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.
Mankato is celebrating 10 Years!
Check here and our facebook page for events in October!
October 1 is International Coffee Day. This food holiday celebrates Coffee, honors Coffee Lovers, and recognize millions of people around the world – from hardworking farmers to roasters, baristas and coffee companies who work hard to create and serve an estimated 3 billion cups of coffee for the world’s consumption on a daily basis.
Whilst this is a time for celebrating Coffee, the theme of International Coffee Day also concentrates on significant issues like how to improve coffee’s future, bring reforms in the coffee industry, and the best ways to help coffee farmers across the world receive a fair, living income.
Support Your Local Fair Trade
Support your Mankato area merchants who sell fair trade products.
Click on the picture to view the video or 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
2010 Adams St. 214 S. Minnesota Ave.
Mankato, MN 56001 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.