Established in 2009, Fair Trader operates as a volunteer-run co-operative situated in the picturesque Holmfirth of West Yorkshire – renowned as the setting for ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
At Fair Trader, the organisation is driven by a strong commitment to effecting change and strives to contribute to global poverty alleviation through the advocacy of fair and ethical trading practices. As one of the United Kingdom’s prominent fair trade retailers, they curate an extensive collection of sustainable, ethical, and fashionable goods, each meticulously chosen for its positive contributions to social and economic well-being. This endeavour is undertaken as part of their role within the cooperative community, aligning with the broader international cooperative movement.
In addition to overseeing both their Holmfirth physical store and online retail platform, Fair Trader plays host to occasional events, lends support to community-driven initiatives, offers recycling services, and collaborates with likeminded organisations dedicated to fostering community and environmental betterment through ethical trade principles.