To build up communities....

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One Village works directly with community organizations 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.
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As well as online shopping from our 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 our One Village Worldshop on the A44 in Woodstock, near Oxford, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

All the selling is a service. A service of course to customers, who enjoy the products as useful articles for the home. But also – and equally – a service for our partners the artisan producers.

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Here are the Objectives of One Village, in outline, then point by point the Operating principles through which One Village works towards the stated objectives:
 

For community cooperation internationally, for togetherness, for recognizing the value of everyone, for respect and honour of the environment, for promoting awareness of the interconnection of all things:

 

To build up communities, to relieve poverty and despair, to improve social and environmental conditions, to educate and inform:

 

In partnership with those who strive to enrich the wellbeing of society:


 

Operating principles:

 


markets articles from the countries of the South on the following basis:

1. All articles come from partner enterprises which strive to build up the quality of life of the community. These enterprises are workers' associations or cooperatives, societies for the common good, or are generally accountable to the community.
Why cooperatives?

2. Articles are finished products, significantly hand made.

3. Articles are an expression of the style or cultural tradition of the makers, so far as market conditions allow.

4. Articles are of good quality, well designed and carefully made.

5. Articles are made with respect for the integrity of creation. Materials and processes are selected with regard to their environmental impact.

6. Articles are to enhance the quality of life of the customer.

7. All producers are paid equitably a realistic rate for the job which, as a minimum, takes account of the local cost of living and the skill involved.

8. Working hours and the work environment are consistent with the wellbeing of producers.

9. One Village adds «Community extra» to prices when market conditions allow and when producers' organizations are able and willing to use this extra payment effectively to benefit the social progress and wellbeing of the community.

10. Products are sold in ways which honour producers and customers, and which enhance public appreciation of the craft, and of the skill and humanity of the producers.

11. There is continuity of selling, so far as producers wish to sell and market conditions allow.

12. Payments are made not later than due times. Working capital is advanced to producers when appropriate and when resources allow.
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13. The business is run efficiently and effectively in line with principles outlined here, legitimate business costs and salaries are paid, and any remaining profits are re-invested for the common good in work consistent with these objectives and principles.








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«Fair trade»? What is «Fair trade»?
[~ PERHAPS NOT QUITE WHAT YOU THINK ~]
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One Village marquee at Greenbelt festival.
Our marquee was a feature at Greenbelt every year between 1999-2010.
Unfortunately, Greenbelt have told us that reduced space at the event prevents having us back.


 

"ONE VILLAGE.... INEXPENSIVE & GOOD QUALITY"
Daily Telegraph


"THE BEST ETHICAL PRODUCTS"
The Independent

"IDEOLOGICALLY SOUND"
The Tablet

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Textiles: Throws,
bedcovers, curtains, etc
The look is white
Cushions
Duvet covers: White · Floral
Brown · Red · Green
Check: Blue or Tan/White
Blue or Red ikat · Blue
Rugs & floors department:
The Definitive durry rug
Ap durry rug     Jute rugs
Dharidar, stripes rug
Nako runners & minirugs
Punja colourful cotton rugs
Coir mats     Moymat
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Baskets
Home accessories
Lampshades
Placemats
Tablecloths
Tableware/crockery:
Oko4 · Öko classic
Hammocks
Bead curtains
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Weekend tote bag
Sandals
Incense
Soap
Cards & giftwrap
Festive decorations

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Pure cotton duvet covers:            

(throws, tablecloths, curtains)        

(fresh, timeless, uncluttered...)  

Lampshades (distinctive design choices)  


«Ap» rugs
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Decor; gifts
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Baskets

Rugs & floors: [Click here to skip this department]
(soft, chunky rugs)

The Ap durry (fine weave rugs up to 2.3x1.5M)

(cotton runners and minirugs) (Red, Blue & Green)

Dharidar, stripes rug (2 colourschemes; 2 sizes)

Jute rugs (the «good-ecology» rugs)

The Punja cotton rug (bold design; gorgeous rich colours)

 

Moymat™ (smooth & strong)       Rugs quick comparisons table  

Bead curtains (walk-through screens for your doors & spaces)

Öko tableware: Contemporary Oko4   Or : Oko Classic

Placemats (mats to grace your table; rectangular or round)

Baskets (to help you organize)  

Home accessories (decor & function)

One Village vegetarian soap (Real sandalwood....or neem to nourish your skin)

One Aromatics (aromas to refresh and to inspire)

Cards from the mountains & Mountains giftwrap

 
Hammocks (dreaming....lazy days)   & Garden accessories  

Sandals (2 comfortable styles)  

The weekend tote (friendly overnight shoulder bag)

Festive decorations (joyful decor for the Christmas tree)

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Visit our One Village Outlet store:

We have an Outlet shop in Woodstock, West Oxfordshire – home of Blenheim park and palace.
At the shop you will always find additional products to those featured on the website; and often discount prices.
Enjoy a day out on the edge of the Cotswolds, only 7 miles from Oxford !

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One Village
Charlbury
Oxfordshire
OX7 3SQ
UK
Email: progress@onevillage.org

world telephone: +44 1608 811811
world fax: +44 1608 811911

UK: 01608 811811
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