Garstang is a historic market town off the A6 midway between Preston and Lancaster in Lancashire, England. It has a population of about five thousand. At a Public Town Meeting on Thursday 27th April 2000 the people of Garstang voted virtually unanimously for Garstang to become the world's first Fairtrade Town.
This web site provides information on Fairtrade, the Garstang Fairtrade Town story, the Garstang and New Koforidua Link and links to other web sites where you can find more about Fairtrade and Fairtrade Products.
The Future of The FIG Tree Fair Trade International Visitor Centre
Sadly The FIG Tree will be relocating to Lancaster once their lease terminates. The last day of trading in the current building will be on Monday 10th November. Although no longer in Garstang The FIG Tree will continue to carry out its vital role of promoting the World’s first Fair Trade Town, telling the ‘Garstang Story’, host international package tours and school visits and hold their unique chocolate workshops. Watch this space at:
News Headlines - Go to the News page for full details
How Should Fairtrade Grow Further in Garstang?
- Over the next few months everyone in Garstang has the opportunity to decide how we further develop th etown's commitment to Fairtrade as we prepare onece again to renew our Fairtrde Town status. Go to the News Page to see how you can contribute.
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Visit The FIG Tree
Visit The FIG Tree, the world's first International Fair Trade Centre located in the world's first Fair Trade Town. The FIG Tree is a small evolving social enterprise with huge global ambitions. It has a specilaised fair trade cafe and shop and houses a display telling the now famous 'Garstang story' while focusing on the three local heritage themes; Fair Trade Towns, the British Atlantic slave trade and its aboilition and Quakers. For further information visit the dedicated website here.
The Garstang Fairtrade Steering Group would like to thank the Garstang and District Partnership for their grant funding toward the cost of this website.