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Store-in-a-Box Consignment

Introducing your friends and family to Fair Trade by hosting a Tribes and Nations Store-in-box Consignment gathering enables you to change the lives of many in disadvantaged situations around the world.

Each time you host a gathering at home or at church, and share your own Fair Trade Story you support people in poverty

·         by speaking up for them 

·         by providing them a sustainable income

·         by encouraging the growth of Fair Trade here in Australia

·         by enabling initiative and dignity among them.  


As the Bible says” Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” 2 Corinthians 8: 13-15 (NIV)


When to host it? 

These events can be held at any time of the year, with the most popular times being Spring and Christmas.

Who to invite?

Invite people from your neighbourhood, church, or community to gather and learn about Fairtrade and purchase handcrafted, fair-trade products from artisans spanning the globe.

Hosting a ‘Store in a box consignment’; is fun in a tangible way. People can “taste and see”, for themselves and be assured of the standard and quality.

How long will it take?

Well, a couple of hours on any given afternoon, or evening is great.


Gather a few friends who will help with prayer, preparations and serving on the day.

Be as creative as you wish.  It is a small way of making a big difference,

What do you get ?

We give you useful products from our ‘everyday fair trade for home’ range, and practical homewares for personal use or for gifts.

·   activities and a talk on developing world culture, poverty and the fair trade answer

·   sampling Fairtrade coffee tea and chocolate

·   the chance to buy quality, ethically sourced gifts, homewares, coffee, tea and chocolate.


Our package includes everything you need to make this event happen such as: –

·       Flyer and announcement ideas

·      one free:- coffee; tea and chocolate for sampling

·       posters and information on some of the people that made these products

·       easy reconciliation at the end of the event


PLEASE NOTE that this consignment in NOT intended as a fundraiser but is a FAIRTRADE awareness raiser.

For more detais on the consignment call Mignonne on 02 4751 7071 or send an e-mail to – 


Running a consignment would look something like this: –

·       Fill in the simple one page consignment form which mostly deals with timing of the event, who is Fair trade consignmentresponsible and how will you pay.

·       design your email or leaflet or announcement from our simple suggestions and advertise away

·       receive from us $300 worth of consumables (non-returnable) and $800 plus of quality handcrafts

·       put together a small talk from our notes and partner information that share some of the benefits that the people on the ground received from the sale of these goods

·       Enjoy a time of fun, information and tasting Fairtrade coffee and tea (one packet of each supplied free) in your setting.

·       Pack up the goods and send them back to us (if outside of Greater Sydney/Canberra) or call us to pick up the remaining handcrafts.

·       We will account for all the products and let you know of any outstanding amounts.


Customers testimony..

"Thanks so much for making the process so easy. "     Lisa . Melbourne, VIC

“it was surprisingly simple and easy. We sold nearly everything. It was great way of engaging with people”                     Fiona, Willoughby, NSW

"..this whole process has been so easy... I will definitely do this again in the future" 

Lea, Merrylands, NSW



Who takes care of /pays for delivery of the goods?


Do I receive any discount?


Do I have to pay upfront for the goods?

In order to confirm that you are committed in going ahead with the consignment we will need a $300 payment via either PayPal, credit card or eft into our account.

Once the goods are returned we will send you an invoice and settle the outstanding amount.

PLEASE NOTE that this consignment is a FAIRTRADE awareness raiser.

For more detais on the consignment call Mignonne on 02 4751 7071 or send an e-mail to – 


The Tribes and Nations Store-in-box Consignment is about

– a social gathering

- that encourages people to think how their chocies impact the poor

- learning how Fairtrade makes a difference

-  being aware of our place in this world.

- knowing we all can do something small  

WHY  -  because caring for the poor and loving our neighbour is of Kingdom value.