Behind the Seal

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

  • A shrimp fisherman at work in Altata Bay

    Fair Trade Seafood at Work: Cleaning up Mexico’s Altata Bay

    Within five years of hitting grocery stores, Fair Trade Certified™ seafood has generated almost $1 million in additional funds to fishermen and seafood workers in coastal communities. A look at those funds in action in Sinaloa, Mexico.

  • latha and her son gautam at bestitch knits, a fair trade certified factory in india.

    Meet Latha and Gautam, Mother and Son in Tirrupur

    She worked hard to create a better future for her son. Now, he wants to do the same for her in return.

  • garment worker in india

    How Fair Trade Helps Create Greater Transparency in Fashion

    #WhoMadeMyClothes? Glad you asked.

  • a fair trade factory worker says I made your clothes

    Fair Trade Garment Workers: 'I Made Your Clothes'

    If you wear Fair Trade clothing, you have a hand in the making of these stories too.

  • farm workers at wholesum receive paid health benefits

    Fair Trade Provides Health and Safety Protections to U.S. Farm Workers

    For 20 years, Fair Trade has empowered farmers and workers in countries around the world with protections against the harsh realities of agricultural work. Within the last two years, that has also come to include the United States.

  • two #fairher women stand side-by-side in Cote D'Ivoire

    They Weren't Expecting A Woman

    Fair Trade honors women who challenge the status quo, standing out and standing up for gender equality around the world.

  • coffee cherries growing in Colombia

    '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.

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