Honest Tea is an international beverage company that prides itself on the organic nature of its products. Honest Tea is also committed to operating under “fair trade” principles. You’ve probably seen the “punny” little bottles at your local corner or grocery store, but what you might not know is that Honest Tea calls Bethesda, MD home.

The company was founded back in 1998 by a man named Seth Goldman. He wanted to bring organic products to the market that weren’t overly sweetened while also working under fair trade principles.

Fair trade principles are rules and standards that help developing countries establish a more even trading field with developed countries.

Honest Tea is enjoying their 20th year of success and will be holding an event on June 10th to commemorate the achievement.