Introducing our 2017/2018 Impact Report

Ranjana Trivedi in a workshop in Udaipur, India. Credit: Traidcraft Exchange\Allison Joyce

Ranjana Trivedi in a workshop in Udaipur, India. Credit: Traidcraft Exchange\Allison Joyce

We are delighted to share with you our Impact Report for 2017/2018 in which we reflect on an extraordinary year – one where international trade has become mainstream news, but the voices and needs of people living in poverty are still overlooked. 

Ever since we were founded 30 years ago as an extension of the pioneering work of fair trade company Traidcraft plc, we have worked and campaigned tirelessly to tackle injustice in trade. This year Traidcraft Exchange finalised our new organisational strategy – Transforming Trade – which outlines our direction for the next five years. 

Over 2017/2018 our project work directly benefited 307,353 people across Africa and South Asia, with another 34,925 benefiting from our supply chain services work. In line with our new strategy, all of our work had a particular focus on championing women – who made up at least 52% of the participants in all of our projects – as well as improving the environmental sustainability of trade and business. 

The stories in this report demonstrate the considerable impact that we have seen trade can have – and why we believe we are better positioned than ever to advocate for and enable better, more sustainable livelihoods for some of the world’s most vulnerable producers and workers. 

Click here to read the full report.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our donors who made our work possible in 2017/2018, including:

·       Big Lottery Fund

·       Christian Aid

·       Comic Relief

·       DFID

·       European Union

·       Gateway Development Trust

·       Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission

·       KMF Maxwell Stuart Charitable Trust

·       Network for Social Change

·       Society of the Sacred Heart

·       Sustain

·       The Ceniarth Foundation

·       The Evan Cornish Foundation

·       The Persula Foundation

·       Women’s World Day of Prayer

Nancy Demuth