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Harrogate Achieves Fairtrade Status

22nd October 2013

Categories: News

The Harrogate Borough was once again awarded Fairtrade status in March this year, shortly after Yorkshire was announced as the first Fairtrade Region in the UK, in January.

Fairtrade status is awarded for two years, after which it is reviewed by the Fairtrade Foundation, a national independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the Fairtrade Mark on products in the UK in accordance with international standards.

The Harrogate Borough was first awarded its Fairtrade status in 2006. In order to retain it, they are determined to continue their support to the initiative by increasing the number of businesses across the district using Fairtrade goods to include supermarkets, B&Bs, hotels, and schools.

With a wider presence in the area, locals and visitors will be able to offer their support to farmers, producers and the communities in third world countries, by simply making the conscious decision to purchase Fairtrade goods and support participating establishments.

The Fairtrade product range, which includes tea, coffee, fruit, chocolate, biscuits, wine and more, is constantly growing. Many of these goods can be found at Harrogate’s dedicated Fairtrade Shop located in the old entrance to St Peter’s church in the town centre.

Window stickers have now also been produced by the Harrogate Fairtrade Company to be displayed in the windows of all Fairtrade outlets within the area. The first to receive theirs was Café Culture on Leeds Road, closely followed by Bean & Bud on Commercial Street.+

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