c/o Hebden Royd Council Offices
St. Georges Street
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire HX7 7BY







What is fairtrade?

What makes a fairtrade town?

How did Hebden Bridge become a Fairtrade Town?

How can I find out more about fairtrade?

What happens now?





What is 'fairtrade'?

Fairtrade is a system of trading which ensures that the people who produce products in developing countries are paid a fair price for them. This allows the producers to plan ahead for their future and to improve all aspects of their lives from better working conditions to more opportunities for education for their children.

In Britain the Fairtrade Foundation monitors fairly traded products such as tea, coffee and chocolate. Products which meet its criteria are awarded the Fairtrade Mark (as shown on the front of the directory).

What is a 'fairtrade town'?

To achieve fairtrade town status a town has to achieve 5 goals which are set by the Fairtrade Foundation. These are:

•  the local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade and agrees to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee at meetings

•  a range of Fairtrade products are available in local shops and cafes

•  a number of local businesses and community organisations use Fairtrade products

•  to get local press coverage and popular support for the campaign

•  to set up a steering group to ensure continued commitment to maintaining Fairtrade Town status

How can I find out more about Fairtrade?

Contact the Fairtrade Foundation:

Suite 203, 16 Baldwin's Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ

020 7405 5942

Shared Interest is a co-operative lending society offering ethical investment in fair trade with the Third World providing accessible credit to fair trade producers in poorer parts of the world. By investing in Shared Interest you could help us make a difference. For more information please visit www.shared-interest.com or call 0191 233 9101. Our local representative Elsie Fairbanks can be contacted on 01422 844649 or c/o the Hebden Bridge Fairtrade Forum.


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