Indulge yourself in great tasting drinks, safe in the knowledge that those involved in the planting and harvesting get a fair deal. Having sourced possibly the finest Fairtrade products available to the industry we can guarantee quality.
Here are a few examples of the schemes and projects we support:
The Fairtrade Products Mark is more than a badge of hope for farmers in the developing world – it shows our commitment to paying coffee growers, in particular, a fair and proper price for their hard-won crops. This can be 3 times more than free market prices. The growers also receive a premium that they can invest in community projects. Farmers who get a better deal on their crops can properly husband their land and resources. By putting a lot of care into their crops and the forests that sustain them they are also helping to care for the environment.
Rain Forest Alliance
The RefreshU group also buy Rainforest Alliance Certified Tea and Coffee. Certification involves a holistic approach — treating environment, ethics, and economics equally. To meet the standards, farmers must commit to continuous improvements in worker welfare, farm management, and environmental protection. Rainforest Alliance’s farmers learn how to improve their productivity and reduce costs by reducing pesticide use, eliminating waste and introducing better farming techniques. Workers who work for Rainforest Alliance earn decent wages and have access to good housing, education, and healthcare. And the environment on which these farmers depend is protected.