- These standards ensure that the benefits to producers in developing countries are maximised
- In 1994 Clipper helped launch Fairtrade in the UK and produced the world's first tea to carry the Fairtrade Mark.
The Fairtrade Foundation is a UK charity and a member of the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) which ensures products that carry the Fairtrade Mark meet internationally recognised standards
- To pay a premium that producers can invest in development
- To pay a price to producers that covers the costs of sustainable production and living
- To make partial advance payments when requested by producers
- They are:
- To sign contracts that allow for long-term planning and sustainable production practices.
Producers are also encouraged to continuously improve working conditions and product quality, to increase the environmental stability of their activities and to invest in the development of their organisations and the welfare of their workers.
We buy large volumes of Fairtrade tea, coffee and other ingredients every year and the premium payments we make contribute many thousands of pounds and dollars to social improvements.
Clipper now has the widest range of hot beverages in the UK that carry the Fairtrade Mark.
Always use fresh water, pour it over the tea bag while it's still boiling and allow to brew for 2-4 minutes. The rest is up to you.
In the short time since Clipper's formation in 1984 it has become one of the leading suppliers of hot beverages in its chosen market of Fairtrade, organic and natural products.
The underlying reason for Clipper's rapid success is its willingness to be different. When it entered the tea market in 1984 there was not another company like it: passionate to make available to all consumers the opportunity to discover and enjoy high quality, great tasting, specialities brought to market without compromising the producers or the planet.
Since Clipper's arrival on the scene tea shelves in supermarkets and independent retailers have changed beyond recognition. There is now a very wide range of products available, and whilst the sales of traditional teas remain static, those of specialiteas, green and white teas, herbal and fruit infusions go from strength to strength.
Something else has happened to change the traditional market. Clipper was the first company in the world to produce a tea bearing the Fairtrade symbol. It was also among the first to launch a range of organic teas and the first to produce and market a mainstream organic instant coffee. Not satisfied with these pioneering steps, Clipper introduced the first instant, organic and Fairtrade hot chocolate.
In shaking up the traditional market, along the way Clipper has collected multiple international awards and commendations, not only for the great taste and pure quality but also for packaging and education.
Clipper Teas Ltd