Behind the Seal
News, announcements, and real-life stories about the Fair Trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
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.
Fair Trade Cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire
In villages with only one drinking water well, women had to walk long distances to retrieve the water and then carry it all the way back home to their families. In the case of Kavokiva, a Fair Trade cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, Fair Trade chocolate helps provide clean drinking water to a village.
2016 Almanac Release Announcement
For the past 18 years, Fair Trade USA has worked to increase the market access, linkage, and impact of responsibly sourced
agricultural products and factory-made goods, directly benefiting millions of farmers, workers and families all over the world and establishing the Fair Trade Certified™ seal as a respected and reliable brand for informed consumer choices.
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.
Why We Wear Fair Trade
This Fashion Revolution Day, a photo series highlights the movers and shakers of the fashion industry—the thought leaders, CEOs, designers, and athletes—who are working hard to do things differently.