Behind the Seal

News, announcements, and real-life stories about the Fair Trade vision unfolding as a way of life.

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    'There and Back Again': The Journey of Colombian Coffee

    Follow the steep, winding trail of Colombian Fair Trade coffee through the Sierra Nevadas.

  • kids laughing at a school paid for by covilli farms community development funds

    Covilli Organic Farm Sets Trend for Growers In Mexico

    Over the last year, Celina Lima has traveled around the Southwestern United States to study the impacts of Fair Trade businesses on their suppliers’ livelihoods. This is the second in a series of posts following Celina along her journeys.

  • rose water is a great way to enjoy the health benefits of your fair trade roses

    3 Ways to Get Full Benefits of Your Fair Trade Roses

    Fair Trade's healthier method of producing roses has long-lasting benefits for you too. Here are 3 you might not have considered.

  • School children studying in Dazhangshan

    Fair Trade Organic Tea Growers in China Invest in Children’s Education

    With the extra money earned through Fair Trade certification, tea growers in the Jiangxi province of southeast China fund scholarships, classrooms, and school supplies for their community.

  • A Wholesum worker harvests tomatoes

    An Open Letter to the Fair Trade Community from a Family-owned Farm

    Farm workers from Wholesum Harvest's Amado, AZ farm share how Fair Trade is making a difference in their community.

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    Connections Through Coffee: A Journey to Guatemala

    Journey with Celina Lima, a fellow with Fair Trade Campaigns, to a coffee cooperative in Guatemala to lean about the true impact and benefits that Fair Trade has brought to their communities and individual lives.

  • the fair trade difference is about connecting shoppers with the producers who make their products.

    Fair Trade Difference Launches with Video and Pledge Drive

    We at Fair Trade talk about giving farmers and workers a voice in their community and around the world. The Fair Trade Difference is about passing the microphone.

  • man holding coconut

    It’s Time for the World to Start Caring about Coconuts

    See how the coconut craze is affecting farmers and find out how you can become part of the solution.

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