Taos, New Mexico

In February 2008, town council members in Taos, New Mexico passed a resolution and enacted stringent guidelines for the coveted Fair Trade Towns designation. Taos is the first Fair Trade Town in New Mexico, the first in the Western United States, and the firth nationally.

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

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


Reach out to Retailers

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


Enroll Community Organizations

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


Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

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


Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

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



Katie Thomas