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Typhoo becomes final major British tea brand pledging to release a list of its suppliers
Author: Amber Milne, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Published on: 15 April 2019
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Efforts to tackle slave-like conditions in the tea industry got a boost on Friday when Typhoo became the final major British tea brand pledging to release a list of its suppliers.
Yorkshire Tea, Twinings, Tetley, Clipper and PG Tips all made the same decision in the last year.
Typhoo's move comes in the wake of advocacy group Traidcraft Exchange's "Who picked my tea?" campaign, begun last year to improve working conditions and low pay in Assam, India, where most British tea is grown...
The list will be available later this month, Typhoo said.
"Typhoo's tea declaration means that we now know where the vast majority of the tea we drink in the UK comes from," said Mary Milne, head of campaigns and communications for Traidcraft Exchange.
"More importantly, women in Assam who pick tea for us now know exactly where it ends up."