Welcome to The Trading Circle

The Trading Circle

About Us

 

 

Founded in 1995, The Trading Circle is a not-for-profit organisation that creates economic and educational opportunities for women and girls to reach their full potentional.

Locally we aim to provide a space that encourages connection and inclusivity. We work to inspire change by sharing our values, story and products through ethical trade, educational programs and by actively working within the community.  We have a store in Summer Hill, NSW which sells unique fair trade products including toys, homewares, bags, jewellery, scarves, cards and more.

Globally we aim to empower women and girls in developing countries to trade their way out of poverty with dignity.  We help to estabish sustainable economic opportunities and aim to foster independence and self sufficiency.  We work with six Producer Groups in Thailand and the Philippines.

  • The Welcome House
  • The Alay Kapwa Co-Op
  • The Hands of Hope Centre
  • The Fatima Centre
  • The Regina Centre
  • The Chiang Rai Good Life Centre

The Trading Circle is a registered charity and is part of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand which is a social justice organisation that works to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage for women and girls.  

02 9798 0373

27 Lackey St

Summer Hill

NSW 2130

tradingcirclesydney@goodshep.org.au
 
 
Unfortunately, the Brisbane events model has closed down since 3rd November 2017.  If you have any queries about products you are interested in, please contact the Sydney office at the above number.
 
 
Ways you can get involved:

  • Become a volunteer
  • Purchase our products online or in store
  • Sign up for our email newsletter
  • Sell our products on consignment
  • Order our conference tags and bags for your next event
  • Invite us to your school, uni, organisation or business to sell our products or present a talk
  • Like us on Facebook

 

Consignments

The Trading Circle is seeking volunteers who will sell on behalf of us at their school, business, church, home or uni. Consignments help to create another source of income for the Producers and raises the profile of The Trading Circle in places which it may not otherwise reach. Taking on a consignment is easy - simply contact us and we will pack up stock that can either be picked up or posted. Let people know that you will be selling our stock on a certain day and then take sales on behalf of us. Consignments are a great way to support Fair Trade and the women who produce our products. Email or phone us at Head Office or one of the stores to ask for more information.