The Windmill

104 London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AJ


Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm

We are a fairtrade organisation based in Oxford, a fairtrade city with a fairtrade university (Oxford Brookes).


Based in Headington, Oxford, the Windmill Shop offers an extensive range of fairtrade products including food, beverages, crafts, gifts, stationery and household products.

As a fairtrade organisation in Oxford we support all other such organisations. Oxford is a Fairtrade City, and Oxford Brookes is a Fairtrade University, and we work with both of these. There is another dedicated fairtrade retail shop in the the city centre (Fairtrade at St Michael’s), and many independent retailers and supermarkets sell certain types of fairtrade goods, some of which we do not stock (fresh fruit and vegetables, adult clothing, wine). Our aim is to complement these other outlets for fairtrade goods, not to be unnecessarily competitive.


A significant proportion of our stock is purchased from established UK fairtrade importers or suppliers, such as Traidcraft, Suma or Infinity Foods, who are approved by the British Association of Fairtrade Shops (BAFTS). This guarantees the fairtrade provenance of the goods. We also use quite a number of smaller suppliers who specialise in a particular type of product, or products from a particular region. Our aim is to establish a personal relationship with suppliers. 


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Visit us

Come and visit us at 104 London Road, Headington, Oxford

Open Monday to Saturday
9:30am - 5:30pm

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Windmill news

Meet Rachel

At the start of the year Rachel joined The Windmill team as part-time manager, to help as the business grows. If you haven't yet met her, she is usually in the shop on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and Thursday and alternate Friday/ Saturday mornings.

4 February

Flip-flop Animals

Environmental clean-up and fair trading go hand-in-hand to make brightly coloured, patterned animals in various sizes, which are crafted from recycled plastic harvested from the flip-flops washed up along Kenya's coastline. 

4 February

Bamboo Socks

If you're already a fan of our fairly traded bamboo socks (which come in 2 sizes), you might like the presentation gift boxes which contain 4 pairs and make a lovely present.

4 February

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Promoting fair and just trade.