Tea Production

Articles from 2013:

How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India’s trade in child slavery

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/20/poverty-tea-pickers-india-child-slavery

“Millions of Brits drink a cup of Assam tea each day, but it comes at a terrible price. Plantation workers on 12p an hour are easy prey for traffickers who lure away their daughters to India’s cities. Now pressure is growing on big tea brands to safeguard better pay”

A Response to this Article from FairTrade International

http://www.fairtrade.net/single-view+M5aa206fee83.html?&L=1


From 2014


The Indian Tea Pickers Starving to Death

 http://apirnet.ilo.org/news/the-indian-tea-pickers-starving-to-death

The More Things Change…” The World Bank, Tata and Enduring Abuses on India’s Tea Plantations

(From Columbia University Law School: Human Rights Institute):

http://web.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/initiatives/global-economy/tea-plantations/more-things-change

2015 Articles

The Indian women who took on a multinational and won

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34513824

Tea Workers Take a Stand for Better Wages in India

http://equalexchange.coop/blog/tea-workers-take-a-stand-for-better-wages-in-india

Assam tea workers to get Rs.169 minimum daily wage

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/assam-tea-workers-to-get-rs-169-minimum-daily-wage-115011700594_1.html

The bitter story behind the UK’s national drink

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34173532


More Information


Fair Trade Information and Product Lists from GreenAmerica

http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/fairtrade/products/tea.cfm

List of Various Products (Tea, Coffee, etc.): Where to Buy

http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/fairtrade/products/wheretobuy.cfm

The Ethical Tea Partnership

http://www.ethicalteapartnership.org/

A Book

The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India (California Studies in Food and Culture) (November 23, 2013) by Sarah Besky.

Rainforest Alliance Certified Tea

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/agriculture/tea


Some Companies Selling Fair Trade Tea* 


Choice Organics Tea

http://shop.choiceorganicteas.com/Fair-Trade-Teas/c/ChoiceOrganicTeas@FairTradeTeas


Numi Tea

http://www.numitea.com/people/fair-trade-certified/

http://www.numitea.com/people/fair-labor-practices/


Starwest Botanicals

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/loose-fair-trade-certified-tea/


Rishi Tea (See FAQ under Sourcing)

http://www.rishi-tea.com/product_faq

See also What Direct Trade Is

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*Website/Owner not affiliated with these companies. Just an example of a few companies. No financial compensation is/was received from the Tea Brands Listed Here!

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