Our Fairtrade Story

We have been working with Fairtrade since 1994 and today, 24 years later, we are very proud to be the world’s largest Fairtrade tea brand.

Fairtrade supports workers’ rights and ensures that farmers are paid a fair wage. By buying our tea on Fairtrade terms, as well as paying the Fairtrade Minimum Price, we pay a Fairtrade Premium – an additional sum of money which farmers & workers can invest in any projects they choose, which has helped improve standards in education, health & housing.

Companies like ours have a key part to play in helping tea plantation employees & their families.  We whole-heartedly support Fairtrade’s ongoing drive to improve working and living conditions and make a positive impact in all tea producing countries.

See our fairtrade
principles in action


Who Are The Fairtrade Foundation?

Fairtrade Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation, working with businesses, farmers and consumer groups in over 4000 product categories in the UK to ensure:

  • A minimum price is paid to Fairtrade producers covering their costs of production.
  • All producers in Fairtrade co-operatives, irrespective of gender, get a democratic say in decisions.
  • The producers receive an additional Fairtrade premium, an extra amount of money to invest in their businesses and communities.
  • A Fairtrade Trading Partnership Plan exists to enable companies to make partnership commitments to the producers from whom they source.


Why Choose Fairtrade?

World trade is not fair. Small scale farmers and workers in the developing world face the challenges of rising food and fuel costs, an increasingly unpredictable climate and volatile prices for their goods. By choosing products with the Fairtrade Mark you are guaranteeing producers are being paid a fair and stable price for their products, allowing them to develop their business and work their way out of poverty. For more information www.fairtrade.org.uk



With love from Clipper!

We've gone a bit bonkers at Clipper HQ and decided we wanted to share the love with our lovely Clipper tea drinkers out there! We’ve created 3 Limited Edition tea caddies and each comes FREE with our special packs of Fairtrade Everyday Tea, Organic Everyday Tea and Pure Green tea (80 tea bags).

We’ve also made thousands of unbleached Clipper tea-towels and popped them into other packs of our Fairtrade Everyday Tea (80 bags). There are 4 different designs to look out for. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve only gone and put 100% more tea bags into boxes of our Pure Green Tea 26  Bags – yes we’ve squeezed 52 bags in there!

Read more about which gifts we’ll be bestowing by clicking on the images below.

All this Clipper loveliness will be in supermarkets from the end of October.


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