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.
Help us Celebrate 10 Years!!!!
The FIRST Fair Trade Town in Minnesota!
Networking Happy Hour with Fair Trade Campaigns
Grab a mug of fair trade coffee or tea or even a cocktail made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients and join us for our Fair Trade Month Happy Hour.
Tue, October 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Connect with campaigners from across the country, share ideas, ask questions, and expand your network. All campaign types are welcome!
Join via video: https://zoom.us/j/924993988
Join via phone: Dial: (408) 638 0968 Meeting ID: 924 993 988
KEYC Interviews Jane Dow About
Mankato's 10th Anniversary
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.
212 N Minnesota St. 218 10th St N,
New Ulm, MN 56073. Mountain Lake, MN 56159
214 S. Minnesota Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
What are You Wearing? The Guide to Clothing Material
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.
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.