I sell second-hand homewares in my shop, but want to start selling some new items too, just small ranges to start. Some lighting, some baskets, some ceramics. I am intending to go to some trade fairs, but particularly for the baskets would like to import fair trade goods, and if anyone had any advice about where's a good starting point to look I'd really appreciate it. I'd love to go to Morocco or wherever and source them myself, but can't take the time off!
Came across this while searching for an old thread tht seems to have vanished. Anyway, sad that no-one had any ideas for you. Not sure about Traidcraft? I know they do retail but probably sell at trade prices too? Otherwise try googling for fairtrade suppliers/manufacturers/directories. I used to be listed in a green products directory which I think is still going but can't remember it's name. Or try ethical junction - I think they specialise in fairtrade and eco items. HTH