We are delighted to report that, following a surge of support, Traidcraft will not cease trading as announced on 31st December but will continue with a reduced range of products.
An alternative business model is currently being investigated and more information will follow.
Shared Interest is a completely separate organisation to Traidcraft but we share a similar ethos of building a fairer world. You may already know that the founders of Traidcraft identified the gap that existed in producer finance, out of which Shared Interest was born, and they became the first organisation to receive finance from us almost thirty years ago. Since then Shared Interest has grown its supporter base with over 11,000 investors working together to support more than 400 producers around the world.
Traidcraft plays a fundamental role in the region’s ethical sector, and is seen by many as a pioneer of fair trade. Although no final decisions have been made at this stage, we wish Traidcraft all the best in their bid to continue trading. Please keep visiting this page for future updates as we receive more information.Back to news