Businesses

Food Matters – Fairtrade and beyond

A group of organisations including the The Holmfirth Fair Traders Co-operative have produced a pamphlet  entitled “Food Chain Issues”. It’s a good in-depth introduction to the huge subject of the ethics of food – from buying and growing local, to animal welfare and of course Fair Trade. It’s focussed on the Holme Valley but sets out some challenges for us all to think about and proposes a number of promises we could make, for a more positive impact on our planet and society.

Read the document in PDF form below:

FoodChainIssues

Posted on October 15th, 2014 by Fairtrade Yorkshire

New Fair Trade shop for Sheffield

Aimeth (centre) with Ian and Judy at Fair Grounds.

Aimeth (centre) with Ian and Judy at Fair Grounds.

Sheffield has gained a dedicated Fair Trade shop in the shape of Fair Grounds at 195 Whitham Road, close to the University and hospital.

Fair Grounds sells a wide range of Fairtrade foodstuffs and fairly traded crafts,  toys, jewellery and accessories.

The new shop opened just in time for Fairtrade Fortnight and the visit of Columbian banana farmer, Aimeth Angulo, who enjoyed a long browse and a chat with staff members, Ian and Judy.

Fair Grounds website

Fair Grounds on Facebook

Postcode: S10 2SN

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Fair makeover

Charlie Bridge of Fairer World in the new look shop

Charlie Bridge of Fairer World in the new look shop

Fairer World, the renowned Fair Trade shop at 84 Gillygate, in the centre of York, has a bright new look.  Following a refurb earlier in the year, the emporium is sporting a fresh, modern style worthy of a TV makeover.

Fairer World has York’s largest range of Fairtrade and fairly traded products including: food, beverages, crafts, gifts, jewellery, clothing and accessories.  Well worth a visit next time you’re in York.

Read more on Fairer World’s website, www.fairerworldyork.co.uk.

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Peruvian Kids

Peruvian Kids are specialists in unique items of ethically produced children’s toys and clothing which are all hand crafted by artisans in Peru.  Their colourful children’s cardigans, called arpillera jackets are based on the traditional South American art of tapestry making.  They are all hand finished in Peru by local artisans, so no two garments are the same.Ft Festival 13 1

Visit the online shop

or visit them at York’s Newgate Market – every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Posted on March 17th, 2013 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

York Scarves

Based in the heart of Yorkshire, York Scarves is a fair trade wholesaler with close links to their producers.
Sheela and Chris of York scarves

Sheela and Chris of York scarves

From small beginnings in 2007, York Scarves has grown into a thriving BAFTS registered fair trade UK enterprise which specialises in the weaving and supply of wholesale scarves, pashminas and shawls from India and Thailand. York Scarves is now one of the UK’s premier wholesale scarf suppliers.
York Scarves spends time each year in India with their weavers working on designs for the coming season and through their hands-on style of business they know their scarves are fair trade in the true sense of the word.
York Scarves welcomes all retailers to check out their website.

Posted on March 17th, 2013 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

From The Source

Based in North Yorkshire, From The Source import and sell fair trade and ethical fashion and accessories online and at special markets, events and festivals. In an age of fast fashion, throwaway products and faceless high street shops, from the Source aim to connect their customers with the people that make the products they sell, and promote trade that can help make the world a better place.

Fiona of From The Source having a go at weaving whilst visiting fair trade producers in rural Laos.

From The Source was set up in 2007 when, whilst living and working in Laos, Paul and Fiona were inspired by the rich heritage of traditional crafts, particularly textile production. They made some great contacts, returned to the UK, and started to import textiles and crafts from Laos, providing an opportunity for a range of producers to get their products into international markets, and export to the UK, for the first time.

From the Source specialise in high quality, handwoven, natural textiles – silk and organic cotton scarves and handwoven cotton clothing – gorgeous handmade fabrics that are a joy to wear and admire. From the Source actively support organic cotton farming, the use of natural, botanical dyes, and work directly with organisations that provide training, resources and a sustainable livelihood for the people in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Check out the fabulous From The Source website:

From The Source

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Casa Espresso

Casa Espresso, based in Shipley, West Yorkshire is a commercial coffee bean and machine supplier. We supply coffee beans to a whole host of Yorkshire based café’s, restaurant and bars offering them a variety of bean options including the Fairtrade Blend.casa-espresso

Demand for Fairtrade Coffee is certainly rising as retailers are becoming more aware of the positive benefits that being part of this friendlier supply chain can have on the world.

You can see more information on our Fairtrade Coffee on our website at http://www.casaespresso.co.uk/espresso-coffee/espresso-coffee-beans/

 

Posted on December 30th, 2011 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Shared Earth

Shared EarthShared Earth is a York based retailer and wholesaler of handmade and eco-friendly Fair Trade gifts. Their shop in York is close to the Minster at Minster Gates.

Shared Earth sells a wide range of unique and beautiful jewellery, accessories, homeware, stationery and kids products. More details at www.sharedearth.co.uk.

On the website you will also find much more information about Shared Earth’s Fair Trade and environmental policies, and its producers. Shared Earth’s aim is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people in developing countries, benefiting local community projects and keeping alive traditional skills that would otherwise be lost.

Posted on August 6th, 2011 by jess

fair trader

fair trader is a Community Co-operative founded by members of the Holme Valley Fairtrade Support Group. The co-operative is owned solely by its members, a growing community of over 500 of like-minded investors, of which you can be a part! Harriet Lamb of the Fairtrade Foundation has joined us.

fair trader, formerly known as the Fair Traders Cooperative, helps small developing world suppliers & local businesses and encourages ethical consumerism. We are an international community of consumers, suppliers, producers & other institutions cooperating to support the development of fair & ethical trading. Every product we sell has undergone our own Sustainability Assessment in terms of its environmental, social, & economic impact, a promise unique to our business. We want our customers to be aware of the positive impacts their purchases can make across the supply chain.

We have a shop in Holmfirth, closed on Mondays; more information about fair trader, including product offers and events, can be found there or at http://fairtrader.coop/

Sophie Bebb

Posted on August 6th, 2011 by jess