Behind the Seal

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

  • a coffee farmers sits with his arms folded, talking about the state of the coffee industry

    Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

    Amidst a growing coffee industry, coffee farmers are facing a crisis that threatens their basic livelihoods.

  • send your kids to school with a Fair Trade lunch

    3 Printable Lunchbox Notes to Pack in Kids' Lunches

    Download these free printables and send your kids to school with Fair Trade.

  • Kroger associates visit a coconut farm in the Philippines to see how their products are impact the farmers there.

    How Coconut Water Benefits Communities in the Philippines

    How the tree of life fits into Kroger's vision to end hunger and eliminate waste.

  • school children stand beside a school bus purchased with Fair Trade funds.

    6 Times Fair Trade Funds Supported Education

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • garment worker in india

    How Fair Trade Helps Create Greater Transparency in Fashion

    #WhoMadeMyClothes? Glad you asked.