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Communications Manager, Ethical Tea Partnership

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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Mabroc Joins ETP

We’re pleased to confirm that Mabroc Teas has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. Mabroc is ETP’s 30th member and the first brand from a tea-producing region to join the Partnership. Based in Sri Lanka, the company has been exporting …

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J.T. Ronnefeldt joins ETP

One of Germany’s oldest tea companies, J.T. Ronnefeldt, has taken a positive step and joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company, which was founded in Frankfurt 190 years ago by Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt, specialises in the trade and sale …

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‘Future in a Cup’ helping improve tea sustainability, Sri Lanka

In Colombo yesterday the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services of Canada (WUSC)  jointly hosted ‘Future in a Cup’, a forum to discuss issues affecting the tea industry in Sri Lanka. ‘Future in a Cup’ …

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Save the Date: Tuesday 17th June 2014

ETP and IDH will be co-hosting TEAM UP 2014 – the unmissable tea and sustainability event on Tuesday 17th June 2014. For further information watch this space.

Key learnings and insight from this year’s event are captured in the [Download …

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Good practice: Taking a ‘leaf’ from Kenya

This week twenty professionals from the Sri Lankan tea industry are taking part in a study tour of Kenya to look at different approaches and learn about best practices in Kenyan tea production. WUSC, CARE, and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) …

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Reflecting on new resource materials…

I’ve just returned from holiday in the Lake District where I took part in a running event with friends. Since we were travelling all the way from Brighton, we thought it prudent to make a holiday of it and ended …

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Third German tea company joins ETP

We’re pleased to announce that stick & lembke has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership making it three new German members in under a year. News of the announcement reflects the tea industry’s willingness to work collaboratively to tackle issues, and …

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Shining a light on wages in the tea industry

A report [Download not found] has just been published. It is the result of a multi-stakeholder project led by the ETP and Oxfam with additional funding from IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and Unilever, and which has the support of …

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