Duchess Meghan’s Clevr Blends investment supports genocidal oat milk powder??

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reacts as she arrives to visit Canada House, in London on January 7, 2020, in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.

Back in December, the Duchess of Sussex invested in Clevr Blends, an oat-milk latte company based in or around Montecito. Clevr Blends is a female-owned business, and now Meghan is a major investor. Oprah promoted the lattes on her Instagram, giving the brand millions of dollars worth of free publicity. Then the British media got involved, throwing a series of hissy fits about all of it, which (of course) gave the brand millions of dollars in free publicity. It took the British press nearly four full months, but they finally found a way to attack Meghan’s Clevr Blends investment. Meghan is supporting an oat-milk supplier which is… adjacent to Chinese forced-labor camps? It’s a spectacular reach, but you get the picture. First her cookbook was supporting terrorism, then her love of avocado toast supported drought and murder, and now her investment in a latte company supports forced labor camps.

Meghan Markle‘s money is behind a trendy instant coffee brand that she touts for its ethically sourced ingredients, but the company has received tens of thousands of pounds of oat milk powder from a Chinese state accused of genocide, a new report claims. Clevr Blends’ oat milk supplier — Xinjiang Haiyan International Trade — is located within four miles of suspected detention centers, including an alleged re-education site, according to The Daily Mail.

The California-based company bills itself as a “woman-led, mission-driven wellness company,” even though human rights groups have urged Western companies to cut ties with the Xinjiang region due to systematic rapes there and the detention of a million Muslims in re-education forced labor camps, according to the report.

Clevr received five large deliveries of oat milk powder from Xinjiang Haiyan between October and February, The Daily Mail reports. Fashion companies like H&M, Burberry have refused to source cotton from the Chinese state over forced-labor concerns, according to the article.

Although there is no evidence the company uses forced labor, human rights activists reportedly said it is impossible to rule it out.

“It’s virtually impossible to be sure that any workplace in the Uighur region is free from forced labor, so no responsible business should wish to trade with any organization based there,” Chloe Cranston of Anti-Slavery International told the paper. “Any investor – regardless of who they are – should hold their portfolio companies accountable on their ties to the Uighur region.”

“Ethics are always at the forefront of our product. We prioritize working with smaller, family-run ingredient suppliers or those with more transparent supply chains,” the company’s website reads.

A representative for Clevr Blends told the newspaper it did not know about the questionable connection. “I personally have no awareness of this issue and feel convinced that Clevr would never intentionally hire companies with such practices. Thank you for bringing this to our awareness,” the spokesperson said.

Markle’s representatives did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Mail. Sources close to the former actress told the paper she would not work with a company that doesn’t uphold the highest ethical standards and human rights protections.

[From Page Six]

I understand the way globalization works and all of that, but is anyone else surprised that a granola-crunching, female-owned small business in Montecito would outsource their oat milk powder from China? That doesn’t even ring true to me, and it feels like any California company in need of oat milk powder would find it a lot easier (and not cost prohibitive) to simply find a North American supplier, or failing that, a South American supplier. But anyway, I’m happy that the press finally found a way to once again make asses out of themselves with regard to anything and everything Meghan does. I can’t believe that they haven’t found a way to blame her for A) greenhouse gases, B) Covid-19, C) the declining bee population and D) failed immigration policies. Sh-t, did I give them some ideas?

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  1. Oh_Hey says:

    So there’s just no ways the company can source oat milk from California. One of the biggest farming and locally/state sourced, health food capitals of the world.

    This isn’t reaching – this is them cosplaying as Elastagirl. I get it – the boring white royals don’t sell but this isn’t even good enough to line a bird cage.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      This is one of the blatant cases of over smearing I often talk about. It boomeranged big time and many people who would not normally comment did and pointed out how Meghan will always come out on top.
      Coupled with the Kate the revolutionary piece, many commentators were telling KP and their minions to give their failed and failing PR a rest. We get that they need to prop up the lazy duchess at the expense of the hard working self made one but many people can see through the embarrassing attempts and it’s making the RF look really bad.

    • VS says:

      well they prompted another round a free publicity for the company….I am personally on an automatic refill as I love their products. I am so glad Oprah decided to highlight it

      The downside is the company had to shut down their comment section on IG; something is broken in the uk; I am telling you! the racists are clearly not the target of this product, why do they care? is this because of the Fortune article highlighting the CEO? why is the rf in bed with such trash?

      As highlighted by people on twitter, the headline is contradicted in the article but they know damn well that their readers don’t READ; consequently, they can avoid a lawsuit…what can Meg do here? just ignore the noise? what about the company? it is a brit newspaper in a market they don’t deliver but this is a US company being attacked….

  2. Em says:

    Didn’t they say they now source from Canada?

    • VS says:

      they did but apparently in the british trashy press, they never let facts get in the way….strangely enough, some people even quote an article contradicting its headlines….I see that uk racists == US maga

    • windyriver says:

      The current online Page Six article says they source “from a US based supplier who uses Canadian grown oats.”

      Also says they used the previous supplier for several months, ending in January, “but the ingredient was neither grown nor processed there [China]. The supplier just had an office in the region.”

      They rely on people not reading past the headline, and certainly not reading to the end of the article where they quote the above from the Clevr rep.

      • Cessily says:

        Maybe the companies that are deliberately having their facts twisted and integrity questioned will step in and take legal action also. Nothing can destroy a company quicker than false headlines and misleading articles done to purposely taint the reputations. I hope this company doesn’t suffer also.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Canada??!! Didn’t I once read that the Barnaked Ladies reneged on their oath to not buy real green dresses? How is Megan involved??

      • Totorochan says:

        I have seen with my own eyes on South Park how the tops and bottoms of Canadians’ heads aren’t even joined together. It is a dark and dangerous place with a thin veneer of “eh”. Rabid maskless wolverines prowl the city streets and feral chipmunks do parkour on the rooftops. And *whispers* none of this happened before Meghan lived in Canada, some people say that she led the biggest squirrel heist in Canadian history and she still has some of those acorns to this very day.

      • Jaded says:

        She’s also responsible for the decline in the polar bear population, Bob and Doug McKenzie blame her for a decline in sales of Molson Golden and Tim Horton’s is mad at her because nobody drinks their coffee anymore since her investment in oat milk latte.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      As I’m enjoying my smashed avocado toast and wondering what that says about me as a human…..I’m wondering if there’s a way Meghan can be blamed for the bucatini pasta shortage that was going on for a while.

      It makes more sense that it’s somehow her fault and not silly things like FDA labeling/branding requirements.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    Apparently, in the same Daily Mail article it says that the company stopped importing milk from China long before Meghan got on board, that’s there no evidence that it got milk produced by Chinese labour camps and that the company gets its milk from Canada. So this piece was just written in an attempt to further damage Meghan’s reputation.

    • Cecilia says:

      And it works because people simply don’t read further than the headline.

      Am i the only one who seriously gets uncomfortable with the lengths the press is going to to damage meghan every time she’s pregnant?

      • Cessily says:

        @cecilia “Am i the only one who seriously gets uncomfortable with the lengths the press is going to to damage meghan every time she’s pregnant?”

        It is extremely concerning and as I stated in a previous post, it is psychological torture and criminal at this point. Nothing is amusing. You have a woman who was depressed to the point of suicidal thoughts for her first pregnancy, she lost her second child and now they seem to be targeting her third pregnancy with an undeniably malicious attack. It is sick and if something happens to the Sussex family due to all that the BRF has allowed and continued to support.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I find it angers me to the point that I feel the anger for hours. I have such sympathy for Meghan to have these continuous attacks against her to be unforgivable. I have never seen such an aggressive and daily attack against one person in my life. I don’t know how these writers live with themselves. The lack of professionalism to journalism is apparently not of interest to any one of these publications. I just hope that Meghan and Harry ignore these vile attacks against them.

      • Nan says:

        They’re exceedingly hateful and they have Prince Poison Pill waving them on – hope it all blows back in their faces and Harry & Meghan just go on with their lives and WIN.

      • Nic919 says:

        No you aren’t alone. It is atrocious how they continually attack her.

      • Christine says:

        You are definitely not alone. This is appalling, on every level.

  4. Lauren says:

    The mental gymnastics that they went through to write that article only to have to admit that the company doesn’t source their oats from China anymore and that this was way before Meghan actually invested with the company. They know that their readership doesn’t read beyond the headline and they use that to their advantage to smear a heavily pregnant, private citizen of another country, who lives waaaaay across the Atlantic minding her own business in sunny California. Pathetic.

    • Commonwealthy says:

      Absolutely pathetic. Meghan is one woman, how can a country’s whole media industry be targeting her like this?

      • Cessily says:

        They seem to be on a crusade to destroy Meghan anyway possible. This is a deliberate and targeted attack meant to harm her, her family and any company they work with. It is truly horrific that this is allowed to continue.

      • betsyh says:

        It’s the royal rota AND the royal family that are behind this.

  5. Commonwealthy says:

    This was so gross. Especially because the headline had very little to do with the story (which should still never have been written, and which probably used underhanded means to get details on Clevr’s supply chain). They’re endangering Meghan’s life with all these links to human rights abuses and war.

    • Isabella says:

      And, don’t forget, Meghan’s use of wedding flowers could’ve killed Princess Charlotte, even though Kate used same flowers in her wedding cake.

  6. Elizabeth Regina says:

    They just can’t help themselves. The company got some positive press on Fortune and boom more attacks on Meghan. All that attacking ended up being great for Meghan’s profile and it put more money in the coffers of Clevrblends.

    • L84Tea says:

      It’s what pushed me to finally order!

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup, I’m going to order some today as a result.

      • Nina says:

        Me too. This is just disgusting. Clevr Blends was not even on my radar. Now they are. They should send them a “thank you” tweet for placing them on people’s radars. hehehe

    • Ginger says:

      So many people ordered from them
      Yesterday and not just Meghan supporters. The British press just keep proving Meghan and Harry right. Everyone is seeing their racist treatment of Meghan and are on her side. The world is seeing how awful the British press is.

    • Nic919 says:

      I saw this yesterday and ordered some. They deliver to Canada in case anyone else is interested.

      • gah says:

        ordering now and I live in a developing country innthe tropics so I will happily pay double to support clevr n megs

      • Heat says:

        Did you order straight from the company? I just checked on Amazon (Canada) and it’s not listed there.

  7. tee says:

    Page Six is such trash.

  8. Izzy says:

    Someone really needs to sit their bitter white asses down over on Salty Isle and… explain The Streisand Effect to them. Based on what I saw on Twitter yesterday, Clevr Blends just hot an avalanche of new customers and orders. I’ve never had a latte anything in my life and I ordered a bag to try.

  9. Amelie says:

    The UK press and RF want to make sure no one is willing to work with MM.

    • Snuffles says:

      It’s doing the opposite though.

    • Commonwealthy says:

      Agreed, but they’re using nonsensical lies, and bringing free attention to her brands – so this will probably backfire and more people will want to work with her. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they attcked Clevr, but not Netflix or Spotify – right wing media punching down as always.

      • JT says:

        These dumb, half-baked attacks only make more people buy them. I saw so many people on Twitter deciding to order Clvr just to see what the fuss was about. And hate watching something is still watching. Netflix doesn’t give a damn if you bitch the whole time.

      • Snuffles says:

        They already tried it with Netflix and not only did it not work, Netflix laughed in their face and rubbed it in even harder by extending the documentary “Diana In Her Own Words” run on the platform.

      • Cessily says:

        They are the smaller companies, they do not want a fight with Netflix or Spotify. If the passive aggressive attacks and outright lies continue eventually even the larger companies they are involved with will step in and take action. The BRF is no longer dealing with a shy teenage wife. These companies will protect there investments, unlike BRF and The British press.

    • Sid says:

      It ain’t working though. They really don’t undertand the U.S. or how things operate here. At all.

  10. L84Tea says:

    This nonsense of theirs is exactly what pushed me to finally order the Golden yesterday. I hope Clevrblends’ sales exploded yesterday with all the ordering people were doing in response to this BS. Someone on Twitter pointed out that Clevrblends doesn’t distribute to the UK (yet) and has NOTHING to do with anything related to the UK/RF/RR. So why are they reporting this stuff besides retaliation against Meghan and deliberately trying to f**k with this company’s livelihood? And they’re not biased against Meghan, right?

    • hindulovegod says:

      Could Clevr sue, I wonder. The article misrepresented the business practices of a private company, in rather obvious ways. I wonder what Clevr could do about this, legally.

      • MsIam says:

        I wish they would. But it seems what the tabloids do is bury the truth somewhere in the article usually near the bottom to protect themselves. Then they can claim that its not their fault if people don’t read the whole thing. Its pretty insidious, but these people have no ethics and the so called standards board doesn’t hold them accountable.

      • Cessily says:

        They (RF, tabloids, and of course the unnamed sources) have smeared everything they have started.

      • Cessily says:

        The California & Federal courts and are not British ones. They won’t be strong-armed by the BRF.. I doubt any civil court jury or judge would care about the Monarchy or Protecting the Royal institution.

  11. JT says:

    Is there some basis for a suit in this instance? Because that’s what I would do. This has to be defamation or something. This entire story is ridiculous, as was their attempt to link Meghan’s avocados to murder, and the Hubb to ISIS. Meanwhile, you have Charles actually aiding in helping Saudi Arabia obtain weapons and not a peep from anyone.

    • detritus says:

      I was wondering this too.

      Didn’t Depp do that? For far less reason and thankfully lost, but he took the papers to court.

    • Myra says:

      While the headline is problematic, their own investigation reveals that there is no wrongdoing here so the article itself was pointless. I’m sure there are many UK businesses currently sourcing from the region but since Meghan’s name are not attached to these companies, there is no compelling reason to investigate them. One of them being, by the way, the Daily Mail itself.

  12. Sunnydaze says:

    That was my first question – why get oat milk powder from china? (I’m also not familiar with oat milk powder on a larger level, but I can’t imagine anything other than the cheap cost would make china a more desirable sourcing location). Second, I think it’s totally acceptable to call out people who continue to buy from VERY problematic areas AND separate Meghan from this mess. She’s not responsible for the sourcing, and there’s a good chance she likely didn’t know, but wanted to support an up and coming local company. But I think the real issue here is being undermined by dragging Markel into it: companies absolutely need to be better about sourcing, and we as consumers need to understand that comes with a potential price hike. Then again, I remember my cousin worked for a few different fashion houses and would tell me all the time most of the $5000 items were made in the same place as the $25 items, it’s all value we ascribe to it that drives cost. I can’t vouch for that being 100% true, but I do know when I look at labels on my very expensive items the words “made in china” look exactly the same as the labels of my cheap gym wear. This is a much bigger, complicated issue that ABSOLUTELY needs more dialogue. And also…come the eff on. I rarely follow royal stories but even for someone like me this situation is so out of control. Good on Meghan and Harry for getting the hell out of there.

    • ABritGuest says:

      This was just latest clickbait smear as hidden in paragraph 91778 of the Fail article it did say that the company stopped importing milk from China long before Meghan got on board& that it sources from Canada now. They also stated that there was no evidence that it got milk produced by Chinese labour camps.

      The Fail is just trying to smear Clevr by association with Meghan. They want to poison the well. But saw lots of people pushing back at the Mail’s reporting and apparently fans were buying its products to counter the smear so hope Clevr see a genuine boost.

      However, according to a BBC report last December the Fail’s own charity gave the NHS masks linked to a Chinese labour camp. People in glass houses..

    • equality says:

      The main point would be that they stopped sourcing from China before Meghan’s involvement with the company anyway.

  13. aquarius64 says:

    The Fail lost credibility when it lost its lawsuit with Meghan. If you’re willing to edit a letter to make you look bad you will cook up anything.

  14. BearcatLawyer says:

    I realize Clevr Blends does not export to the U.K., but there is nothing wrong with people buying it and shipping it themselves to U.K. addresses. If I were not laid off and looking for a job right now, I would inundate KP – and especially the Dolittles – with gifts from Clevr. Hell, I would order enough for the staff to have a morning latte on me.

    • Cessily says:

      It would be funny to see the palace staff have to deal with thousands of Clevr orders delivered to them in protest.. or maybe just send them a sh*%tload of “oat milk” from the commonwealth country of Canada.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    “The California-based company bills itself as a “woman-led, mission-driven wellness company,” even though human rights groups have urged Western companies to cut ties with the Xinjiang region due to systematic rapes there…”

    Meanwhile Andrew is RIGHT THERE, an actual royal rapist / sex trafficker / pedophile. God forbid the British media investigate and expose him (and the queen and prince of Wales who protect him). No no, it has to be Meghan’s, sponsorship’s, powdered oat milk’s, possible source.

    • Sofia says:

      Annoying, no? Meanwhile the British government refused to sign into law that they wouldn’t trade with genocidal regimes! But sure, it’s obviously Meghan’s fault! SMH

  16. Over it says:

    Yes, blame Megs for everything, drought, wildfires, famine, murder, rape, yes, she is the devil. Lock up your young ones Megs satan spawn is at it again. Good lord, do these people ever get tired? You have your lily white English rose. Go obsessed over her dried up ass. Keep Megs name out of your racist mouth

  17. Jane Doe says:

    The doubling down on Meghan is linked to the resurgence of white supremacy and fascism in the UK. They don’t just want to abuse her to cover for the royals, they really want to end her, punish her as a colonial subject (descendant of enslaved Africans) who has risen above her station. They want to mentally destroy her, push her into suicidality, and / or cause her to miscarry her baby. Feels weird to type this on a celebrity blog.

    • boyd says:

      I’ve been saying this for a while now. BRF is dumb, “we all go thru this”. NO THEY DO NOT.

    • Deering24 says:

      Logically, how is that even going to work? Do they seriously think getting rid of her will make Harry give up his kids and independent life and come back?!? Man, what df are they smoking over there? 🤪😡

  18. Mina_Esq says:

    So they are trying to prop one woman up by tearing down another woman (Meghan) and the female-owned business that she supports? What a revolutionary that Kate is. *eyeroll* Shame on all of them. There are so many positive ways in which Kate could be contributing to the world if she only paired up with Meghan and wasn’t so afraid of being outshined by her. These people need to hire some AMERICAN crisis managers.

  19. Topaz says:

    All I can think of after reading the british garbage article, it is “Time to order more” Clevr products.

  20. Bettyrose says:

    Well I just ordered the Clevr blends starter pack. I’ve been tempted for awhile. The price is intimidating but if you really do get “14 lattes” per bag it’s actually quite affordable.

    • clarice mcclellan says:

      I ordered from them awhile ago and a little really does go a long way. I think you can easily get 14 lattes per bag. I love the chai blend. It has just the right amount of spice!

  21. LadyE says:

    CleverBlends was importing oat products from a Xinjiang-based company as recently as October of last year. That’s inexcusable. It is impossible to ensure that slave labor is not involved with any companies in Xinjiang and the advocacy efforts to pressure businesses to cancel these contracts for this very reason has been going on for several years. This is a very legitimate criticism to raise about this company and I hope people will do more research around supply issues and human rights before automatically giving support to companies that do not have clean records. This shouldn’t be about Meghan, but it very much is about this company and how this could have happened in the first place, which needs to be better understood before throwing support to them as a sign of support for Meghan.

    • MsIam says:

      So if advocacy efforts have been going on to get companies to stop doing business in the region and this company stopped doing business in the region then what exactly is your point? It sounds like they did what activists wanted which was to stop buying from the region until China eliminates the use of slave labor camps. And the article said there was no evidence that their supplier used slave labor.

    • equality says:

      Legitimate would have been calling out ALL companies that do business in the region and not settling on ONE (that had actually STOPPED) because of a link to Meghan.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      LadyE, windyriver under No. 2 above stated: The current online Page Six article says they source “from a US based supplier who uses Canadian grown oats.”

      “Also says they used the previous supplier for several months, ending in January, “but the ingredient was neither grown nor processed there [China]. The supplier just had an office in the region.”

      So, I think it’s commendable that they switched the supplier to one in Canada, although it doesn’t sound like they ever purchased from a supplier who used forced labor. I wonder exactly what the Fail stated in their article? Because if they didn’t get it right, I suspect that could be defamation. I’m glad that so many people are purchasing from the Company to fight against what the Fail was trying to do. I also think they’re skating on thin ice, and they should be very careful what they print. If not, it will likely come back to bite them.

  22. betsyh says:

    The smearing of Meghan is taken from the royal family’s playbook: have the press tear her down. They did the same thing to Diana, as her brother said at her funeral, ” I don’t think she ever understood why her genuinely good intentions were sneered at by the media, why there appeared to be a permanent quest on their behalf to bring her down.” Sure the press does it to make money, but make no mistake, this is serving the Crown as well because they want to shut her and Harry up (remember, they have receipts), and they want to ultimately separate them and bring Harry back into the fold.

    • Cessily says:

      They didn’t learn any lesson from the tragedy that took Diana. The BRF and tabloids did that to Diana before the social media boom. They only “put up” a good appearance for the public to be placated after Diana’s death, they have showed the world nothing has changed behind closed doors or in the tabloids.
      I would like to also point out that the future of the BRF marriage pool is going to exclude any woman with intelligence, initiative, heart, kindness, goals, beauty, healthy lifestyle, and accomplishments. Can not imagine anyone encouraging any family member that marrying into that is worth it. Bless H & M for removing themselves from the toxicity and having the courage to take back their voices!

  23. Petra says:

    I’m staring to thinks the past 4 years of the UK media attacks on Meghan/ Harry is really a twisted plot to bankrupt me. This is my second order of clevr blend started pack. Shame on the editors of these papers.

  24. @Betsyh . I agree with you. The British press is in a global campaign to destroy Meghan’s reputation and to take revenge for the royal family and the British media who were all accused by Meghan of racism and indifference in that Oprah interview. They are all over the US and Australian media to decimate her. The British media and the royal family are in a conspiracy to do whatever it takes to eradicate her from the face of the earth. I don’t understand why some US media are helping the British to do this to their own citizen. Shouldn’t they protect their own? Are some US media corrupt and can be bought ? I hope some US media can be objective and fair with Meghan and see the British press and the royal family for the racist and vengeful lot that they truly are.

    • Cessily says:

      We have our very real idiots [MAGA has proved that we have major issues] and “our crazy” has been sitting on the front porch for a long while.
      Our news and tabloids are just as corrupt, but privacy laws are probably a lot different for The Sussex’s in California and the USA. For one they are not part of any Monarchy here and they owe nothing to the public.

    • Merricat says:

      Meghan has a lot of support in the U.S.

      • Ann says:

        I think Meghan has support in the US from more or less the same segments she has it in the UK. If you’re younger, more progressive, a person of color or anti-racist, etc., you’re on their side. If your a MAGA or a Brexiter you like the Royals. A lot of people in the middle don’t care and don’t pay attention to any of it.

        Meghan doesn’t need everyone to like her. The US is a huge market. The world is a huge market. Meghan and Harry will have right-wing news sites and their minions attacking them (I hear Morgan is going on Tucker Carlson’s show to keep ranting, oh joy), but they’ll be just fine and have plenty of support and make plenty of money.

        I truly am disgusted by the state of British journalism though. My sister is a journalist and so is her husband, who was educated in the UK. She has friends who are in the business there. No wonder so many choose to come here. We have a huge toxic wing, but we still have a lot of print and TV media that is respectable and relatively professional.

        It’s weird, they get very good preparation for the career in the UK but the business itself is a cesspool with abysmal standards. It’s embarrassing.

    • betsyh says:

      Rupert Murdoch owns at least two newspapers that are part of the royal rota (the Times and the Sun). In the US, he also owns Fox News, which has been continuously bashing Meghan, as well as the New York Post, where Page Six is published (see the article above). He owns a number of news sources in Australia. So I do think, through Murdoch, the royal family has a long reach to influence news outside the UK.

      • equality says:

        It’s ridiculous that the US worries about social media companies becoming too powerful and ignore media monopolies.

  25. L4frimaire says:

    After seeing that nasty. Misleading headline, I read the Fortune article, and ordered $99 worth of Clevr products. It seems a lot of other people did the same. It’s really disturbing how they will leave whatever collateral damage they can to destroy Meghan Markle. The founder of Clevr actually grew up in the UK, and it’s really is a small business. They had to close their comments section on Instagram because of the harassment. The article was misleading, and even the article( only saw screenshots, will not click), stated that the oats weren’t grown or processed in that province and they found a Canadian supplier. A lot of journalists and others were calling out the article on it’s dishonestly and misleading headline.

    • Cessily says:

      Sure looks like a personal vendetta against anything involving H&M is being waged by the BRF, British tied tabloids and trolls. I am waiting for the lawyers to get involved, would love to see the tabloid trash brought up in front of a California court, or a US Federal court. If they sell it here, It makes sense all future filings would be in their home state. (If I’m wrong let me know)

      • Shoshone says:

        Yes. The BM supported by the RF has declared all out war on H&M and any charity, humanitarian cause or business/individual that H&M are involved with. They are trying to make them toxic to touch so they will be diminished and fail in all of their endeavors. I’m sure that any small charity or small business is going to think twice about being smeared. I think that they will make an example of Clevr. They are going to start coming harder for Harry too. So far he’s been portrayed as stupid, weak and easily led. That scenario is going to change.

  26. LittlePenguin says:

    IF the company did have to get something from overseas was it due to weather destroying ‘local’ crops? Other issues far out of one small company’s control? I worked in grocery store marketing for years and for example people would get mad when our oranges weren’t from Florida. Well, if a cold front blew in and froze the Florida crop, we’d have to source from South America. This article is such trash.

    Also, don’t worry, the story around Mother’s Day will be that some flower in the Sussex Garden is slowly killing off all the bees and they gave a bouquet to Doria and HOW COULD THEY?

  27. one of the Marys says:

    I’m not on Twitter but some of your comments at the start of the discussion make me wonder, is there a Twitter thread about the ridiculous stuff that Meghan is responsible for? Kinda like that thread in response to the launch of SmartSet implying Kate was responsible. Honestly the first thing that popped into my head was ‘Frosty the Snowman! Did she do that too?’ God this woman sure let the light in on a whole lot of ugly, they want her hide

    • Izzy says:

      Tons of them. The Sussex Squad is constantly posting receipts and a number of online outlets have written full articles with comparisons of headlines, etc.

  28. Bean says:

    Drinking the Clevr chai right now – I ordered one of each and they’re delicious and I will keep getting them! They even got me drinking turmeric 😄

  29. MLouise says:

    the headline alone means nothing but a funny attempt at referring to different unrelated things, hoping people will link them in their own heads? Imagine presenting such a headline to a 3rd grade homework, teacher would be like: what is the point you try to make, there are no relationship between the words and concepts. Is this an attempt at showing bm is stupid?

  30. L4frimaire says:

    At this stage between this and the Quibi story, the U.K. press is going full on conspiracy theory with the Sussexes. They’re obsessed with finding some grand plan to, I guess, work several jobs. Also, they really want them to be hypocrites, as though they deliberately want to completely contradict what their goals are. The companies mission is to source ingredients ethically. If their supply chain was compromised, however indirectly, which seems to be the case here,it looks like they took steps to remedy it and find a better supplier, as they should. So it resolved itself, yes?

  31. MLouise says:

    Each time I read the headline, my brain thinks
    ‘Covfefe’, it is the same thoughts process.

  32. Shoshone says:

    I can’t afford to buy any latte mixes right now but I visited their website and signed up for the Clevr Blends newsletter. This company is an innocent victim and this was the only way that I could think to help them out a little.

  33. KatianaD says:

    Sounds like an amazing product, can’t wait to try it as I’m getting sick of my current coffee routine, hope Their chai has less a lot sugar than Starbucks.
    I appreciate that the daily mail does cover China issues BUT this has nothing to do with Meghan . Also daily Mail has so many large articles (ads) promoting Amazon clothes from china “This cardigan is an insta favourite “ etc . They have a lot of legitimate articles about China but they don’t walk the walk.

  34. booboocita says:

    As Meghan herself might say: “That’s a loaded latte.”

  35. Emily_C says:

    So when are they gonna write articles condemning Disney, Apple, etc? Huge companies with a ton of power who really are in cahoots with slavery and genocide in China. No, I’m sure this one woman investing in oat milk which is actually from Canada is the real problem.

  36. The Recluse says:

    Hmmmmm….lawsuit on the company’s behalf?

  37. The British media and royal family, specifically William, are in a conspiracy to destroy (if not kill- just like what they did to Diana ) Meghan. They are in cahoots. We see you vengeful William. The karma bus will arrive on time.