Saturday, 22 December 2012

One Village: Building Up Communities

Long before people thought up the slogan 'fair trade', One Village was one of the pioneers of marketing for social progress when, in 1979, they set out as marketing support for craftmakers' cooperatives.

The first priority of One Village remains partnership with workers in artisans' co-ops in Asia and in Africa. They manage to achieve this by providing customers with exceptional products that cannot easily be found elsewhere. They have a fantastic product collection which is also good value for money.

One Village works directly with community organisations in some of the most economically stretched parts of the world. The purpose is to build up the social wellbeing of communities. One Village achieves this through encouraging creative cooperatives and by pursuing an alternative approach to marketing, rooted in principles of solidarity towards a more equitable and just world order.

One Village is a retailer and wholesaler of craft made functional articles for the home: rugs and floormats, cushions, lampshades, duvet covers, throws and textiles, home accessories and crockery, baskets and containers – plus some personal accessories such as bags and quality vegetarian soap. Throughout the ranges, you'll find an emphasis on quality and good design.

Click here to access One Village’s online store. As well as online shopping from their website, One Village is a wholesaler supplying independent shops all over Britain (about 200 shops), and some mail-order catalogues. You can also enjoy visiting the One Village Worldshop on the A44 in Woodstock, near Oxford, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

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Ronell x

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” {1 Peter 3:8}

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