Behind the Seal

News, announcements, and real-life stories about the Fair Trade vision unfolding as a way of life.

  • Basingwa Maria

    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.

  • coffee roya

    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.

  • men of La Revancha Nicaragua

    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. 

  • Kelly Slater wears fair trade

    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.

  • woman studying

    How Fair Trade Farms are Investing in Education

    From creating scholarship programs for kids to hosting night classes for adults to complete their GED's, education is a top priority in communities around the world. Discover why these six farms chose to invest their Fair Trade Community Development Fund in education and learn about the different people whose lives are changing for the better because of that investment.

  • woman producer with bananas

    Fair Trade bananas, improving lives in Urabá, Colombia

    Bananas can be found in most households across the U.S., but do you know about the power they have to change lives? Learn about how one community of banana farmers in Colombia is using the power of Fair Trade to create a new future for their children and community as a whole.

  • women-raking-coffee

    Strength in numbers: Cooperatives making a difference

    Coffee farmers and workers around the world face uncertain futures in light of challenging times. However, by forming Cooperatives and the many benefits that Fair Trade certification brings there is a bright light on the horizon for many. Learn about the current challenges they are facing, how Fair Trade is helping to address the issues, and how you as an individual can help.

  • Isabel Uriarte farming coffee

    Celebrating Isabel Uriarte, a voice for female farmers in Peru

    Fair Trade celebrates amazing women around the world like Isabel Uriarte, who is creating life changing opportunities for women in her community.

Looking for press releases?


fair trade In the Press