Behind the Seal

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

  • Worker cutting shirts into masks

    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.

  • A map of areas surveyed by Fair Trade USA

    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.

  • Interview with Kakou, a fair trade cocoa farmer

    “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.

  • Farmer with his hands in his drying coffee beans.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.