Shoppers looking for gifts and distinctive items for themselves they can rest assured are not made in a huge sweatshop factory somewhere have the perfect place to shop in Cleveland’s western suburbs: the One World Shop in Rocky River.
Yes, their products — everything from teapots to birdhouses to knit hats to bound blank books to chess sets — are imported, from Haiti and Ghana, Nepal and Bangladesh, Cambodia and Pakistan. But they’re all handmade by local artisans encouraged to use recycled materials and environmentally friendly practices and paid a fair price for what they do. While you’re shopping, you can learn more about where the item came from and how it was made.
19321 Detroit Road, Rocky River