When it comes to giving back to the community, we at Vintage Teas are not only helping those in need, but also creating an environment where sustainable practices are carried out across the board for the long term benefits of all those situated in our neighbourhood.
With our new office and factory complex situated in the suburbs of Colombo, our work to provide those in the vicinity who are struggling socially and economically with a better lifestyle focuses on what residents hold most dear. The local temple, for example, needed living quarters for aged priests, which we provided, along with books for the younger priests and local students. Worn temple buildings and statues are also in the process of being restored by our company, and a percentage of sales is kept aside for the benefit of the village. Vintage Teas also carries the Fair Trade certification on certain products, which means a percentage of every one of these packs you purchase from us is kept aside specifically for the farmers.
On a much more personal level, we have also worked closely with those who have suffered tragic losses. By donating artificial limbs and building new houses for those in need, we hope to provide enough comfort and security for these people to live their lives with dignity.
And finally, we’ve provided many school leavers with skills that will last them a lifetime by creating invaluable job opportunities for the local community.