Unique fair trade gifts from artisans around the world
Voyage Fair Trade sell unique fair trade gifts. Established in 2013, we opened our first independent fair trade shop in 2014, in the sunny seaside town of Teignmouth. Based in the centre of the famous Arts Quarter, we sell ornaments, gifts, homewares, fashion accessories and jewellery.
Our central aim is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged artisans in developing countries and allow hard-working UK artisans to continue their crafts. We strive to achieve this aim by importing and selling ethical products and allowing sellers to keep their traditional skills and cultures alive. We also support UK and local Devon artisans by providing them with a platform to sell their handcrafted gifts. Click here to view our fair trade products.
What is fair trade?
When they think of fair trade, many people imagine consumable items like bananas and coffee. It’s true, fair trade organisations support many farmers and food producers. However, they also support skilled artisans, be it wood carvers, bag makers or the creators of dream-catchers.
From metal ‘magic’ bowls which change shape to trendy contemporary lamps, we are always trying to find new, unique products and designs. Make sure you keep up to date with our latest products.
The fair trade artisans and organisations that Voyage Fair Trade work with
We buy most of our products from suppliers, artisans and cooperatives who are either members of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers) or members of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation).
Many of these suppliers have been set up as fair trade groups, cooperatives or organisations to help small-scale producers and sole-traders export effectively. As a result, this helps these workers to develop their products and sell in larger markets like the UK.
Recently, we have started to do business with individual UK artists who create ceramics, furniture, jewellery and artwork. We only sell high-quality items and all of our UK products have been handmade. Click here to see a list of products we are selling for UK artisans in our online shop.
Voyage Fair Trade
11 Somerset Place
Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 3am