In 1994 Clipper became the UK's first Fairtrade tea company. Since it was founded in 1984 Clipper Tea has always been an ethical business committed to producing the finest tasting teas using only pure and natural ingredients. It's founder Mike Brehme was  involved in the tea industry and was adamant that practices such as child labour would be stamped out. With this in mind Clipper Tea has been heavily involved with the Fairtrade Foundation since its early days.