Asking the hard questions and calling for change
Traidcraft Exchange campaigns for fairer trading systems that give more back to farmers and workers in the developing world.
We ask the hard questions and call for change in trade policy and business practice to tackle poverty and inequality globally - drawing on our programmes with producers in Asia and Africa and our experience of ethical trade by our partner company Traidcraft plc.
Who picked my tea?
In the UK, we drink 165 million cups of tea per day. But few of us know about the people behind our tea.
Unsafe work conditions, poverty wages and appalling living conditions. That's the reality for tea workers in Assam, India, who pick the tea that goes into some of the most popular British blends.
The big tea brands know about this but aren't doing enough about it. It's time for change and it starts with a simple question: Who picked my tea?
Make Brexit work for everyone
Britain's exit from the European Union is likely to cause big changes for millions of people who trade with us from poor countries.
They could find themselves squeezed even harder by powerful international competition. Or it could be the moment when the UK starts trading in a way that really benefits them.
That's why Traidcraft, the Fairtrade Foundation and others are calling on the government to make sure Brexit works for people who trade with us from the poorest countries.