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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    A Letter from our Founder and CEO

    "Together, we can and must expand the transformative impact of our movement to millions more farmers, workers, companies, and consumers around the world."

  • A Social Framework for Responsible Apparel Sourcing

    Brands and factories are increasingly turning to fair trade as the need for accountability rises.

  • Essay contest winners

    Supporting Students in Oakland and Around the World

    Six student winners of the Fair Trade USA/Oakland Unified School District essay contest were awarded Pottery Barn gift cards.

  • Worker cutting shirts into masks

    Timbuk2 and Fair Trade USA partner to donate 5,000 masks to farmers and workers

    Our joint effort aims to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep food supply chains functioning.

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    Webinar Recap: In the Face of COVID-19 Challenges, Fair Trade Brings Unity, Resilience

    Fair Trade USA hosted two webinars to discuss the findings from survey outreach and explore the impact of COVID-19 on Fair Trade Certified™ farmers, workers, and fishers.

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    A Home in Ecuador, a Worldwide Goal: How Fair Trade Reduces Poverty

    After being separated for ten years, Rendon Vival Felix Belisario and his family find a place to call home. Learn more about their story and how fair trade contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty.

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    Emergency Funds Aid Producers with COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    A recent Fair Trade USA® survey shows that producers are using fair trade emergency funds on pressing needs like food and cash disbursements in response to COVID-19.

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    Fashion Is a Women’s Issue

    How is it that an industry upheld by women also leaves women powerless? Fashion, especially fast fashion, is an urgent and crucial women’s issue that we must address.