Behind the Seal

Follow the latest news, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.

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    Protecting the Planet & People with Fair Trade

    People and planet are intertwined such that the livelihoods of communities and individuals are inextricably linked to the environment. Learn how Fair Trade Certified™ standards help foster production practices that preserve the environment, enhance resilience to climate change, and protect the health and quality of life of people throughout the supply chain.

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    Mauritius Sugar Syndicate - Sweetening the Island of Mauritius

    Today, a significant amount of the sugar produced by small farmers on the island of Mauritius is exported by the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate as fair trade, supporting local development and improving rural livelihoods.

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    Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the Fair Trade Model

    In celebration of International Women's Day, we're highlighting two inspiring fair trade participants, Roma Gonju and Suma Mal. Their story illustrates the impact that an entire community can experience when systems are set up to allow women to succeed and have a voice.

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    A Closer Look at Our Theory Of Change

    Our theory of change explains how Fair Trade USA™ programs work together to impact the livelihoods of farmers, workers, and fishers over time. Watch a short video to learn more about how stakeholders benefit from our process and how our goals become reality!

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    Highlights from the 2021 Fair Trade USA® Factory Summit

    Fair Trade USA hosted its annual Factory Summit in October. Read highlights from this productive and informative virtual event and get access to the recordings!

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    Your Dollars Did More: Reflections on Fair Trade Month

    Every October, the team at Fair Trade USA leads the global celebration of Fair Trade Month and honors the businesses and shoppers who make the fair trade impact possible. This year, we ran a special campaign that asked, “Do Your Dollars Do More?”

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    Coffee Industry Comes Together to Address Pressing Sustainability & Supply Chain Matters

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    How Fair Trade Dairy Puts Workers First

    It has been five months since Fair Trade USA officially launched its fair trade certification program for the U.S. dairy industry and the response and initial results have been resoundingly positive.