Albany, NY

Albany, NY

Stuyvesant Plaza, Suite 41,
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
518-435-9307
albany@tenthousandvillages.com

 

Mon-Fri: 10am—9pm
Saturday: 10am—6pm
Sunday 12am—5pm

New Year's Eve: 10-5

New Year's Day: Closed

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Safe Harbors

From ports of call around the world to the safe harbor of your home, these gifts and accents celebrate the docks and wharves — the spaces where the work is done. Inspired by rope and riggings, wood weathered by winds and waves, storied crafts anchor this seaworthy style.


Ten Thousand Villages in Albany, NY, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages Albany has been a provider of wonderfully handmade goods to the Capital Region since 2001!


About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Albany, NY

Ten Thousand Villages in Albany, NY, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Volunteer

Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Albany, NY

Join the hundreds of volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy to the Ten Thousand Villages community. We welcome you to help advance our mission by joining our team as a volunteer. The contributions of highly-motivated and passionate individuals are crucial to our nonprofit organization. Volunteers assist in many areas of store operation-from interacting with customers to unpacking shipments of product from all over the world!

Come fill out a volunteer application at our store or contact us for more information.

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Upcoming Events

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A Sale to Celebrate Women - February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015

25% OFF
SELECT GIFTS MADE
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

international women's day

Every day, everywhere women go to work, care for their families, build communities and create joy for others. Celebrate the women you treasure and honor the skills of women around the world with these handcrafted gifts.

international women's day

Treat your morning coffee mates. These cinnamon and clove-scented SPICED TRIVETS are crafted by artisans of the UPAVIM cooperative. Sales of their products, made from traditional Guatemalan textiles, provide personal income and fund child care, preschool programs and a community health clinic.

international women's day

Ready for a fancy Friday out or a comfy Saturday in (just like she is!), the DENIM BLUESY SCARF is hand-woven by the Nepali artisans of Manushi, a name that translates to “energetic woman.” The group works to empower rural women with skills that create income opportunities and self-confidence.

international women's day

Spoil her (we won’t tell) with luxurious LIP BUTTER made from pure shea and essential oils. Harvested from trees in northern Ghana, shea nuts are processed by hand into rich moisturizing butter by women living in Ghana’s poorest region, providing them vital income to feed, clothe and educate their families.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 3/8/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/8/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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International Women's Day Celebration - March 8, 2015

12p-5pm

Think Globally, Shop Locally.
The Black Women’s Association of Albany and Ten Thousand Villages to host community event to honor International Women’s Day.

Albany, New York – Ten Thousand Villages in Albany is inviting the Capital District community to come out and support a benefit for The Black Women’s Association of Albany from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

“The purchase of a unique handcrafted gift from Ten Thousand Villages will not only support BWAA, but will improve the livelihoods of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East,” said Paula Wheeler, Ten Thousand Villages-Albany store manager. 15% of the event’s proceeds will benefit BWAA’s local programs.

Originally founded in 1977, and reactivated in 2004, The Black Women's Association of Albany is a small, locally based group of friends who share a big vision of what women of color can accomplish when they work together in positive ways. They have sponsored or supported activities that stimulate the social, cultural, economic, and educational development of women and children in the Capital District and beyond. The BWAA also raises funds for scholarships that benefit minority high school girls who are college bound.

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Mon-Fri: 10am—9pm
Saturday: 10am—6pm
Sunday 12am—5pm

New Year's Eve: 10-5

New Year's Day: Closed