Lion Walk United
Lion Walk Precinct
The Traders Fair World Shop
based in Lion Walk United Reformed Church,
Colchester (next to Costa!)
Fair trade recycled glass from
CRISIL, a glass-making factory situated in
Cochabamba, central Bolivia.
“Now I have a family, wife and children, and this is
the place to be to earn a secure income".
Master Glass Blower
Gospel House in Madampe,
Southern Sri Lanka, seeks to provide employment
opportunities for disadvantaged young people, often
with no educational qualifications.
GH supports many small craft groups and through its
work, many women have been trained and empowered.
Tsunami-relief funds have enabled the establishment
of a number of new micro-enterprises, which Gospel
House has helped to resource.
Traders Fair World Shop
Colchester's Independent Fair Trade
Fairly traded foods
carry Fairtrade logo:
We buy fairly traded crafts from BAFTS
www.bafts.org.uk, FLO members
www.fairtrade.net, or WFTO
This guarantees that the non-food items we carry are fairly
Producers are often women, families or small groups
and a steady fair income makes a huge difference to their
lives. They also receive advice on product development to
increase access to markets and a commitment to long term
relationships to provide stability and security. In many
cases it helps them to continue their traditional skills and
invest in environmentally friendly production.
Fair Trade promotes sustainable development and fights
poverty. Focusing on marginalised producers and small
farmers and workers in the South, Fair Trade has helped
millions escape from poverty. Fair Trade supports organic agriculture
and the use of recycled materials as well as the sustainable
use of natural resources and production methods that are not
capital or oil intensive.
Fair Trade also campaigns for a trading system that puts
people’s livelihoods central to trading to promote social,
economic and environmental justice.
We sell a range of fairly traded foods
and crafts many of which are
from smaller producers who do not reach the supermarket
shelves so are difficult to find elsewhere.
Did you know that Africa grows 70% of the world's cocoa
yet produces less than 1% of the world's chocolate?
Madacasse Chocolate in Madagascar have set up a social
enterprise that makes delicious Fairtrade chocolate
Made on the Island there is an added benefit of creating
income for more than 200 people through jobs in
chocolate making, packaging and production.
Sundried mango and pineapple supplied by Tropical
Wholefoods from Cercle des Secheurs.
CDS was formed in 1994 by five founding members all
using solar and appropriate drying technology.
Three of the founding members were cooperatives, of
which two were women's cooperatives.
Chutneys and jams owe rich and subtle flavours to fruit
ripened in the Swazi sun.
Hand - prepared by the women's group Eswatini, which
employs some 30 women.
Helps the women and many small - farmers who supply them
to pay medical and school bills and to save for a
"To all the people who are helping us we say, please
continue to help us because we need your support. Trade is
the best form of aid and it brings out the self-esteem of an
individual to help them to stand on their feet."
Ravi Jayawardena, Golden Palm, Sri Lanka
Is a glass-making factory situated in Cochabamba,
Family owned business begun by two brothers, Carlos and
Currently employs around 100 people as well as providing
employment for used-bottle collectors who supply the
factory with glass for recycling.
CRISIL has been involved in product development
consultation and been given technical assistance in
recent years to help the business develop.
We also sell some environmentally friendly goods which do
not carry a Fair trade mark.
This is fulfilling the 2nd objective of the company to promote
responsible use of the world’s resources and environment.
Keep an eye on our
section for prices, special offers, new
products, producers’ information and events.
If you are looking for items to sell at your church,
organisation, local event or school, without any Initial
outlay, then a sale or return box may be for you!
Boxes have a basic selection of Fair Trade food, or crafts,
or both for you to sell and leaflets and information.
You only pay for the items you have sold.
By selling them you are helping to raise awareness of fair
Any profits raised help to fund Traders Fair World Shop and
buy more products.
A box allows you to find out the most popular products
with no risk of losing money.
If you are thinking of setting up a more permanent
outlet we can help you with possible suppliers and
If you are unable to do your own buying we are happy to
put together a box for you at any time on request.
Phone or e-mail giving us at least three weeks notice.
Simply collect the box from the shop in Lion Walk Church or
by arrangement. Everything comes priced and listed. You
return after an agreed period with the money for goods sold.
There is NO CHARGE for this service.
Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Lion Walk Precinct,
Colchester, Essex CO1 1LX
Tel: 07799 345483
Opening hours: Wednesday
10.00am to 4.00pm.
Lion Walk United
Reformed Church, Lion Walk Precinct, Colchester, Essex CO1
Tel: 07799 345483
All day Wednesday:
Charming gift ideas like these
birds with matchbox nest.
Beautiful handmade items like
these coconut bowls.