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Fairtrade tea can help put gender equality in the bag

A cup of tea can be anything but relaxing for the women picking the leaves on plantations in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Kenya or China.  

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Fairtrade Fortnight. For farmers. For the future.

Do you know what you’re really buying when you get your morning coffee? How about your afternoon chocolate pick-me-up? We don’t like to think about whether our treats are anything but sweet for the farmers growing the ingredients, but the conditions can sometimes be too bitter to stomach. Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. 

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