Give to mothers around the world this Mother’s Day

Fair Trade & Workers Rights, Media Releases, News, Oxfam Shops, Shops & Fundraising article written on the 04 May 2012

Buying a hand-crafted fair trade gift from Oxfam this Mother’s Day will help mothers all around the world to escape the poverty cycle.

Gifts from Oxfam are not only unique, they also help ensure disadvantaged communities are paid a sustainable, fair and stable price for their work.

Oxfam Trading’s General Manager Julia Sumner said giving a fair trade gift this mother’s day was a great way for Australians to show their support for women in developing countries.

‘‘Many artisans that create these products are working mothers themselves, who are becoming increasingly self sufficient through fair wages that they are paid for their work” Ms Sumner said.

“The Fair Trade premiums that are paid for these products also help artisans contribute towards vital improvements in their communities, such as helping to provide clean drinking water and education.”

Mother’s Day gifts available in Oxfam shops include the ‘Hearts’ steel fruit bowl, handmade in India by Noah’s Ark. The delicate love heart lace pattern is made from various recycled metals including old car radiators, copper wire and broken brassware.

The Oxfam orange blossom silk scarf showcases some beautiful autumn tones, perfect for the current season. Hand woven from 100 per cent tabby silk by the Sasha organisation in Kolkata, India the scarf is screen printed with a stunning blossom motif and is ideal for adding a bit of cheer to your mum’s wardrobe.

“With delicious chocolates, luxurious hand woven silk scarves, quirky recycled bowls and colourful jewellery, the Oxfam Shop has the perfect Mother’s Day gift,” Ms Sumner said.

“Each gift comes with a wonderful, unique story that all mums will connect with.”

Mother’s Day gifts are available now from Oxfam Shops nationally or online (

Oxfam is a leading international development agency working to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

For more information or images please contact Sara Pelvin, Marketing & Media Coordinator, Oxfam Australia Trading. Ph: (08) 8240 7679, Mb: 0448 554 495 or email: