Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative (MAFTTI)

Mankato became Minnesota’s first ‘Fair Trade Town’ on October 24, 2011, the 25th in the nation.
MAFTTI started in June 2009 after a visit to Mankato from two Peruvian cooperative workers, Eva Pizarro and Ayde Riveros, organized by Green America and Partners for Just Trade.
Mankato (40,000) lies about 83 miles south-west of the Twin Cities. MAFTTI is continuing to promote the Fair Trade movement in the area, including North Mankato (13,500), on the opposite bank of the Minnesota River, and St.Peter (11,500), 12 miles to the north.

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

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

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Reach out to Retailers

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

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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.

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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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