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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    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.

  • A Social Framework for Responsible Apparel Sourcing

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

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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."

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    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.

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    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.