Organic Trade Association
We have been members of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) since 1989. As a member of OTA, we are part of a larger association of North American producers of organic agriculture and product. Together, this association works to encourage and protect organic farming practices and share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.
Learn more about the Organic Trade Association at www.ota.com
In 2010, we became the first tea company in the United States to become Non-GMO Project Verified. Being a supporter of the Non-GMO Project, we promote and endorse their mission that everyone has a right to know what they are consuming and deserves access to non-GMO alternatives. We also support the belief in preserving and building the non-GMO supply chain for future generations and protecting organic agriculture by reducing contamination.
Learn more about the Non-GMO Project at www.nongmoproject.org
Since 2003 we have matched 100% of our electricity use with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased from 3Degrees. Our partnership with 3Degrees helps to build the market for renewable energy nationwide, increasing the incentives for building new generation facilities. We place a Wind Power logo on all of our products to promote renewable energy.
Learn more about RECs & 3Degrees Inc. at www.3degreesinc.com/products/recs
As a manufacturer, we produce hundreds of thousands of tea boxes a year. Through this process, some boxes don’t meet our standards to sell in retail due to damage to the boxes or other quality checks. We collect these boxes and donate them to Food Lifeline, one of the local non-profit food banks in our Seattle neighborhood.
Learn more about Food Lifeline at www.foodlifeline.org