How Toms Shoes and Warby Parker Give Differently

Companies typically execute one of two corporate social responsibility strategies: vertical or horizontal. Find out how Toms Shoes and Warby Parker use these…
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Numi Tea Brings Fair Trade to Madagascan Turmeric Farmers

One year ago today, there was a very limited supply of Fair Trade Certified turmeric on the market. Wanting to utilize the root…

Greenpeace India: Tea Leaves Show DDT Pesticide Residue

Here in the West, NGOs like Greenpeace are often equated with environmental stewardship. But its message can be controversial in India sometimes, especially…

Ethical Tea Partnership, Oxfam Lead Campaign for a Living Wage

Finding systemic issues that effectively trap tea workers into earning below living wages, ETP, Oxfam and GIZ intend to improve the situation. They…
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Climate Change Threatens Sri Lanka’s Tea Industry

The Sri Lankan tea industry, already challenged by global competition and rising costs, is increasingly threatened due to climate change.
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Unilever Brewing ‘Future-Proof’ Tea Crops Through Genomic Selection in Kenya

Unilever pairs up with genomics research company to create "future-proof" tea crops.

New Consortium Takes on the Chai Challenge

By Heather Connon A nice cup of tea is the usual prescription for everything from severe shock to a tiring day. But the…
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Why Certifications Like Rainforest Alliance Matter

One certification program that keeps growing, avoids controversy, and now scores more multinationals under its umbrella is Rainforest Alliance
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From Field to Cup: Why It’s Important to Know the Story of Fair Trade Tea

The tea supply chain is a complex trade network with many different players. Each and every farmer, worker, exporter, importer, processor, auctioneer, buying…

Honest Tea & Fair Trade USA Team Up to Support Tea Growers

Honest Tea is working with exclusively with tea growing communities through Fair Trade USA to ensure fair working conditions for tea growers in…
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Triple Bottom Line Entrepreneurship in the Amazon Rainforest

By Lorna Li From a cup of tea shared in ceremony with a family of Kichwa shamans to an Amazon adventure that sparked…
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Guayaki Yerba Mate to Market Only with Social Media

Social media now provides a basic means of communicating with friends.  It has even taken deep root in the way companies interact with…

Spotlight on Numi Tea: The Sustainable Packaging Journey

But a closer look at the box tells a clear story. The tea itself is certified organic with no added flavor. I have…

Indonique Tea & Chai Restarts After Katrina Washout

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, second only to water. Through the ages, mythic powers have been attributed to…

The Benefits of Organic, Fair Trade Tea for Indian Workers

In 1841 a Scottish surgeon, Dr. Campbell planted the first tea garden in the Darjeeling region of Northern India. For a century, the…