THE Holme Valley Fairtrade Support Group is holding a Fairtrade Fashion Show and Ethical Market Place on Friday March 14 (start 7.30pm).
The event will feature clothes from the People Tree and Bishopston Trading stalls, selling recycled and fairly-traded handbags, jewellery etc at the Traidcraft stall. Fairtrade refreshments will be served at Holmfirth Methodist Church.
Tickets are £2 including refreshments. For details call 01484-684838.
There is currently a display at the Holmfirth Tourist Information Office for two weeks, a promotional stall at the Pioneer Supermarket on Saturday March 1 and a Coffee Morning at Trinity Church Honley next Wednesday (February 27).
The Fairtrade mark is the only independent consumer label that ensures farmers in developing countries receive an agreed and stable price for the crops they grow that covers the cost of sustainable production, as well as additional income for farmers and workers to invest in the future.
Retail sales of Fairtrade certified products topped £290m in 2006 and have grown 40% year-on-year over the past five years. Awareness levels of the Fairtrade mark among the UK population reached their highest level last year at 57%.