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Bowness and Windermere - A Fairtrade Town.

This and subsequent pages have been produced on behalf of the Windermere and Bowness Fairtrade Group as part of the Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade's commitment to community information.

The Windermere and Bowness Chamber of Trade are indebted to the Fairtrade Group for supplying the information for this page.

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Fairtrade LogoWindermere and Bowness became a Fairtrade Town in January 2005, when the Windermere Town Council passed the appropriate resolution confirming its status.  On the 8th January 2007, the Windermere and Bowness Chamber of Trade agreed to add its support to Fairtrade within the business community.

Fairtrade is a way of trading which enables producers in developing countries to sell their products at a price that helps them to work their way out of poverty.  The Fairtrade system guarantees them a decent wage, safe working practices, environmental improvements and an ability to invest in community projects such as healthcare, school resources or a clean water supply.

Fairtrade products are guaranteed to comply with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards and are regularly monitored.  There are currently around 1,600 different Fairtrade products to choose from:

  • tea, coffee, cocoa and chocolate are widely available and probably best know,

  • but also look out for jams, marmalades and spreads,

  • fruits such as bananas, oranges, mangoes, pineapples and apples,

  • dried fruit, nuts and wine,

  • rice, pasta, muesli, sweets, fruit juices, snack bars, biscuits .... and many more.

Should you be interested in providing Fairtrade goods, then please contact the wholesalers listed below. 

Further information about the Windermere & Bowness Fairtrade Group please contact;

Theresa Wooll

Jenny Baker 015394 47503


During September 2013 in order to celebrate getting the Fairtrade status renewed members of the group cleaned the 'Welcome to Windermere' town signs at the gateways into the town as a thank you to the town council and the community for their support.


FairTrade Group members cleaning Gateway signs



Fairtrade Signing
Fantastic Facts about Fairtrade
Highlights of the first Ten Years!
Ten Good Reasons To Support Fairtrade


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Hotels Serving Some Fairtrade Products

Applegarth Windermere 015394 43206
Beech Hill Windermere 015394 42137
Briery Wood Country House Ambleside 015394 33316
Broadoaks Country Hotel Troutbeck 015394 45566
Cedar Manor Windermere 015394 43192
Cragwood Country Manor Windermere 015394 88177
Craig Manor Bowness 015394 88877
Ellerthwaite Lodge Windermere 015394 45115
English Lakes Hotels Windermere 015394 39300
Fayrer Garden Bowness 015394 88194
Greywalls Hotel Windermere 015394 42662
Holbeck Ghyll Troutbeck 015394 32375
Hydro Hotel Bar Bowness 015394 44455
Lindeth Howe Bowness 015394 45759
Merewood Country House Windermere 015394 46484
Storrs Hall Bowness 015394 47111
Miller Howe Bowness 015394 42536
The New Windermere Boutique Hotel Windermere


The Old England Bowness 0870 4008130
The Waverley Windermere 015394 45026
The White Lodge Bowness 015394 43624
Windermere Manor Windermere T.B.C.

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Guest Houses Serving Some Fairtrade Products

The Boundary Windermere

015394 48978

Cambridge House Windermere 015394 43846
Cranleigh Guest House Bowness 015394 43293
Crompton House Windermere 015394 43020
Elim Lodge Bowness 015394 47299
Fairfield Garden Bowness 015394 46565
Fir Trees Windermere 015394 42272
Glencree Windermere 015394 45822
Green Gables Windermere 015394 43886
Haisthorpe House Windermere 015394 43445
Hilton House Windermere 015394 43934
Holly Lodge Windermere 015394 43873
Holly-Wood Guest House Windermere

015394 42219

Howbeck.  The Windermere 015394 44739
Ivy Bank Windermere 015394 42601
Ivythwaite Lodge Windermere 015394 88914
Kays Cottage Windermere 015394 44146
Laurel Cottage Bowness 015394 45594
Meadfoot Windermere 015394 42610
Melbourne Guest House Bowness T.B.C.
Millbeck Windermere T.B.C.
Orrest Head House Windermere

015394 44315

Rosemont Windermere 015394 43739
St. John's Lodge Windermere 015394 43078
The Coppice Windermere 015394 88501
Willowsmere Windermere 015394 43575
Windermere Centre, The Windermere 015394 44574
Windermere Suites Windermere

015394 44739

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Shops Selling Fairtrade Goods

Booths Supermarket Windermere 015394 46114
Butterworth's - The Deli Bowness 015394 43119
Co-operative Store Windermere 015394 43021
Co-operative Store Bowness 015394 43021
Gregg's Windermere

015394 42060

Manuka Health Food Store Bowness 015394 48941
Windermere Wine Store Windermere 015394 33001

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Local Wholesalers Supplying Fairtrade Goods

Caterite Cockermouth 017687 76000
The Fairground Staveley 01539 822823
J. Farrer & Co Kendal 01539 720020
Four Seasons Foods Kendal 01539 720020
Lakeland Vintners Ings 01539 821999
W McClure Ltd Windermere 015394 42636
Windermere Wine Store Windermere 015394 33001

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Cafes & Restaurants Serving Some Fairtrade Products

Aunty Val's Tea Rooms Bowness 015394 88211
Costa Coffee Bowness


Coffee Bar 7 Windermere


Jerichos at the Waverley Windermere 015394 42522
Jintana Thai Restaurant Bowness 015394 45002
Lamplighter Windermere 015394 43547
Lazy Daisy's Lakeland Kitchen Windermere 015394 43877
Mela Indian Restaurant Bowness


Rambla Bistro Windermere


Renoirs Windermere  015394 44863
Rumours Bowness 015394 44382
St. Martin's Coffee House Bowness

015394 46404

The White House Bowness 015394 44803

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Tourist Attractions Serving Some Fairtrade Products

Brockhole National Park Centre Windermere 015394 46601
World of Beatrix Potter - Tailor of Gloucester Cafe Bowness 015394 88444

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Fairtrade Used In The Workplace

Cumberland Building Society


Yorkshire Building Society



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Other Supporters of Fairtrade

Alexandra Court
Bowness & Windermere Tourist Information Centres
Churches Together in Bowness and Windermere
Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association Ltd
Inner Wheel Club of Windermere
Lakelovers Holiday Cottages
Local Schools
The Marchesi Centre
National Trust North West
Rotary Club of Windermere
Stonecraft Designs
'Welcome to Lakeland' Tourist Information Brochures
Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade
Windermere Lions
Windermere & Staveley District Neighbourhood Forum
Windermere Town Council
YHA Troutbeck



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