Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages

Shop for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted presents from all across the world, including fair trade baskets, jewelry, crafts, and other items produced by international artisans.

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Ten Thousand Villages



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Brand Description

Founded in 1946 by Edna Ruth Byler and headquartered in Akron, Pennsylvania, Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit retail organization with a noble mission. It aims to create income opportunities for artisans in developing countries by introducing their handcrafted products and stories to markets in more developed regions. This is achieved through establishing and maintaining long-term fair trading relationships. Each product offered by Ten Thousand Villages carries a deeper meaning, representing a life of significance and craftsmanship behind it, connecting consumers directly with the artisans' cultures and stories.

Ten Thousand Villages

Sustainability Report

Ten Thousand Villages stands as a beacon of ethical shopping, offering consumers a way to purchase ethically-sourced, handcrafted goods with intention. As a pioneering organization in the fair trade movement, it ensures that artisans receive a fair wage for their work, thereby investing in partnerships that empower women and marginalized communities. As a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages has a longstanding commitment to social transformation, aligning its operations with the sustainable development goals.

Brand's Sustainable Attributes

Ethically Made
Ethically Made
Give Back
Give Back

Brand's Product Line


  • Low Waste Lifestyle
  • Room Décor
  • Wall Décor
  • Textiles
  • Baskets
  • Baby
  • Pets
  • Entertainment
  • Stationery
  • Novelty


  • Shopping Bags
  • Serveware
  • Drinkware
  • Tabletop Accessories
  • Linens
  • Cookbooks

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