Behind the Seal
Follow the latest news, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
A Letter from our Founder and CEO
"Together, we can and must expand the transformative impact of our movement to millions more farmers, workers, companies, and consumers around the world."
A Social Framework for Responsible Apparel Sourcing
Brands and factories are increasingly turning to fair trade as the need for accountability rises.
Supporting Students in Oakland and Around the World
Six student winners of the Fair Trade USA/Oakland Unified School District essay contest were awarded Pottery Barn gift cards.
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.
#GetTheSeal: Calling Fashion Brands to Action in Challenging Times
"In the absence of legislation, we all need to understand that we have to operate responsibly. We looked at fair trade as an instigator and catalyst for change and a tool to create social impact." - Sanjeev Bahl, Founder and CEO of Saitex
Webinar Recap: In the Face of COVID-19 Challenges, Fair Trade Brings Unity, Resilience
Fair Trade USA hosted two webinars to discuss the findings from survey outreach and explore the impact of COVID-19 on Fair Trade Certified™ farmers, workers, and fishers.
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.