Honest Tea has chosen to work with Fair Trade USA as its certification partner, committing to the organisation’s recently announced vision to increase impact and include more farmers, farm workers and tea pickers.
Honest Tea co-founder and TeaEO Seth Goldman, said: “We endorse Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All vision, with its commitment to expand the reach and impact of Fair Trade by broadening the kinds of growers who can be certified, while maintaining the rigorous standards for working conditions and community development premiums.”
2011 was a record year for Honest Tea’s Fair Trade Certified tea imports, as the company purchased over 300,000 pounds of Fair Trade Certified tea and returned over $100,000 to tea gardens, accounting for 15% of Fair Trade US’s total community development premiums in the tea category.
Source: Honest Tea
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