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.

10 year anniversaryMankato is celebrating 10 Years!

Check here and our facebook page for events in October!

International Coffee DayCelebrate Oct 1st with Coffee!

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.


New Ulm's Own                      Care & Share

212 N Minnesota St.                218 10th St N, 

New Ulm, MN 56073.              Mountain Lake, MN 56159


New Ulm's Own Care & Share Mountain Lake MN



Hilltop Hy-Vee                           Sweet Alice

2010 Adams St.                         214 S. Minnesota Ave.

Mankato, MN 56001                  St. Peter, MN 56082

Hy-Vee Fair Trade Sweet Alice Floral



 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.