The Windmill

104 London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AJ


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

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

Windmill news

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

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

Baby Clothes

After a long gap we are once again selling organic, fairtrade cotton baby clothes, starting with baby bodies and baby wraps in sizes up to 9 months. If you like (and buy!) them, the range will be expanded.

15 September 2015

More from Lanka Kade

We don't need to apologise for keeping this brand of fair trade wooden (and other) toys in our news. The quality is high, the designs appealing, the paint completely safe, and recent additions to our range are wall hooks decorated with animals, space ships, animals and other favourites.

28 July 2015

Karma Cola

Here's a refreshing, organic and fairtrade fizzy drink, made from real cola nuts sourced from a village in the Gola Rainforest of Sierra Leone. It tastes good, and buying it contributes to long-term self-sufficiency for the growers.

19 May 2015

What Daisy Did

Striking leather bags from this new-to-us supplier are made in India from quality materials that would otherwise be wasted (ends of rolls etc). Fair trade principles operate from start to finish, and our suppliers are about to return from a visit to the producers to advise on new designs and so on.

31 March 2015

Bamboo Socks

New stock has recently arrived of our bamboo socks in smaller (size 4 - 7) and larger (size 7 - 11) sizes. Ever popular for yourself or as a gift, the socks have a comfortably smooth feel and come in a wide range of patterns.

9 March 2015

Cards from Africa

Once again we have re-stocked with an extensive range of greetings cards from this company, all hand-made in Rwanda. Within a few days of this news item appearing on the website, they should be displayed on dedicated racks as part of the refurbishment in the shop.

16 February 2015

Buttons are back

Once again we have sets of fairly traded ceramic buttons from South Africa, ideal for personalising and brightening up your button-up clothing.

13 January 2015

Grumpy Mule from Peru

Here is a new addition to the Grumpy Mule range is from the Café Femenino project, a social program for women coffee producers in rural communities, located in the Lambayeque region in NW Peru. This fairtrade and organic certified product, grown in organic shade conditions, gives a smooth, rich, all-day drinking coffee.

9 December 2014

Wrap it up

We have expanded our stock of luxury, hand-made gift wrapping paper - it feels good, it enhances the gift, and (we find) it lends itself to being re-used! There are also accompanying gift tags, twine and so on.

14 October 2014

Traidcraft Catalogue

The arrival of Traidcraft's Christmas mail-order catalogue is a reminder that we can take orders for most items in it. You may save on delivery costs, and you can collect from the shop at a time convenient for you.

8 October 2014

Thai Children's Trust

Fridge magnets (£2.50) in the form of exquisitely folded and assembled butterflies are our first product from Thai artisans in support of a trust that helps care for over 4000 deprived or orphaned children in Thailand.

10 August 2014

Onya Bags

... are back, at least whilst stocks last. These back, shoulder and hand-held (medium, large) bags are made from recycled parachute material - lightweight and very hard-wearing. We have re-usable sandwich wrappers too.

10 August 2014

Make Music

More musical instruments are now in stock, such as spring drums ('thunder-makers'), gourd shakers and monkey drums from Rainstick. It's a colourful way to make a joyful noise!

11 July 2014

New Products Galore

We continue to seek out new, fairly traded craft and household products, often from small suppliers. In the past couple of weeks this has included bags (regular, or for laptops or i-pads) from Freeset, polished and enamelled recycled aluminium bowls from Azeti, and scarves and accessories from Cool Trade Winds. Do come to the shop to see them for yourself.

27 June 2014

Tagines and more

Our most recent new supplier is Kartimarket, a small company deeply committed to fair trade principles. As first products we have beautiful earthenware tagines, plain ceramic cups and saucers, and cream/ sugar sets on a mahogany stand.

26 May 2014

King of the Mountain

A limited edition Grumpy Mule ground coffee is available, to celebrate the Grande Depart of the 2014 Tour de France from Yorkshire (Grumpy Mule's home county). It's fairtrade certified, strength 4, and sourced from plantations in the mountain areas of Uganda and DR Congo.

4 May 2014

Clean and Fair

The first fairtrade-certified cleaning products (laundry liquid, handwash, surface cleaner, washing-up liquid) are now in stock. From Traidcraft, these contain certified coconut oil and ethically sourced palm oil. The responsible sourcing of the ingredients will add an extra glow to your cleaning!

18 April 2014

Visit us

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

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

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