Tradewinds Tea and Coffee is an Australian company set up by members of the World Development Tea Co-Operative, which has now ceased operating. All surpluses from Trade Winds trading is channelled back into community projects which will assist the maintenance of sustainable agriculture and the production infrastructure in the countries with which they trade.
Trade Winds offers an alternative to multinational commodity trading: it supports sustainable agriculture and sustainable development. This means encouraging small holders in developing countries by buying their products and by developing markets for them in Australia. They import value added products wherever possible so that the economic benefits remain in the producing countries.
They specialise in tea and coffee, and have significant expertise in organic products as a result of their commitment to sustainable development and agriculture over many years. They are a founding member of the Fair Trade Association and offer both Certified Fairtrade and Certified Organic products.
Tradewinds' Ceylon teas are all fairtrade certified and are sourced and blended for them by Stassen, using the same expert blends which have given their teas the exceptional reputation they've enjoyed for four decades. Stassens is a wholly Sri Lankan owned company, and has a long record of commitment to its employees' welfare, and to providing jobs, educational and social development opportunities and health care to people in rural areas.
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