News & Announcements

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...

Shopping at One World Goods will benefit Haiti

February 12, 2010

By Staff reports

Shoppers in the Rochester area will have the opportunity to contribute to Haiti
relief efforts by shopping at One World Goods, a fai...

Consumers have power to lift the poor

May 4, 2009

When I started collecting dolls, I did it because of the storytelling. I liked learning about the Laurel and Hardy comedy team that sat on my shelf, a...