Give Good Gifts for Guys this Father's Day – And show your dad how much you care with a thoughtful gift

Thursday 18 August 2011, 9:22AM

By Trade Aid Importers


September 4th: Father’s Day is only weeks away and gets us thinking of all the things our dads have done for us over the years. There is so much to be thankful to fathers for.

Here at Trade Aid our love for our dads has inspired us to get thinking about some unique gift ideas for this Father’s Day. While gifts are certainly not the only way to show your care on Father’s Day, there is nothing like the sense of personal satisfaction you can gain from giving a Good Gift for Guys. Combine giving a special Trade Aid Father’s Day gift with a day you have planned just for your dad, and you will make him very happy this year.

For over 40 years, New Zealand fair trade pioneer Trade Aid has been fairly trading with some of the poorest parts of the world, bringing hope and helping disadvantaged producers improve health and education in their communities. In the case of the Give Good Gifts for Guys these partners are EMA (India), Sasha (India) and UPA (Mexico).

Our model is simple: we purchase craft and food products for a fair price from over 80 trading partners and focus on facilitating positive change through long-term partnerships and sustainable trading relationships. We achieve this through a combination of direct trading, development work, campaigning, and education.

With our origins firmly rooted in the Kiwi principle of fairness, we go beyond the standard requirements of fair trade, repatriating excess trading profits to our producers. These funds are generally used either to further strengthen infrastructure or to expand services to members, and in some cases to provide rare and necessary recreation to producers in a collective.

By choosing Trade Aid products over brands operating under conventional trading relationships, shoppers can make a powerful impact through their purchases.

Trade Aid has retail stores in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Plateau, Gisborne, Manawatu, Nelson & Marlborough, Northland, Otago, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, and Wellington.

We also have a handy online store at shop/title/Shop, which makes it easy for anyone anywhere in New Zealand to buy Trade Aid products.