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