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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    Fashion Is a Women’s Issue

    How is it that an industry upheld by women also leaves women powerless? Fashion, especially fast fashion, is an urgent and crucial women’s issue that we must address.

  • Mehwish, worker at artistic milliners, holds a sign saying "I am empowered"

    Amina: One Garment Worker's Story of Perseverance and Hope

    Her job at a fair trade factory has given her a source of hope through hardship.

  • Ethiopian coffee farmers and their fair trade coffee

    The Role of Technology in Our Future

    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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    We Stand in Solidarity: A Message from our Founder and CEO

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Masked garment employee working in a factory in India

    COVID-19 Update from Around the World

    “I would rather lose my entire crop and keep the health of my family.”

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    Fair Trade Zoom Backgrounds to Help You Rep Your Values Remotely

    Keep your video calls interesting with these free downloadables.

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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.

  • Mother at Cococentral with her children

    Motherhood in the Era of COVID

    A Q&A with mothers around the world on what it's like mothering during a pandemic.