THE BREWING OF A MOVEMENT
In its 3,500 year history, tea has helped create economic and spiritual growth around the world. However, tea’s very existence has also been predicated on the oppression of women via the oldest forms of human trafficking, trading of opiates in China and sexual violence in the fields of India.
Yet tea has a noble story too, as its rituals and symbolism are great companions for cultivating justice. Whether being dumped into a harbor, served by Gandhi as he negotiated freedom, or fundraising for the Women’s Suffrage Movement, tea has played a part in every revolution since the 1700s.
Tea creates an environment of rituals, offering dignity and creating dialogue.
The Importance of Fair Trade Tea:
Tea & Trafficking
Every year, 7 million new victims are forced into labor trafficking within the growing and harvesting steps of the tea production process every year.
Buying Fair Trade certified tea ensures the ethical treatment and payment of tea workers, therefore protecting and empowering women and entire communities around the world.
Thistle Farms Global Partner
3 Mountains goes beyond Fair Trade. In addition to paying a premium for tea, they provide seed funding to culturally-appropriate business ideas to help alleviate food insecurity and poverty in Rwanda for genocide survivors.
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