The Harrogate Fairtrade Group now has prduced window stickers. these will be appearing in Fairtrade outlets through the Harrogate area over the next few months.
Can you see the sticker on the window of Bean and Bud?
The Fairtrade Coffee Day took place on Saturday 23rd February at St Peters Church.
We are delighted to announce that the event made over £400 profit.
This money will be used to support Harrogate Group's Fairtrade activities for the coming year. Many thanks to everyone for their generous support.
Fortnight 2013 took place from 25 February - 10 March.
We are delighted that Yorkshire became the first Fairtrade Region in the UK in January 2013. Please see News for photographs and more information.
Harrogate Borough gained Fairtrade status in 2006, fulfilling the required 5 goals listed below.
Our mission is to continue to promote Fairtrade in the Harrogate Borough and to increase the use of Fairtrade products in all sectors of our area from little shops to large supermarkets, from small B&Bs to big hotels, from Primary Schools to Colleges, to include every religious and community group!
To become a Fairtrade Borough these 5 goals must be met:
- The local council must pass a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at its meetings and in offices and canteens.
- A range of Fairtrade products must be readily available in the area’s shops and served in local cafés and catering establishments (targets are set in relation to population)
- Fairtrade products must be used by a number of local work places (estate agents, hairdressers etc) and community organisations (churches, schools etc)
- The council must attract popular support for the campaign
- A local Fairtrade steering group must be convened to ensure continued commitment to Fairtrade Town status.
Please look around our website and if you would like to get involved with promoting Fairtrade in our area, in helping us maintain our Fairtrade borough status either contact us or just ask your shops to start stocking fair trade items.