Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fair Trade Month

People employed in tea-growing regions often get the short end of the stick. What can you do about it? Buying Fair Trade Certified products is probably a good start. As luck would have it, October is Fair Trade Month. For more information, look here.

Honest Tea is participating in Fair Trade Month by donating five cents of every bottle of its Fair Trade Certified tea sold during September and October. Honest Tea is also sponsoring a sweepstakes. Prizes include an HP computer, printer, and digital camera. More info at their site.

While we're on the subject of social responsibility and whatnot, let's mention Srina's organic green tea, which is hand-plucked, in Sri Lanka, by local women farmers and packaged using banana fibers and tea leaves.

As the makers of Srina say, "Consumers who buy Srina tea will effectively be supporting the Paradise Community Project in Sri Lanka and helping small-scale farmers. The Project is committed to eco-friendly farming and offers these farmers above-average wages, a clean and safe working environment and training towards sustainable development using local natural resources."

More on Srina here.

Image: Srina/MP Global Connect Inc.

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