A new documentary, showing in London soon, claims that:
“In the beautiful lush tea gardens of Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers are plucking tea for multinational companies.
The companies promise consumers that they will act as responsible members of the global community; protecting the environment and ensuring good working and living conditions for the workers.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In the west, consumers have turned to Fairtrade believing it guarantees that the workers in the Fairtrade certified tea estates get a get a fair wage and better working conditions. This film tells the true story of how Fairtrade is not at all fair.”