun wool that is hand-knitted into gorgeous soft animals. Watch a video of a Kenana artisan spinning wool here. Kenana's spinning wheels are made from recycled bicycle wheels and wood.

Chocolate Making

We stock chocolate from Wellington Chocolate Factory. From the bean-sorting to the delicious end product, each bar is hand-crafted in-house at the factory in Wellington. They source their cacao and cane sugar directly and have Fair Trade partnerships with farmers in Bougainville, Vanuatu, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay.

Bush Medijina Skincare

Glass Blowing

Rug Making