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About Jon

Communications Manager, Ethical Tea Partnership

Parliamentary Roundtable Explores Ways to Empower Smallholder Farming Communities

On Tuesday 24th March, Sarah Roberts, Executive Director, ETP, was invited to the House of Lords to provide evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development’s inquiry into Smallholder Agribusiness Developments. 

The session focused on …

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ETP Welcomes PekoeTea

We’re pleased to announce that Edinburgh-based tea company PekoeTea has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company was established by Lynn and Jon Cooper in 2006 and now has two shops.

PekoeTea prides itself on trading ethically and focuses …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Since it’s International Women’s Day today it felt right to provide an update on how ETP is promoting gender equality and tackling issues of harassment and discrimination in Kenya. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Make it Happen’, and …

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Newly Launched Green Tea Company Joins ETP

The range comes in resealable pouches to ensure freshness. It’s also available in ready to drink bottles.We’re pleased to announce that Tg Green Teas has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. The company, which was recently launched by co-founders Dr Hua He (a medical doctor and Chinese) and Sophia Nadur (a former global marketer & innovator at …

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ETP and UNICEF partnership supports thousands of children living in Assam

Today the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF launched a ground-breaking partnership that will improve the lives of tens of thousands of children from tea communities in Assam and help reduce their vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation.

The three-year programme, …

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Education Key to Tackling Health and Safety, Sri Lanka

Monday 28 July was a great day for the Sri Lankan tea industry as a new year of recruits officially enrolled onto the Higher Diploma Course in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at the Head Quarters of NIOSH (National Institute …

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ETP Welcomes Wollenhaupt Tea Trading Division

We’re pleased to announce that Wollenhaupt Tea Trading Division is the latest tea company from Germany to join the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company was set up in Hamburg in 1881 by the Wollenhaupt brothers August and Hermann. Today …

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Leading Specialist Tea Company Joins ETP

Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is pleased to announce that Canton Tea has joined the Partnership. Canton Tea, which was inspired by Jennifer Wood’s love for fine Chinese teas, was founded in 2007. Over the years Canton Tea has developed partnerships …

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Second Tea Company from Sri Lanka Joins ETP

On 22nd April, 2014, the second tea company from Sri Lanka – Heritage Tea Group joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). Heritage was established in 1994 by a dynamic and enterprising group of tea experts and enthusiasts with wide …

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Impacts of climate change felt by tea producers

Having taken over the ETP climate change portfolio from my colleague Rachel Cracknell, who’s on maternity leave, I found the recent article, Why climate change is bad news for India tea producers on the BBC website really interesting.

The story …

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