Three Continents – Three First Fair Trade Towns!
The Media Fair Trade Committee is very proud of our active “buy local – think global” Fair Trade connections and so happy to have friends around the globe who share our goals! We’re particularly grateful for our Fair Trade Triangle – a healing relationship that counters the former slave triangle. Known as “Twin Towns” in much of Europe, our Triangle includes:
- 2001: Garstang, United Kingdom became the first Fairtrade Town in the world!
- 2006: Media, Pennsylvania, United States became the first Fair Trade town in all of North and South America!
- 2011: New Koforidua, Ghana became the first Fair Trade Town in Africa – and the 1,000th Fair Trade town in the world!