Traders Fair - Colchester’s Independent Fair Trade Shop

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Traders Fair World Shop
Lion Walk United
Reformed Church
Lion Walk Precinct
CO1 1L

t: 07799 345483



For further useful information you may like to visit the following sites:
Global Dimension
Global Gateway
Oxfam Education
Oxfam Cool Planet
Water Aid
Fairtrade Foundation
Global Community
Global Thinking


Kenya Box

Kenya Box


China Box

China Box



School boys with fairtrade sweets


For Schools, Churches, Uniformed Organisations & other Community Groups.

We have a great range of themed boxes to bring topics to life and help engage people, inspire critical thinking, explore values and challenge stereotypes. They can help support Fairtrade Fortnight, Harvest Festival, World Water Day, World Environment Day and many other events and issues. Boxes can contribute to helping people;

  • Develop a sense of themselves as part of a wider world and of different cultures and places.

  • Learn about the similarities and differences between people and places around the world and about disparities in the world.

  • Develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility.

  • Begin to understand that their own choices can affect global issues as well as local ones

Sale or Return Boxes may also help to add a practical element.


If you would like to become a member in order to borrow themed boxes or have any other queries please call us on: 01206 790677

Current annual membership charges £10
Concessions £5.00

Donations are always welcome!

To Borrow Complete Resource Loans

Free to members, £10 per box to non-members.
All ready to use.
To borrow please e mail or ring: 01206 790677

Ghana Bag

Everyday items from Ghana that will challenge and inspire pupils to see links between themselves and people in another part of the world.

Fairtrade Box

Whether your school is thinking about applying for Fairtrade School, International School or Sustainable School status or you want to develop further active global citizenship in the classroom this is the box for you.

It includes games, activities, teachers' notes, artefacts and ideas for future development. (See also Fairtrade Sale or Return Boxes below)

Other themes that are available;

  • Water Box

  • Growing Up Global

  • Food and Farming

  • Chocolate, Coffee and Bananas

  • India Resources

  • Indian Artefacts

  • Kenya

  • Technology and Recycling

  • China

  • Art, Faces and Masks

  • Maths and Games

  • Breakfast Club Folder


Fair Trade Sale or Return Boxes

Contain snacks and food and small items to buy. A practical application of the ideas and thinking inspired by the Fairtrade Box. For more information visit the Shop page.



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Join Up - Current Annual Membership Charges

(Includes borrowing themed boxes)



Donations are always welcome.

Ghana Bag

Our Ghana Bag is full of interesting and inspiring items from Ghana



Images courtesy of Traidcraft / Martin Avery and Fairtrade Foundation, all other images Traders Fair.



Retail Outlet: Traders Fair World Shop, Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Lion Walk Precinct, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1LX • 07799 345483
Registered Office: 17A Northgate St. Colchester, Essex. CO1 1EZ Company Number: 03075947
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