• Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

    We take these two weeks every year to run events, encourage schools, churches and organisations to do something to promote both Fairtrade and "fairly traded" goods. But what does that all mean?

    Fairtrade is the waving person logo that appears on many products that you'll see on biscuits, coffee, t-shirts - it's the Official Mark that is used to (unofficially) say "This product has been created in a sustainable way that has provided the person or group that made it with a fair wage, and safe working conditions. They have also received a financial premium that gives them the opportunity to decide how to improve their community."

    They work directly with farmers, co-operatives and producer groups, but also lobby governments and work with existing organisations to improve their own products to be more fair.

    Fairtrade Fortnight is a great opportunity to talk about how Fairtrade really makes a difference to people's lives, and we usually get to meet some of the farmers and producers too!

    Our friends at the Scottish Fair Trade Forum will be bringing a special guest along to our shop for a small event, which everyone is invited to.

    Aimable Nshimiye, a Rwandan coffee farmer from Abateraninkunga Ba Sholi co-operative, will be visiting Edinburgh on Tuesday 5th March from 6-8pm.

    Please join us in One World Shop to meet Aimable for a Q&A and free refreshments.

    Click here to see more details on the Facebook Event page

    Other Events

    Put on your own event

    If you'd like to run your own fair trade event, whether in your organisation or even just a pop-up shop in your home, get in touch. We have a huge range of goods available on Sale or Return or discounted for resale.

    Give us a call, email or pop into the shop to talk to us about how we can work together to promote fair trade!

  • Celebrate our First Birthday at St John's


    Another first birthday! We've been back at St John's Church in their new Cornerstone Centre for just over a year now and we would love to invite you to the shop to celebrate with us.

    Saturday 1st December 2018
    All day!

    Free refreshments including mulled wine and an array of our favourite fair trade snacks (and cake!). There will also be some surprise discounts and special offers.

    Please RSVP to, and share, our Facebook event if you can:


    Launch Party

    Take a look at some photos from our launch party last year, the shop was packed!

  • Get your fancy frock on, we're having a party!

    We’re very excited to invite you to the launch party for our new shop at St John’s Cornerstone Centre in the West End of Edinburgh.

    After two years trading at Nicolson Square, we have moved back to the site where One World Shop first started as a small church stall back in 1982. Our beautiful new shop is filled with a mixture of old favourites and some brand new ranges of fairly traded gifts.

    The launch party starts at 10:30am on Saturday 25th November and continues with a more peaceful, tea and cake event on Sunday 26th November. A great opportunity to do a bit of Christmas shopping!

    Songtribe choir will be among the performers, with free refreshments and free gifts to take home too!

    One World Shop, St John’s Cornerstone Centre,
    Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

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    Unfortunately, due to the Cornerstone Centre building works being incomplete, there is only access via the steps from Lothian Road. There is no step free access until the site works are complete. Please let us know if we can help you get to us easier.

    Pop into the shop or get in touch if you'd like some flyers or posters!

  • Event: Meet Malawi

    To continue on from our African Connections night back in November, we are celebrating Malawi with a free event in the shop on Thursday 16th March from 6pm. Take a look at the event on Facebook to let us know you're coming!


    The 19th of March is Buy Malawian day - an initiative designed to promote the fantastic quality and range of products available from the warm heart of Africa. We've invited speakers from Chifundo & Chanasa, Malawi, Wool-n-Wood and Scotland Malawi Partnership to come and show off what they have to offer.


    We will have free entertainment (tbc) and free kilombero rice and curry served from 6pm. The talks will start around 6:30pm and finish up about 7:30pm.

    Chifundo & Chanasa reach out to women who need support and empowerment through education and income generation so that they can fulfil their potential and make a difference for their families, communities and country. It is women mutually helping each other. They upcycle denim & traditional chitenje cotton fabric products such as aprons, bags, purses and oven mitts. We have a small range available to buy in the shop now.

    Wool-n-Wood are a small business based in Central Scotland which brings together the natural resources of both Scotland and Malawi, helping to create opportunities for low income artisans in Malawi. Their latest product is made by the Bangwe carvers of Blantyre, Malawi who make beautifully carved knitting needles, packaged in a vibrant cotton drawsting bag - perfect for storing all your knitting needles and crochet hooks.

    Scotland Malawi Partnership are pushing their competition - which you will want to enter. The prize up for grabs is a 7 day luxury trip to Malawi for you and a friend!

    To enter, all you have to do is take a photo of yourself with one of the many amazing Malawian products, post on social media and enter your details on their website. For more information take a look here:

  • Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

    Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday 27th February and runs until Sunday 12th March. As usual there will be lots of events going on, and we will be part of the tour hosting some of our fair trade producers.


    • Come to the shop in the evening of Wednesday 1st March to meet Bijumon Kurian. His efforts focus on issues including organic and Fair Trade, and empowering women in the agriculture sector. In addition to helping support farmers in Kerala and the surrounding area, Bijumon has also worked on increasing the visibility of Asian producers in the wider global market. In his role as board member of the Fairtrade Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP), he helps to coordinate the participation of Asian producers in relevant trade fairs and business opportunities.

      We will be hosting a short talk and Q&A session in our shop (25 Nicolson Square) from 6pm (talk starts at 6:30pm). The event is free and open to all.


    • On Saturday 4th March we're looking forward to meeting Victoria and Linda who work for Kuapa Kokoo - the producers of the famous Divine Chocolate!

      We want you to bring along your best FAIR TRADE CAKE to be judged at our fair trade Bake Off by Victoria and Linda. You can make any kind of cake as long as it has at least one fair trade ingredient.

      Cakes can be dropped off on Friday (10am - 5pm) or Saturday before 10-10:30am.

      The winner of the Bake Off will receive a Divine Chocolate goodie bag including some of the top flavours and their new Tasting Set!

      Divine Chocolate

  • African Connections - 30th November

    One World Shop celebrates Scottish-African partnerships

    Join us at One World Shop to hear about how Scotland's links with Africa are helping groups of producers and their communities, and women & children in Uganda, Malawi and South Africa.

    Our culinary introduction to the night includes wonderful vegetable curry, with sauce from Swaziland, served with rice from Malawi.

    Several groups are joining us to talk about the work they do in Africa, how it helps and what you can do to increase their support.

    The LifeStitches Uganda
    project empowers HIV/AIDS women with children in Arua, Uganda to become financially self sufficient through the sale of beautiful cotton table products which the women stitch in a sewing workshop business. They also have an AIDS Orphan School Program, Bike Repair Shops and Ride to Own Bike Programs.
    The Scotland Malawi Partnership is a membership based NGO which exists to inspire the people and organisation of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an effective way that benefits both nations. Their projects build connections and collaboration, creating partnerships and joint working.
    Kilombero Rice from Malawi
    JTS - Just Trading Scotland is a fair trade organisation that One World Shop have been working with for a long time. They are the first organisation to bring fair trade and organic coconut milk into the UK and are now pushing for fair trade Kilombero rice to be sold in many more shops, specifically The Co-op, to help the farmers in Karonga, Malawi.
    BE United is an international culture and development organisation focusing on sports, arts and creative industries. Their work is designed to improve life chances of young people across cultures and thereby contribute in the promotion of social justice. They inspire and create opportunities by promoting cross-cultural connections between both Scotland and Africa.

    Event Details

    Location: One World Shop, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
    Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016
    Start time: 6pm - talks will start from around 6:30pm.
    Free & Unticketed
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  • First Birthday Party

    Can you believe we moved to Nicolson Square a year ago!?

    So much has happened in the last year. Not only have we had big changes to our team, with Sue and John both leaving and Camilla joining us; we've had some amazing visitors from around the world and met so many new customers (hello students!).

    To celebrate our First Birthday of our shop underneath the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, we are hosting a big celebration weekend and you're all invited!

    Please join us on Saturday 26th November from 11am for entertainment, cake, refreshments and games in the shop at 25 Nicolson Square.

    As a thank you to our loyal customers, we are offering 10% off over the weekend of the 26th and 27th November if you bring in one of our birthday invitations that can be picked up from the shop or print your own discount voucher.

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    We'd like to thank every single person who supported us during the move, financially and physically - you are all A M A Z I N G!


  • Danusha Nepal Evening

    Getting back to our regular event schedule, we're hosting the brilliant women from Danusha in the shop on Tuesday 15th November to talk about women's empowerment in rural communities.

    Danusha is BAFTS registered, social enterprise working in partnership with Nepal Leprosy Trust. It began in 2009 and was established as a business in 2012 by Sue Lavender, Allison Davies and Katy Barr.

    They source gorgeous contemporary, beaded jewellery inspired by the colours and traditions of Nepal. All of the raw materials are sourced locally and they provide employment for people in rural Nepal. Their earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are sold across several outlets in the UK, including One World Shop.


    Come to this free event at the shop at 25 Nicolson Square from 6:30pm to hear about their work with Nepal Leprosy Trust and the women who make the jewellery.

    Rachel will also be talking about her visit to Nepal in 2013, where she also visited Nepal Leprosy Trust to source our leather and fabric bags, wallets and purses.

    We will have food from Punjabi Junction, a delicious little social enterprise community cafe run by women from Sikh Sanjog.



  • Christmas Stalls Preview

    Our annual Christmas preview is coming up next week. This is a great opportunity for all stall holders - both regular and occasional, to come and see what new delights have arrived for Christmas 2016.

    The Fair Trade Christmas Preview will be held in the shop at Nicolson Square on

    Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2016

    The shop is open from 10am - 5:30pm and you can drop in any time. Please get in touch if you want to see the preview outside of these times and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    Giftwrap from NepalMost of our stock is available to take on Sale or Return so if you want to try out a few new things this year then why not give it a go? Sale or return is a very low risk way to raise some funds for your organisation because you don't pay us until after your event and you can keep 5% of the sales you make.

    If you want to run a stall but can't make it along to the shop, we will be sending out a Christmas catalogue and price list just after the event. If you want to receive a copy and you're not already on the list (you'll have received an invite by email if you are) then please contact Lorna to request one.

    Please tell us about your stall as early as possible so we can order in enough stock for everyone!

    If you're in the Glasgow area, we will be making a few stall runs in the car so tell us now if you would like to benefit from free delivery - this service is first come first served!

    Download Forms

    Right click link and "Save Link As" to save to your computer.

    Stock List (xlsx)
    Catalogue (pdf)

    If you have problems with these file types and need an alternative, or a posted copy, please contact Lorna (see below).

    Contact Info

    Telephone shop/office: 0131 667 8323

    Email Lorna:
    Email Rachel:
    Email Cam:

  • Fairtrade on your Doorstep 2016

    You are invited to an evening of discussion, networking and chocolate tasting!

    Edinburgh is a hub for fair trade, alternative living, eco-consumerism and campaigning for social justice, but a lot of this is sadly unknown to so many people. We want to change that.

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity to come together with some of the best local ethical organisations and some of the most passionate students, to share perspectives on ethical living and discuss how this can be achieved together.

    Thursday 6th October / 6-8pmThere will be free hot drinks and cake, along with a chocolate tasting of Equal Exchange chocolate.

    No direct participation is required - feel free to just turn up with or without your friends and hear about what Edinburgh has to offer!

    Get in touch for more info:
    0131 667 8323


    This is a free, student focused event, however everyone is welcome to join us.

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