Behind the Seal
Follow the latest news, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
“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.
Join Fair Trade USA in NYC for its First Pop-Up Shop
Shop, sample, and learn from fair trade brands and live the lifestyle, all in one space!
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.
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.
Could Coffee be at the Root of the Migration Problem, and what is Fair Trade's Role?
Fair Trade USA’s Response to the Washington Post’s ‘The Migration Problem is a Coffee Problem’
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.
Whole Foods Employee Traces Whole Trade Flowers Back to the Source
Stephanie Vasquez works on the floral team at Whole Foods Market in Chicago and got the chance to visit floral farms in Ecuador and Colombia. She describes what it was like to meet the people behind her bouquets.
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?