Behind the Seal

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • the fair trade difference is about connecting shoppers with the producers who make their products.

    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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.