Behind the Seal
News, announcements, and real-life stories about the fair trade vision unfolding as a way of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revolutionize your wardrobe with Fair Trade
We’ve asked a few of our favorite bloggers, yogis, and Instagram personalities to model their favorite Fair Trade Certified apparel. Together, these photos highlight the range of Fair Trade options available. Whether you choose a strappy swimsuit or flirty frock, you’ll be making a powerful fashion statement, one whose impact stretches all the way across the globe.
Working to make coffee the world's first sustainable agricultural commodity
Recently a new ally, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, has emerged to help build a shared space for organizations to come together, share lessons and build a vision for coffee to become the world’s first sustainable agricultural commodity.
The Life-changing Power of Fair Trade Roses
Building a home has been a lifelong dream of Joana’s, and the Fair Trade premium has helped her get that much closer. For Joana, roses are so much more than a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift; they are hope for a better tomorrow.