About Kirklees Fairtrade
Fairtrade Kirklees is a network of committed enthusiasts from all parts of Kirklees who come together with the following aims:
What is Fairtrade?
“With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With one simple choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.” Fairtrade Foundation
What is a Fairtrade Town / Borough?
There are now over 600 Fairtrade Towns across the Country, and over 1600 world wide, and the number is growing.
To become a Fairtrade Town or Borough, requires commitment from all sectors of the community including: work places, community organisations, faith groups, schools, Council, etc. If requires the town / borough to have a good supply of Fairtrade products for purchase via retail outlets and catering outlets. It also requires a representative steering group to lead on awareness raising activities, events, and communications.
To be truly effective, the commitment to Fairtrade must be owned by everyone, not just a small team or single organisation.
Kirklees is proud to have been a Fairtrade Borough since 2011
More information is available from the Fairtrade Foundation website.