Welcome to The Trading Circle

The Trading Circle

About Us

Founded in 1995 The Trading Circle is a not-for-profit, Fair Trade retailer that exists to empower women in developing countries by providing them with skills based training and a marketplace for their unique artisan products so that they can raise themselves out of poverty with dignity and respect.

The Trading Circle has a flagship store in Summer Hill, NSW a store in Paddington, Brisbane and attends events in Perth, WA.  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 cylce of disadvantage for women and girls.  The Trading Circle provides a constructive and self-sustaining response to global poverty.


02 9798 0373

27 Lackey St

Summer Hill, 2130



Store Hours:

Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Saturday 9am to 4pm

Sunday closed



07 3217 5302

100 Latrobe Trce

Paddington, 4064



Store Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 4:30pm

Sunday closed


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.