WELCOME to Mankato Fair Trade

 Mankato, the FIRST Fair Trade Town in Minnesota  (2011), is 83 miles south-west of the Twin Cities.  To read Mankato's Fair Trade journey, click here.

FT month 2021

 Help us Celebrate 10 Years!!!!

The FIRST Fair Trade Town in Minnesota! 

10 Year Anniversary Poster

KEYC Interviews Jane Dow About 
Mankato's 10th Anniversary

Keyc Interview

Support Your Local Fair Trade

Here in the Mankato area, look at our shopping list for the variety of Fair Trade Items available.

Support your Mankato area merchants who sell fair trade products.

Click on the name of the store to visit their website.


New Ulm's Own                      Care & Share

212 N Minnesota St.                218 10th St N, 

New Ulm, MN 56073.              Mountain Lake, MN 56159


Sweet Alice 

214 S. Minnesota Ave.

St. Peter, MN 56082




 What are You Wearing?  The Guide to Clothing Material

Online Clothing Shopping Guide

Factory Workers Deserve More

An estimated 60 million workers were put at risk at the height of the pandemic, and the crisis continues to affect even more. It’s time to make our voices heard once again.  

Fair trade has been a consistent solution for many of these mostly female, chronically underpaid workers. Not only do Fair Trade Certified factories increase income, they ensure that workers have a voice and decision-making power, and that critical workplace safety measures are in place.  

During the pandemic, nearly $2.5 million was sent directly to workers in fair trade factories—money that was used for desperately needed PPE, food, and other healthcare needs. 

Write a Letter



It’s time for more brands to step up! It’s time for us to call on them to #GetTheSeal. Tell us the brand that you love the most and want to make a commitment to fair trade to protect their factory workers. We'll let them know what their customers want, and how they can take action.