Collaboration Between Honest Tea, Fair Trade USA and VisionSpring Delivers Eye Exams and Glasses to Many in Remote Tea-Growing Community for First Time
Oakland, CA (June 17, 2014) – 5,127 eye exams were conducted and 2,400 pairs of free eyeglasses were distributed in Assam, India as a result of a unique collaboration between Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, mission-driven beverage company Honest Tea and VisionSpring, an organization that is committed to eyeglasses for all.
6/6/2014 - In the current certification landscape, collaboration becomes more and more essential to bring good practice to scale. In June 2014, UTZ Certified and Fair Trade USA will begin a joint effort to support sustainable livelihoods for more farmers and workers, beginning in cocoa. Through this work, we aim to drive broader market access, increase social and economic benefits, and significantly reduce the cost of being certified against two programs.
by Richard Sandlin, Fair Trade USA – Coffee
Learnings from SOAS, and a call to action for all
Over 2 billion people live on less than $2 a day, and 65% of them work in agriculture. The challenge at hand is great.