News & Announcements

Come Sample Kenyan Cuisine by Chef Laurie Taillie

February 9, 2017

Join us February 18th, between 2:30 and 4:30, as we welcome Chef Laurie Taillie to One Word Goods.  Chef Taillie will be on hand serving samples of Ke

Store Closed Monday January 30th for Inventory

January 28, 2017

One World Goods Will be closed Monday, January 30th for our annual inventory.  We will re-open Tuesday monring at 10am, and resume our normal hours of

Come Sample Indian Cuisine by Chef Laurie Taillie

January 16, 2017

Join us January 21st between 2:30 and 4:30 as we welcome Chef Laurie Taillie to One Word Goods.  Chef Taillie will be on hand serving samples of India

collecting coats for women and children

January 11, 2017

Hope you are staying warm today. Many people in Rochester aren't. One World Goods is again partnering with the Open Door Mission to collect winter app...

New Fair Trade logo on our website

June 30, 2016

We are particularly proud of our long history as a Fair Trade marketplace. After having just attended the Fair Trade Federation conference this past A...

Fair Trade Connects the purchase in your hands to the artisan or farmer who created it with theirs.

May 12, 2016

FTD2016.jpgYou, our customers are the agents for change, the game-changers for so many people in the developing world by voting with your dollars and choosing qu...

Equal Exchange chocolate bars now smaller

April 7, 2016

Our ever popular chocolate bars from Equal Exchange have gone through a small change. Instead of being 3.5 oz, they are now 2.8 oz. With the smaller s...

Shopping Global Supports Local Groups

November 12, 2015

Community Shopping Events

In the next few weeks we will be hosting several Community Shopping Events (CSE). Local not-for-profit groups bring their...

What is Slow Fashion All About?

June 30, 2015

You might be familiar with the slow food movement. The idea that we need to slow down, buy local, consume consciously. Taking the time to know where o...

Community Shopping Events come to OWG

October 27, 2014

Over the years we've hosted a handful annual fundraising events in our store. This year we've started to expand that program. In November we'll be hos...

Long-Time Volunteer Retirees Helped to Make One World Goods What it is Today

April 27, 2014

With 147 years of service between them, volunteers: Thelma Hammerton, Carol Kramer, Gail Rawcliffe, Eleanor Scott, Marcy Stewart, Gene Wolfarth and Jo...

Don't confuse 'free' and 'fair' trade

July 29, 2013

Originally posted October 10, 2010, but always current and a good reminder.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Letters to the Editor

"Fair trade." "F...

Pittsford Plaza store sells fair-trade products made by low-income artisans

April 1, 2011
On entering One World Goods, a first-time visitor may find it little different from any other gift shop in the area, with an...

One World Goods' Oriental Rug Event Supports Fair Trade

April 2, 2010

Sometimes concepts like fair trade can be as tangible as the rug under your feet.

One World Goods, the Pittsford Plaza shop that sells an array of merc...

Pittsford's One World Goods to assist Haiti earthquake victims

February 19, 2010

Karin Choi of Hamlin, a visual merchandiser at One World Goods in
Pittsford, works on a wall featuring sale items from Haiti. The retailer
will donate 2...