Behind the Seal

Announcements, updates, 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.

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    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. 

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    Why We Wear Fair Trade

    This Fashion Revolution Day, on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory tragedy, We Wear Fair Trade to join a global conversation about the people who make our clothes. We also wear Fair Trade to highlight the movers and shakers of the fashion industry--the thought leaders, CEOs, designers and athletes--who are working hard to do things differently.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    3 Farmworkers on the importance of Fair Trade

    Take a journey with three different farmworkers to learn more about your food, their lives and the importance of Fair Trade.

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    Make Fair Trade vegetables the star of your holiday meal

    This year you can extend the holiday spirit from your harvest table to farming families around the world with Fair Trade. By choosing produce with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you can turn grandma’s green bean casserole or Aunt Judy’s butternut squash soup into a global force for good.

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