Using Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients has always been a priority for us, so we’re thrilled to announce we are transitioning all of our organic cane sugar to organic, Fair Trade Certified™ cane sugar!
We’ve been committed to using Fair Trade ingredients in our products since 2003 with the launch of Peach Oo-La-Long, the first bottled tea to ever use Fair Trade Certified™ tea leaves. Since then, we’ve expanded our use of Fair Trade ingredients even further: we transitioned all of our organic tea leaves to Fair Trade Certified™ in 2011 and have been gradually incorporating organic, Fair Trade sugar across many of our product lines since 2014.
Fair Trade USA reinvests the premiums from purchases of organic cane sugar made by Honest Tea in community healthcare services, farming equipment, and schools as designated by Honest Tea’s current sourcing community partners in Paraguay.
Now, with the conversion of our teas sold in plastic bottles to Fair Trade sugar, we’re proud to say that all of our organic tea leaves and sugar will be Fair Trade Certified™. The labels for these teas will be updated, and you should see the change roll out in the coming weeks!
Want to learn more about our commitment to Fair Trade Certified ingredients? Check out our Mission Report. Also, our friends at Fair Trade USA are celebrating with us by hosting an Honest Tea giveaway on Instagram. Enter for a chance to win here.