Behind the Seal
Follow the latest news, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
A Home in Ecuador, a Worldwide Goal: How Fair Trade Reduces Poverty
After being separated for ten years, Rendon Vival Felix Belisario and his family find a place to call home. Learn more about their story and how fair trade contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty.
Emergency Funds Aid Producers with COVID-19 Relief Efforts
A recent Fair Trade USA® survey shows that producers are using fair trade emergency funds on pressing needs like food and cash disbursements in response to COVID-19.
“We Are Suffering”: Can Price Increases Alone Save Cocoa Farmers?
As of October 2019, Fair Trade USA will increase the premium and minimum price per pound of cocoa beans. Find out what this means for two cocoa farmers and what it means for you.
5 Common Myths About Fair Trade Coffee
In the midst of a coffee crisis, it's more important than ever to know the truth about fair trade coffee.
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.
Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Public Schools in Côte d’Ivoire
This is Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate at work.
Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action
Amidst a growing coffee industry, coffee farmers are facing a crisis that threatens their basic livelihoods.
6 Times Fair Trade Funds Supported Education
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela