The Traders Circle was established in 2021 to encourage growth and impact among businesses through collaboration, commerce and content.
Here are some perks to gain as a member:
Early & Exclusive Access
Get exclusive invites to our fairs, webshop, and other initiatives to help grow your business!
Discounts & Promos
Enjoy special codes and exciting promos that help you save on your business' packaging!
Network & Support
Gain access to a network of purpose-driven businesses you can connect and collaborate with!
We recognize that sustainability in business is never a one-size-fits-all.
Consider this Circle a space to come together as well as a resource to learn for the better.
We're ready to meet you wherever you are in your journey,
with the tools you need to help you hit your sustainability goals!
Did your brand make the switch to
sustainable packaging? If so,
consider yourself a ROOKIE CHANGEMAKER!
Switching to sustainable packaging was your first step. If you're eager to do more, apply as a BUDDING EARTH WARRIOR!
By being a CLIMATE CHAMPION,
you're setting an example for fellow SMEs to incorporate sustainability in their business practices beyond their packaging!
The Traders Circle is a community of sustainable biz owners, makers, and creatives who are leading the eco-revolution. Being a member entitles you to early and exclusive access to The Good Trade’s initiatives and projects like our fairs, webshop, and packaging! Not only that—you’ll also gain access to a network of over 1,000 local purpose-driven brands you can collaborate with as you grow your brand!
Yes, it’s free! The application, the membership, and the community is free! However, if you wish to join any of the initiatives, there may be corresponding fees.
For sure! There are two ways to go about it:
1. You may share this application form with your friends who are also working towards sustainability. By applying they can be part of the Budding Earth Warrior or Climate Champion Tier.
2. Or ask them to switch to compostable packaging by using this referral code! It will give both of you points that you can redeem in your next purchase. Purchasing any item from our sustainable packaging line automatically qualifies them to be part of the Rookie Changemaker Tier!
We welcome each brand's own sustainable journey. Depending on what point you are in your journey, we hope that there’s a tier that corresponds to your efforts that will make you feel supported. We highly encourage you to incorporate more sustainable practices in your operations, as the more sustainable practices you incorporate, the higher your tier and the more perks you get!
Invitations will be sent at least 1 month before the start of the project. Stay tuned!
If you’re a Climate Champion and you think your items would be a great addition to our current sustainable product line up, please send an email and a list of products with their description & SRP to firstname.lastname@example.org . Use the subject: Webshop Merchant Request 2022.
Congratulations! As a member of the Traders Circle, you’ve also been included in our mailing list! Rest assured that when we send invitations at least a month before the project, you’ll be the first to know! Just be sure to keep an eye out!
In the meantime, you can share your entrepreneurial journey with us and get featured! You can also encourage your friends to apply and join!
We'd love to have a schedule of events and/or activities. However, current circumstances do not allow that. We'll send invitations at least a month before the start of the initiative - you have our word.