Welcome

Sonia (centre) and friends Cuzco, Peru

Sonia’s Smile was inspired by a photograph of a Peruvian girl with a wonderful smile taken in 1992 when she was about 8 years old, the shop was opened in 2001. We met in 2005 when making a successful visit to twin Haworth with Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Sonia socks

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bathroom
On behalf of all my wonderful and generous customers and supporters I have twinned the Sonia’s Smile shop toilet with one in Africa. We are all so incredibly fortunate to have such a basic amenity which is only a dream for millions of people throughout the world. Please take a look at the link on the right. The one pictured is at home which has also been twinned but it’s better looking!
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We are members of  The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and most of our stock is from companies who are on the BAFTS approved list of suppliers.

The emphasis is of course fair trade and we are involved whenever possible in campaigning and raising awareness of fair trade issues not only during Fairtrade Fortnight but at many events throughout the year. Haworth was declared the first Fairtrade Village in 2002 and won a ‘Fairy’ the following year.

BAFTS    Fairtrade
“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.”
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