Behind the Seal

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

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    Women Rise Against 'Toxic Machismo' in Latin America

    How women in Peru are taking steps toward a more equitable world.

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    Fair Trade USA's Statement on Technology Transformation & FLOCERT

    Fair Trade USA is building a new technology enabled infrastructure to connect producers closer to the US market and increase supply chain transparency.

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    Fair Trade USA's Statement on Xinjiang

    Our statement regarding the reports of forced labor toward Uyghurs and other ethnic minority workers in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in China.

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    Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference Goes Virtual

    Updates from the Fair Trade Campaigns team.

  • 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.

  • Learn from fair trade brands in New York City

    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!

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    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.

  • The fair trade campaign team at UCSC

    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.