American Family-Owned Tea Blender Joins the ETP

We’re delighted to announce that Bigelow Tea has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. The US-based family-owned tea blender was founded in 1945 by Ruth Campbell Bigelow.

Bigelow Tea is the ETP’s sixth member from North America and brings the total number of ETP member companies up to twenty-eight. The news reflects the ETP’s growing influence across consuming countries and the appeal of industry-wide approaches to improving the long-term sustainability of supply.

Sarah Roberts, Executive Director comments, “It’s very encouraging that an established tea company such as Bigelow, which historically has strong ethical principles, understands the value of membership to the ETP. To have a sixth North American packer with established business relationships on board, opens up many new opportunities to the ETP, which will ultimately benefit thousands more tea workers and farmers, and the environments in which tea is produced.”

“Our company’s culture has always been guided by the principle of doing the right thing,’ says Cindi Bigelow, third generation CEO & President of Bigelow Tea. “Sustainability and fair business practices are important in every aspect of our business.  That’s why we’re proud to be part of the Ethical Tea Partnership, an organization that works with tea growers to establish methods for responsible conservation of the world’s tea fields and improve the lives of the beautiful people who work them.”