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Making it fair. How the Tea Campaign ensures tea workers get paid

Making it fair. How the Tea Campaign ensures tea workers get paid

In India – where Darjeeling Tea is grown – there is an estimated one million permanent tea growers and twice as many seasonal labourers. Tea is grown in large tea plantations known as ‘tea gardens’ or in smaller tea farms. 

Tea production is labour-intensive. Labour makes up almost half of all operating costs with plucking taking up 75% of these costs. The men and women who work in large tea plantations do not have a ‘voice’. Working conditions are tough, wages are low and sexual discrimination is rife. 

Smaller-scale tea farms fare no better. The humble tea farmer may be growing the most tea in some countries but they are paid the least. With no control over tea prices and supply chains, the tea farmer is continually short-changed by the industry. Scarce profits result in under-resourced farms with appalling working conditions. It is a vicious cycle of poverty that must be stopped. 

The solution? 

Fair Trade works with small tea farmers and workers in large tea plantations, to ensure that every person gets a fair deal. Fair Trade is driving social change in the global tea industry by promoting healthcare, education, infrastructure, gender equality and economic viability.

Our campaign to make it fair

As the largest purchaser of Darjeeling Tea, Tea Campaign supports Fair Trade Standards for all our tea producers and their workers. 

We make it simple for our tea partners to grow a sustainable business by insisting on the highest quality Darjeeling Teas. Our decision not to compromise on quality and purity means our partners in India can employ more workers to produce the exceptional teas we demand. 

Focusing only on Darjeeling Tea and selling directly to our customers means we can shorten the supply chain to benefit our tea partners in India. 

Ensuring our tea is 100% pure and organic is about telling you clearly where and how your tea has been sourced. We are transparent with our audit trails and our labels. 

By making it fair, we are contributing to the continued survival of the Darjeeling Tea industry. Help us help them keep the champagne of teas flowing.




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