• Good practice: Taking a ‘leaf’ from Kenya

    Posted by Jon Copping on 03/09/2013

    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) are responsible for organising the trip, which was first envisaged at the Industry in Transition workshop last year. During the READ MORE

  • Third German tea company joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 01/08/2013

    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 ETP’s growing presence in Continental Europe. Established in 2011, stick & lembke founders Thorsten Stick and Kai Lembke have decades READ MORE

  • Shining a light on wages in the tea industry

    Posted by Jon Copping on 02/05/2013

    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 has the support of the certification organisations Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified. The report assesses the pay and READ MORE

  • American Family-Owned Tea Blender joins the ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 28/03/2013

    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 READ MORE

  • Up and coming tea chain joins the ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 26/03/2013

    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 chain to join the ETP. Tracey Bovingdon, the founder and owner of Tea Monkey, opened the first branch in Milton Keynes READ MORE

  • The ETP joins the China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA)

    Posted by Jon Copping on 20/03/2013

    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 more strongly connected to senior government staff who play an important role in the tea sector. Given the size of READ MORE

  • Gracious Mnjengezulu employed by the ETP, RA & Utz

    Posted by Jon Copping on 05/03/2013

    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 estates improve their performance against international social and environmental standards. As part of the role Gracious will also be responsible READ MORE

  • The unmissable tea and sustainability event

    Posted by Jon Copping on 04/03/2013

    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 to ETP’s partner organisations for the first time, TEAM UP 2013 will welcome key players from the tea industry including producers, READ MORE