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10th Anniversary 2010–2020

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The Fair Trader Story


In 2009 a group of fair trade enthusiasts set out to create a local ethical co-operative. They recognised the human and environmental cost of many cheap products. In 2010 they launched the six-room Holmfirth store, website and events.

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We are proud to:

  • Know all about our product makers, materials and workplaces

  • Be a volunteer-owned and -run co-operative

  • Have survived the financial and retail crises

  • Trail blaze and deliver sustainable, ethical trading

  • Support farmers and families around the world to get a better deal

  • Be not-for-profit; any surplus is reinvested in our supplier producers

  • Reduce waste and run a small recycling centre.


Beautiful products from far away ...

The Basket Room make colourful, woven, vegetable-dyed baskets, providing funds for medical bills and school fees in drought-ridden areas of eastern Kenya.

... and nearer to home

Arthouse Unlimited produce stunning cards and houseware, designed in the UK by a collective of artists living with disabilities.

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Join us!


If you like what we do, join us
as a member or volunteer to help others around the world.


Benefit from our updated loyalty scheme to make savings on purchases in-store and online.

Call in, ring or email us for more details.

Thank you to our amazing...

70 Volunteers and Staff

During our ten years, 70 people have helped us; in-store, on the Board and at events. Please join us and gift your time.

660 Members

Have helped us grow. Individuals, faith groups, suppliers and schools from near and far. Buy one or more £20 shares to join.

Thousands of Customers

We are pleased to have welcomed many loyal, local customers and thousands visiting Holmfirth from all corners of the globe.

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Over £770,000 spent with 220 suppliers from 30 countries