Behind the Seal

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

  • The fair trade campaign team at UCSC

    Bringing Fair Trade to Campus

    University of California Santa Cruz student reflects on her fair trade journey and starting her school's fair trade campaign.

  • piled-up haitian green mangoes

    Peeling Back the Fair Trade Certified Haitian Mango

    In a nation crippled by natural disasters and unstable markets, fair trade mangoes provide hope for stable livelihoods.

  • Women leading in a Fair Trade Committee

    Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Age of Fair Trade

    We know that women’s empowerment creates a positive ripple effect on families, communities, and cultures. But how do we get there?

  • Indonesian fishing boats

    On the Trail to Seram, Indonesia

    Follow our Seafood Director Julie Kuchepatov to five Indonesian fishing communities to see where your Fair Trade Certified yellowfin tuna comes from.

  • 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.

  • 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.