About Fair Trader

What we do

 

As well as running our shop, we host occasional events, support community initiatives, provide recycling facilities and co-operate with other organisations wanting to help communities and the environment through ethical trade

We currently have 650+ members, 22 dedicated volunteers, and work with over 90 suppliers worldwide.

The Shop

 

We stock an exciting range of fashion accessories, jewellery, food and drink, clothing, homewares, toiletries, greetings cards and toys. 

If you can't get here, you could keep in touch by liking our Facebook page and signing up to our mailing list for news/events. We can make up corporate gifts, packs for schools and churches, even ethical weddings.

Holmfirth is in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley, ideal for a day out. Why not visit some of our great local suppliers while you are here? They include The Nook Brewhouse, Dark Woods Coffee and Pure North Cider Pressall of which are open for tours. Or combine a visit with attending one of Holmfirth's many festivals

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Our Suppliers

 

A not-for-profit organization, Fair Trader partners smaller, sustainable suppliers, including co-operatives, artisans and designer-makers, both locally and in Nepal, ​Afghanistan, Colombia, Bolivia, Palestine and many other countries

 

Our orders for many of these small suppliers continue to provide them with a dignified way of supporting themselves at a time when many face increased economic hardship.

 

We are also working hard to help potential new suppliers access the UK market, helping with improving design, quality, and promotion.

The Co-operative Difference

 

Fair Trader is a community co-operative, part of the international co-operative movement, and applies co-operative principles in everything it does. 

 

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.