Behind the Seal

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

  • 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.

  • garment worker in india

    How Fair Trade Helps Create Greater Transparency in Fashion

    #WhoMadeMyClothes? Glad you asked.

  • 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.

  • farm workers at wholesum receive paid health benefits

    Fair Trade Provides Health and Safety Protections to U.S. Farm Workers

    For 20 years, Fair Trade has empowered farmers and workers in countries around the world with protections against the harsh realities of agricultural work. Within the last two years, that has also come to include the United States.

  • coffee cherries growing in Colombia

    'There and Back Again': The Journey of Colombian Coffee

    Follow the steep, winding trail of Colombian Fair Trade coffee through the Sierra Nevadas.

  • men of La Revancha Nicaragua

    The Power of Fair Trade coffee in La Revancha, Nicaragua

    La Revancha is a family-owned coffee estate, with about 90 permanent workers, although this number grows drastically during the harvest season. They’ve been working hard to meet the rigorous Fair Trade standards in order to become Central America's first Fair Trade Certified coffee estate. 

  • woman producer with bananas

    Fair Trade bananas, improving lives in Urabá, Colombia

    Bananas can be found in most households across the U.S., but do you know about the power they have to change lives? Learn about how one community of banana farmers in Colombia is using the power of Fair Trade to create a new future for their children and community as a whole.