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.

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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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Engage Your Town

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

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Get Some Love from the Media

Broadcast how local action can deliver life changing benefits to farmers and artisans.

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Engage Your Local Government

Build long-lasting relationships with your local government and pass a Fair Trade resolution.

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Fair Trade Locations

Retail Locations   Community Organizations

Members

arlenerenshaw
janedow
mdruschel
paul.prew
paulette.bertrand
Paul Renshaw
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