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Fair Trader

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  1. The Fair Traders Cooperative is an international community of consumers, suppliers, producers and other institutions co-operating to support the development of fair and ethical trading.
    We offer customers an increasing range of fairly traded, ethical products, which have been assessed in terms of their sustainability.

    We also regularly host events and workshops in our community room. Join us for children's workshops, fair trade speakers, supplier demonstrations and exhibitions.


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Fair Trader

32-34 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 2JS

01484 690515

Organisation last updated

  1. 11 February 2019

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  1. 32-34, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JS
    1. Wheelchair access needs to be arranged in advance -  please contact the venue for further details. Wheelchair access - by arrangement
    Wheelchair access available to some floors.

History

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  2. In November 2009 The FairTraders Co-operative launched its share offer to local people and businesses. In it was outlined the radical idea that they would only source the very best examples of goods in terms of their social, environmental and economic impacts, be they local or from developing countries. Furthermore, they would provide their customers with an assessment and rating of each of these products, their raw materials, use and disposal; offering transparency and the opportunity to discuss each product''s sustainability with us over an interactive website.

    The launch took the five founder directors somewhat by surprise as people queued to sign up to invest in the co-operative. They were soon joined by others from around the UK and as far away as Nepal, Kenya, and Australia. Within five months they had reached their target of 100,000 pounds along with a grant and loan from Key Fund Yorkshire. Encouraged by the local appetite for this brand new type of business and by the support of Harriet Lamb from The Fair Trade Foundation, local and national politicians, and NGOs, they have worked hard to bring together an exciting range of goods both local and from the developing world, with fantastic stories behind them. With nearly 400 members and rising, they are building a far flung community of fair and ethical trade supporters who want to know the full impacts of their purchases.

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