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About The FIG Tree

The FIG Tree is the world’s first International Fair Trade Centre, founded in the world’s first Fair Trade Town, Garstang. The FIG Tree is a small evolving social enterprise with huge global ambitions. It aims to provide information and workshops and host a display telling the now famous ‘Garstang story’ while focusing on chocolate and the three local heritage themes; Fair Trade Towns, the British Atlantic slave trade and its abolition and Quaker History.

After having to relocate from Garstang in 2015, The FIG Tree moved to St. John’s Church in historic Lancaster but following severe flood damage in December the same year was again forced to move.

The FIG Tree became a cooperative in 2017 to enable our supporters to become members. Despite no longer having a permanent base The FIG Tree continues to produce and sell bean to bar chocolate, run workshops and support Fair Trade and the International Fair Trade Towns movement. For details on how to become a member click here.

Join the FIG Tree as a volunteer or become a member