When thinking about today’s phenomenon of ‘fair trade’, it immediately brings to mind coffee with the ‘fair trade’ tag, nowadays seemingly found in just about every supermarket. But if we go back to fair trade’s origins in 1968, these same coffee smallholders were nowhere to be found in the burgeoning movement’s founding document, the Haslemere Declaration. So how did we get to where we are today?
Franc, A. (2018) “What ‘fair trade’ was originally about: The Haslemere Declaration of 1968”, Imperial & Global Forum. Exeter: Centre for Imperial and Global History at the History Department, University of Exeter.
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