Fair Trade Minneapolis

501c3 tax exempt since November 2021, we’re empowering people to choose Fair Trade Products so global farmers and artisans earn a fair and sustainable living. Fair Trade (coffee & tea, chocolate, sugar, apparel, gift items, etc.) empowers farmers and workers to eliminate poverty, and protects the environment where Fair Trade products are grown or made.

We encourage the Minneapolis City Council to designate the City of Minneapolis as a Fair Trade Town, and to purchase local and/or Fair Trade products. Please “like” our Facebook page and join our Zoom meetings on scheduled Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. After COVID, we plan to have even more in-person fun!

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.

Completed July 6th, 2020

Reach out to Retailers

Work with retail locations in your town to offer two or more Fair Trade products.

Completed July 23rd, 2020

Enroll Community Organizations

Each town must have a certain number of community organizations using or serving Fair Trade products.

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Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

Raise awareness of Fair Trade in your community through educational events, media coverage, and other activities.

Completed September 17th, 2020

Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

Work with your city or town council to pass a resolution in support of Fair Trade.

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Fair Trade Locations

Retail Locations   Community Organizations


Public Policies on Fair Trade – in Brazil, Belgium, Ecuador, the European Union, France, Italy, & beyond

January 5, 2022 Download

Fair Trade Minneapolis 501(c)(3) determination letter 11/10/2021

November 30, 2021 Download

Four lucky people will win a $250 gift card: This Fair Trade Month, Ask Yourself: Do Your Dollars Do More?

October 4, 2021 Educational Activities & Curricula, Events & Outreach, General Fair Trade, National Event Resources, Toolkits and Awareness Campaigns Download

New Study Reveals Fairtrade America Is Gaining Awareness and Trust in the U.S. As the Global Pandemic Awoke Americans to the Connectedness of Global Supply Chains

July 29, 2021 Download

Ben & Jerry’s pioneers living income for cocoa farmers: ‘The challenges we face as a planet come back to economic justice’

June 21, 2021 Download

A Farmer-Led Future for Tea – by Equal Exchange – May 17, 2021

May 21, 2021 Download

“What is Fair Trade? What is the Goal of Fair Trade” – Gallant answers in detail, May 16, 2018

March 10, 2021 Download

67 retailers in Fair Trade Minneapolis sell two or more Fair Trade products!

November 9, 2020 Download

GLOBAL CITIZEN: Here’s Why KitKat Can’t Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ While Abandoning Fairtrade

October 5, 2020 Fair Trade Basics, General Fair Trade, Social and Traditional Media Resources, Toolkits and Awareness Campaigns Download


Karen Lunde
Kylie Nealis