Albany, NY

Albany, NY

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

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

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‘Tis the Reason

What’s the reason? There is a person behind every Ten Thousand Villages product, and that person is the reason behind everything we do. In the season of peace and good will, choose a gift that embraces the human element—choose Ten Thousand Villages.


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.

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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25% OFF Holiday Tabletop Sale - November 17, 2014 - November 24, 2014

holiday tabletop sale

AT PARTICIPATING STORES NOV 17-24

holiday tabletop sale

It’s the table’s turn to get dressed to the nines,
with candles that sparkle, a tray that shines… plus much more holiday home finery
on sale, just in time!


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 11/24/14. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Capital Area Council of Churches - November 23, 2014

12-5pm

"Helping member churches pursue service, advocacy, and celebration, and also serves to respond to critical needs in the Capital District."

capareacc.org

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Capital Area Council of Churches - November 23, 2014

12pm-5pm

Help the CACC Emergency Overflow Shelter Join us for a special community shopping event to benefit the Capital Area Council of Churches Emergency Overflow Shelter. Their mission is to be a refuge of last resort during the coldest months of the year; to provide simple hospitality; a bed, and a meal on a daily basis; and to serve people who have no other shelter options in Albany County.

November 23, 12:00-5:00PM at Ten Thousand Villages in Stuyvesant Plaza, 15% off all sales (excluding the purchase of gift cards) will be donated to the CACC Emergency Overflow Shelter.

http://www.facebook.com/tenthousandvillagesalbany
http://www.capareacc.org

Volunteers from the CACC will be here to educate about their important work.

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Savings That Sparkle Jewelry Sale - November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

savings that sparkle sale

IN STORES NOV 28-29

savings that sparkle sale

From classic keepsakes to bohemian beads,
our selection of styles and colors covers
every girl on your gift list.
GIVE GORGEOUS THIS HOLIDAY


Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. At participating stores 11/28/14 and 11/29/14. Check local store for hours and participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts, or on the purchase of gift cards or Traveler’s Finds.

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Troy Area United Ministries - November 30, 2014

12-5pm

"TAUM is an ecumenical association of congregations joined with people of all faiths and backgrounds to serve people in need, to work for social justice and to build a stronger community."

taum.org

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TAUM CSE - November 30, 2014

12pm-5pm

Help Troy Area United Ministries Join us for a special community shopping event to benefit Troy Area United Ministries. TAUM is an ecumenical association of congregations joined with people of all faiths and backgrounds to serve people in need, to work for social justice and to build a stronger community.

November 30, 12:00-5:00PM at Ten Thousand Villages in Stuyvesant Plaza, 15% off all sales (excluding the purchase of gift cards) will be donated to Troy Area United Ministries.

http://www.facebook.com/tenthousandvillagesalbany
http://www.taum.org

Volunteers from TAUM will be here to educate about their important work and programs.

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Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center, (WERC) - December 4, 2014

5pm-9pm

WERC is a private, non-profit organization that works to advance women's success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence. Since 1988, WERC has provided quality workforce development services to over 6,400 women from both Albany and Rensselaer Counties who have lost their source of income upon the death, divorce, separation, disability, or dislocation of a spouse or who are single mothers. WERC has a proven track record of assisting women in the Capital Region, improving economic opportunities and providing excellence in workforce development through extensive hands-on computer training to women in need. They leave the program with enhanced qualifications and skills, comprehensive job-hunting tactics, as well as self-confidence and a deep commitment to achieving excellence in their chosen workplace. WERC changes lives, enriches families and benefits our communities.

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