Turqle Trading is a good FOOD story...

Its about well designed, well crafted products, made with the best ingredients, by people who really like food (always good to know!). Its about authenticity - about delivering what it promises - genuine goodness and flavour.

Turqle Trading is a good PEOPLE story...

Its about making a difference in South Africa: job creation, education and exporting fully beneficiated products (which means the production/'value-adding' 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...

Its a flexible, compassionate interface between South African fair trade food makers 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, it invests in the global and local fair trading conversation.

Image of roast onion & garlic used to lllustrate the link to the Turqle Trading 'About' page.

Turqle's founders set out to create a fair trading food company that would be sustainable and self-sufficient from the outset. They wanted a company that would be resilient enough... read more

Images of Cape Treasures Seaweed Salt and Ukuva iAfrica's Moroccan Harissa seasoning used to illustrate the link to the Turqle Trading Products page.

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; a travellers tale... read more

Image of multi coloured grapes on the vine used to illustrate the link to the 'contact' page.

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

Image of Cape Herb & Spice workers playing a productivity game during Fair Trade Trust training.

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

Image of pickers sorting Peppersweet chillies at Fynbos Fine Foods used to illustrate the producers topic.

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

Image of Salt harvesters at Khoisan Natural Salt to illustrate the Fair Trade 2.0 topic

And then the question arises... "What do we need to do today (or even tomorrow) to ensure that Fair Trade will be a meaningful part of the global economic conversation in 2022..." read more

Logo of Fairtrade International on Turqle Trading's web page footer.
Logo of the Fair Trade Trust on Turqle Trading's web page footer
Fair for Life logo on the Turqle Trading's web page footer.
WFTO Gauranteed Fair Trade logo on the Turqle Trading's web page footer.
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.