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Communications Manager, Ethical Tea Partnership

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 Understanding Wage Issues in the Tea Industry 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 …

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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 …

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Up and coming tea chain joins the ETP

The Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to introduce Tea Monkey as its 27th member. Tea Monkey is a small chain of up-market tea cafes with big ambitions and franchise expansion plans, and it is the first ever food service …

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The ETP joins the China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA)

The China Tea Marketing Tea Association (CTMA) recently approved the Ethical Tea Partnership as a foreign member, increasing the ETP’s capacity to bring about further social and environmental improvements to the sector.

The development means the ETP will be much …

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Gracious Mnjengezulu employed by the ETP, RA & Utz

The Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Gracious Mnjengezulu as Country Manager for Malawi. Gracious is jointly employed by the ETP, Rainforest Alliance and Utz, and will be responsible for helping both smallholder tea farmers and …

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The unmissable tea and sustainability event

The ETP and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative are hosting TEAM UP 2013 – the unmissable event for tea and sustainability in London Tuesday 18 June. Building on the success of last year’s ETP summer event, which was open …

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Shaping the future of the tea industry

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is part of coalition of organisations steering the development of a set of scenarios of the tea sector in 2030, which aim to catalyse creative thinking and new partnerships that can accelerate a more sustainable …

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An Industry in Transition: The Future of the Plantation Community, Sri Lanka

Today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, various stakeholders and key representatives from the tea industry have come together to share the vision of the future of the sector and the challenges it faces.  ETP, CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services …

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