WELCOME to Mankato Fair Trade

   WELCOME to Mankato - the first Fair Trade Town in Minnesota (declared October 24, 2011)! - and to the work of the Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative.

MAFTTI has, since June 2009, promoted Fair Trade in our part of the Minnesota River Valley, about 83 miles south-west of the Twin Cities. Our main focus has been on the major retail center of Mankato (40,000). MAFTTI also tries to engage those interested in Fair Trade in North Mankato (13,000) and St.Peter (11,000). 

As we celebrate the 10th year of our Fair Trade journey, you'll notice that our header has changed from Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative to Mankato Fair Trade. Everything evolves in time, and while the Fair Trade initiative continues, we are an established Fair Trade Town and proud of it.



Save the Date!

Raffle prizes: 

*Cornhole Lawn game,      *$50.00 gift card from St. Peter Co-op + basket of Fair Trade items

 •$50.00 gift certificate for New Ulm's Own              •$50.00 gift basket from Fair Emporium

 •$75.00 Girlfriend's Basket with jewelry, wine & chocolate         •$25 gift card for HyVee

 Plus several coffee, t-shirt & chocolate prizes.

Oct 24 Brewery Event



October FTM


October is Fair Trade month.  Your dollars have power and can make a difference in the lives of those who are part of the Fairtrade system, giving them better wages, safer working conditions and a healthy environment.

Check out the video and sign the petition below to educate yourself and take a stand in support of coffee farmers.

Sustainable Coffee Spotlight     

Sign the Petition   

National Conference 2020