It is about well designed, well crafted products - made with the best ingredients - by people who really like food (always good to know!).
It is about authenticity - about delivering what it promises - genuine goodness and flavour.
Turqle Trading is a good PEOPLE story...
It is about making a difference in South Africa: job creation, education and exporting fully beneficiated products (it means the production earnings stay in South Africa).
The aim is sustainability: healthy industries, viable companies, resilient societies and resourceful individuals...
Turqle Trading is a Fair Trade organisation...
It is a flexible, compassionate interface between South African Fair Trade food producers and fair trading markets - both locally and internationally.
Turqle's commitment is to transparency, accountability and sustainability. Beyond product management, quality control, logistics and finance, we invest in the global and local fair trading conversation.
Turqle's founders wanted to grow a Fair Trade food company that would be sustainable and self-sufficient. We wanted a company that would be resilient enough... read more
Turqle has two brands:Cape Treasures - a taste of the Cape - deliciously mellow, classic Cape flavours, and Ukuva iAfrica - a taste of Africa - feisty, lively and often fiery... read more
Contact details for Turqle Trading, Cape Treasures, Ukuva and Turqle Brands (the on-line shop for our South African fans), the compulsory legal stuff and some helpful links... read more
The Fair Trade Trust provides a Fair Trade benefit for Turqle's producers. The funds in the Fair Trade Trust is made available for education because - as a wise man once said... read more
Turqle's producers are varied - some small, some big, some ultra-sophisticated, some decidedly rustic - but they have one thing in common: a true love of food and a real commitment to... read more
And then the question arises... "What do we need to dotoday (or even tomorrow) to ensure that Fair Trade will be a meaningful part of the global economic conversation in 2022..." read more
World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) guarantees that Turqle Trading is a Fair Trade Organisation. Turqle is certified by Fairtrade International as a Licencee and a Trader in Wine Grapes and Herbs and Spices. Fair For Life (IMO) has certified Turqle Trading as a handler of Fair Trade ingredients.
Apart from the Fairtrade premiums that are paid to the pepper producers in India and the grape farmers in South Africa, Turqle pays 2,5% of the FOB price of every product sold, to the Fair Trade Trust. This money is used for the education of the workers and their children. Some of Turqle's customers also contribute to the Fair Trade Trust.