That small Tea square on our hems and pockets signifies something special: globally inspired, well made, beautiful clothing.
We make clothes for all of life's adventures, big and small—the kind of clotheskids love to wear (and wear and wear). Our styles are original and inventive yet fun and approachable. They are colorful and bold, playful and wearable, relevant and real and always exuberantly, unmistakably Tea.
We know there is more to every culture than beloved landmarks and beautiful handicrafts. There is also need. There is vulnerability. So wherever we are, we strive to be mindful and responsible. Respect for all people in all cultures is a cornerstone of our company, whether we're traveling the world in search of inspiration for our clothing collection or hiring a manufacturing partner to actually make the clothes in that collection.
We are mindful of our presence in the world and our responsibility to those around us. The issues of social responsibility and fair trade are very near to our hearts, and we discuss them with each of our vendors on an ongoing basis.
All our clothing collections are designed in San Francisco, and our clothing is made in several factories around the world—in Peru, Thailand and Hong Kong. We are careful to work only with reputable manufacturers who follow our high standards of responsible labor laws, good working conditions and no child/slave labor.
We have a Fair Trade act with all of our manufacturing partners. Each factory must sign a Workplace Code of Conduct that outlines fair employment practices, facilities safety guidelines and compliance assurance methods. These requirements are documented and reviewed regularly, and we have no tolerance for anything unlawful or even the slightest bit questionable.
While we can't be in every factory all the time, we are incredibly diligent to ensure that our partners around the globe adhere to the highest possible standards. We visit our factories often and walk around the grounds to see with our own eyes what the conditions are and how the workers are treated. We also have local agents in each country who are a part of our Tea team. They are our eyes and ears and manage the day-to-day happenings in each factory.
Every single Tea purchase gives back to The Global Fund for Children
Since 2003, we have partnered with The Global Fund for Children to donate nearly 500k to local grassroots organizations who advance the dignity of children and young people around the world.