Tell these tea companies you want fair trade tea
According to Green America, most tea is grown on estates or plantations in Asia and Africa. It is common for workers on tea plantations to live and work on the plantation year round, often in the poorest conditions with no access to education or health care. While many countries require that tea workers are paid a minimum wage, these laws are often not enforced, leaving workers with no protections or legal recourse. Over 120,000 tea pickers have been able to improve their lives by benefiting from the Fair Trade system.
Looking for committed Fair Trade tea brands? Visit Fair World Project Commited Brands Page.
FWP’s committed brands are based on one of the following criteria:
- Companies are a member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) or Cooperative Coffees;
- Certified by IMO’s Fair For Life program;
- Certified by the Agriculture Justice Project’s Food Justice Certified program;
- 70% or more of a company’s product line is certified by FLO/Transfair USA as “whole product” Fair Trade