Behind the Seal
News, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
Fair Trade Seafood at Work: Cleaning up Mexico’s Altata Bay
Within five years of hitting grocery stores, Fair Trade Certified™ seafood has generated almost $1 million in additional funds to fishermen and seafood workers in coastal communities. A look at those funds in action in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Meet Latha and Gautam, Mother and Son in Tirrupur
She worked hard to create a better future for her son. Now, he wants to do the same for her in return.
How Fair Trade Helps Create Greater Transparency in Fashion
#WhoMadeMyClothes? Glad you asked.
Fair Trade Garment Workers: 'I Made Your Clothes'
If you wear Fair Trade clothing, you have a hand in the making of these stories too.
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.
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.
'There and Back Again': The Journey of Colombian Coffee
Follow the steep, winding trail of Colombian Fair Trade coffee through the Sierra Nevadas.
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.