Behind the Seal

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

  • farm workers at wholesum receive paid health benefits

    Fair Trade Provides Health and Safety Protections to U.S. Farm Workers

    For 20 years, Fair Trade has empowered farmers and workers in countries around the world with protections against the harsh realities of agricultural work. Within the last two years, that has also come to include the United States.

  • two #fairher women stand side-by-side in Cote D'Ivoire

    They Weren't Expecting A Woman

    Fair Trade honors women who challenge the status quo, standing out and standing up for gender equality around the world.

  • coffee cherries growing in Colombia

    'There and Back Again': The Journey of Colombian Coffee

    Follow the steep, winding trail of Colombian Fair Trade coffee through the Sierra Nevadas.

  • kids laughing at a school paid for by covilli farms community development funds

    Covilli Organic Farm Sets Trend for Growers In Mexico

    Over the last year, Celina Lima has traveled around the Southwestern United States to study the impacts of Fair Trade businesses on their suppliers’ livelihoods. This is the second in a series of posts following Celina along her journeys.

  • rose water is a great way to enjoy the health benefits of your fair trade roses

    3 Ways to Get Full Benefits of Your Fair Trade Roses

    Fair Trade's healthier method of producing roses has long-lasting benefits for you too. Here are 3 you might not have considered.

  • School children studying in Dazhangshan

    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.

  • A Wholesum worker harvests tomatoes

    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.

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    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.