Behind the Seal

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

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.

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    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.

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    It’s time for the world to start caring about coconuts

    Coconut can be found in many of the products we use every day. Unfortunately, the farmers who provide the world with coconuts find themselves facing extreme challenges that threaten their farms and the livelihoods of their entire families. Learn more and find out how you can become part of the solution.

  • Farmers in the Kavokiva cooperative

    Fair Trade Cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire

    In villages with only one drinking water well, women had to walk long distances to retrieve the water and then carry it all the way back home to their families. In the case of Kavokiva, a Fair Trade cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, Fair Trade chocolate helps provide clean drinking water to a village.

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    2016 Almanac Release Announcement

    For the past 18 years, Fair Trade USA has worked to increase the market access, linkage, and impact of responsibly sourced
    agricultural products and factory-made goods, directly benefiting millions of farmers, workers and families all over the world and establishing the Fair Trade Certified™ seal as a respected and reliable brand for informed consumer choices.

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    The Power of Your Cup on National Coffee Day

    Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. If tomorrow each one of us woke up and made just one cup Fair Trade, we would drive at least an additional $2 million dollars back to coffee farmers to help them address some serious challenges. In just one day. Because of one little choice. That’s pretty amazing.

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    Guatemala finds innovative solutions to fight devastating coffee leaf rust outbreak

    In the face of an extreme challenges this organization banded together to come up with an innovative solution to fight the problem and save their coffee trees. Learn more about how they did this and why Fair Trade was a crucial part of their plan.

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