Our vision is of a world free of injustice and poverty, where women and their families live with freedom and dignity, which is the right of every person.
The Trading Circle has grown from selling products carried in suitcases, stored in cupboards and sold exclusively at parish events, to a well organised network of stores and channels to market.
We have retail stores in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland, and can ship anywhere via our website. We had a presence at over 55 external events in 2010 promoting the importance of Fair Trade and selling our unique range of handcrafted products.
Our strategy is to increase sales while maintaining a tightly controlled cost base. Our team is a mix of staff and volunteers.
The Trading Circle actively supports 24 community projects across 11 countries and 4 continents. We buy products made by these projects and sell them through our various retail channels.
The Trading Circle Ethical Fair Trade Charter supports and promotes the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, as prescribed by the World Fair Trade Organisation.
The Trading Circle in Melbourne has moved from 261 Victoria St, Abbotsford. The store is now open 7 days a week at 110 Maling Rd, Canterbury. This location is temporary, perhaps for three or four months until a permanent site is found. You can contact the shop staff on 03 9836 5106 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trading Circle is at the following locations:
Melbourne: The store is now open 7 days a week at
110 Maling Rd, Canterbury, VIC.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12 to 4pm.
Open Oct - Dec only Saturdays 9am to 5pm & Sundays 11am to 4pm.
For information phone (03) 9836 5106 or
Sydney: Open Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5.30pm
Thursday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 9.30am to 4pm.
Open Oct - Dec only Saturdays 9am to 5pm & Sundays 11 am to 3pm.
27 Lackey Street, Summer Hill NSW 2130.
For information phone (02) 9798 0373 or
Brisbane: Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm and on Saturdays, 9 am to 4pm.
Open Sundays March – Dec 10 am to 2 pm.
Open Oct - Dec only Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturdays until 4.30pm & Sundays 10am to 3pm
100 Latrobe Tce, Paddington QLD 4064.
For information phone (07) 3217 5302 or
Toowoomba: Open by Appointment only.
James Byrne Conference Centre,
60 Byrne Road, Highfields. Toowoomba, QLD
For information phone (07) 4696 9700 or
Perth: Open by Appointment only.
52b Ruislip Street, Leederville, WA 6007
For information phone (08) 9381 3955 or
Auckland: The Trading Circle New Zealand, Open by Appointment.
Suite 12, Onewa Heights, 266 - 268 Onewa Road, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland. For information phone: 64 (9) 4182924 or
Plus keep an eye out for us at your local Parish, community, school or partnering organisations events because we will attend over 350 events across Australia and NZ in 2012/13. Or check our website for upcoming events in your area.
Visit The Trading Circle website