Behind the Seal
Follow the latest news, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
Fair Trade Organic Tea Growers in China Invest in Children’s Education
With the extra money earned through Fair Trade certification, tea growers in the Jiangxi province of southeast China fund scholarships, classrooms, and school supplies for their community.
An Open Letter to the Fair Trade Community from a Family-owned Farm
Farm workers from Wholesum Harvest's Amado, AZ farm share how Fair Trade is making a difference in their community.
Connections Through Coffee: A Journey to Guatemala
Journey with Celina Lima, a fellow with Fair Trade Campaigns, to a coffee cooperative in Guatemala to lean about the true impact and benefits that Fair Trade has brought to their communities and individual lives.
Fair Trade Difference Launches with Video and Pledge Drive
We at Fair Trade talk about giving farmers and workers a voice in their community and around the world. The Fair Trade Difference is about passing the microphone.
It’s Time for the World to Start Caring about Coconuts
See how the coconut craze is affecting farmers and find out how you can become part of the solution.
The Power of Your Cup on National Coffee Day
Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. If tomorrow each one of us woke up and made just one cup Fair Trade, we would drive at least an additional $2 million dollars back to coffee farmers to help them address some serious challenges. In just one day. Because of one little choice. That’s pretty amazing.
Guatemala finds innovative solutions to fight devastating coffee leaf rust outbreak
In the face of an extreme challenges this organization banded together to come up with an innovative solution to fight the problem and save their coffee trees. Learn more about how they did this and why Fair Trade was a crucial part of their plan.
The Power of Fair Trade coffee in La Revancha, Nicaragua
La Revancha is a family-owned coffee estate, with about 90 permanent workers, although this number grows drastically during the harvest season. They’ve been working hard to meet the rigorous Fair Trade standards in order to become Central America's first Fair Trade Certified coffee estate.