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  • Lebi Gabriel Hudson Tanzania Tea Farmer

    What's brewing? A tea farmer explains what Fairtrade means to him

    28 July 2017 by Emily McCoy

    On the launch of our new campaign, ‘Not all tea is created equal’, we asked tea farmer Lebi Gabriel Hudson, CEO of Fairtrade certified Rungwe Smallholders Tea Growers Association in Tanzania, to explain what Fairtrade means to his community.

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  • Tea Workers in India - Clipper Tea

    Your quality cuppa changes quality of life in India

    21 April 2017 by Adele Ward from Wessanen UK (Clipper Teas)

    Today (Friday 21st April) is National Tea Day, a special day to celebrate the great taste and occasion of a delicious cup of tea. But how much do we really know about the origins of tea and the people and processes that produce the nation’s traditional hot beverage? 

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    Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

    14 December 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    What does a good cup of tea mean to you? With the average Briton drinking 876 cups of tea a year, this clearly is a valid question and one to ponder on International Tea Day.

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  • Clipper

    5 reasons to add some colour in your cup with Clipper green tea

    16 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Change is blowing through cafes and supermarket shelves around the UK – on the back of the green tea leaf. As the 'grassy' beverage has a moment, we round up five things that make the UK’s first Fairtrade green tea so special.

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  • Air

    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

    20 July 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

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  • Kenya

    Paris climate talks are failing smallholder farmers

    20 May 2016 by Victor Biwot, manager at Fairtrade-certified Sireet Tea Outgrowers in Kenya

    A report published this week by Oxfam has criticised the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

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  • Will 1

    Touching upon humanity

    25 February 2015 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Interview with Will Robson-Scott, the film director of Fairtrade Matters

    There is a certain satisfaction you get from truly doing it your way. Starting it, following through and owning it. Will Robson-Scott is an artist true to what's inside of him. Fascinated with people living on the fringes of society, urban outsiders and raw human energy, the London-born photographer and filmmaker has found a wide acclaim with five Vimeo ‘Staff Picks’, a YouTube phenomenon ‘Chi Raq’, and recently with the project on John and his dog George.

    His new short film created for the Fairtrade Foundation provides a glimpse into the lives of two tea growers in Malawi. We caught up shortly before the film premiere in London…

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    International Tea Day

    15 December 2014 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at Fairtrade Foundation

    Fairtrade is enabling farmers and workers in the tea sector to tackle some of the challenges they face and bringing benefits to their communities. With an estimated 165 million cups of tea consumed in the UK on a daily basis, it would be easy to think that every day is International Tea Day.  However, since 2005, International Tea Day has officially been observed on 15 December, giving us an opportunity to reflect on the impact of an industry that millions of farmers and workers across the globe depend on for their livelihood.

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  • Where the Tea Trail leads

    15 January 2014 by Jane Snell, Product Manager for tea at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Jane Snell, Product Manager for tea at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on Simon Reeve’s BBC2 documentary  on ‘The Tea Trail’ this week and what it means for Fairtrade, the different players in the tea industry and tea drinkers.

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