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