Buying Fairtrade can help improve wages and puts investment into tea-growing communities.
There’s nothing like a cup of tea to kick-start your day. But there’s just not enough going back to the millions of farmers and workers who depend on growing tea for a living.
In 2014 over $6.6 million in Fairtrade Premium was paid to smallholders and workers on Fairtrade-certified estates – money that was used to improve living and working conditions.
Fairtrade Standards for plantations also help to regulate wages, health and safety standards and prevent child and forced labor. And Fairtrade is part of the Ethical Tea Partnership which is working to make the long term future of the tea industry sustainable, so you never have to go without your daily cup. Read more.
Visit our Fairtrade MVPs page to learn about Canadian leaders in Fairtrade, or consult our interactive list of registered brands and companies that sell Fairtrade certified products in Canada. Contact them to find out where to buy in your area.
Fairtrade Impact in Infographics
Figures shown are global data for 2014, taken from the 7th edition of the Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade report. Financial figures have been converted to Canadian Dollars and are estimates only.