Twin Trading

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"Twin has played a key role in starting innovative new businesses, in which producer partners in the global south are shareholders. Our aim is to increase producer power and influence in their supply and value chains. Such market-facing brands include Divine Chocolate, Liberation Foods, Afri-Nut Ltd and Cafédirect." [1]

"Twin was established in 1985 with support from the Greater London Council. Originally known as the Third World Information Network, Twin spent its formative years trading and exchanging goods from countries excluded from international trade opportunities for political reasons, such as Cuba, Nicaragua and Mozambique. The imposition of structural adjustment and particularly the collapse of the International Coffee Agreement in 1989 focussed Twin’s attention on coffee...In 2001 Twin launched Agrofair UK with producers and partners of Agrofair Europe, bringing fairly traded fruit to the UK for the very first time " [2]



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  1. Twin Trading Who we are, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2014.
  2. Twin Trading History, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2014.