New sign recognises Haworth's commitment to ethical trade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gathering at the new Haworth Fairtrade sign are, from left, Ann Wiles, John Sargent, Rita Verity, Liz Barker, Kathleen Milne and the Rev Chris Upton Gathering at the new Haworth Fairtrade sign are, from left, Ann Wiles, John Sargent, Rita Verity, Liz Barker, Kathleen Milne and the Rev Chris Upton

People visiting Haworth will be reminded of the village's huge contribution to the global fairtrade movement.

Residents have raised enough money to fund the installation of a new boundary sign, celebrating Haworth's status as the world's first fairtrade village.

The sign has been placed in Lees Lane, between Cross Roads and Mill Hey.

A spokesman for the fundraising team said: "Since achieving fairtrade village status back in 2002, Haworth has been at the forefront of raising awareness of fairtrade, which aims for a fairer deal for producers.

"Many other towns and villages have followed suit, forming Bradford Fairtrade Zone, with Keighley being the latest to gain fairtrade town status.

"Haworth has been acknowledged as a pioneer of successful and committed awareness raising. The hope is that our village's status will encourage all the visitors from around the country and the world to recognise that they too can make a difference by how they shop."

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