Alexandria, VA

915 King St., Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-1435
alexandria@tenthousandvillages.com

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We’re celebrating 20 Years of Fair Trade in Alexandria…

…and we want the party to last all year!

So, on the 20th of every month we’re offering 20% discounts on products from a featured country or region, as well as showcasing that region’s food, crafts, music, etc.  Stop in and learn how your purchases and support of Ten Thousand Villages National Capital Area over the last 20 years has truly made a difference in the lives of our artisans.  We thank you for your continued support!

Stay tuned to our Events page to learn more about each region!

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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, Virginia is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home décor, personal accessories, and gifts 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 been practicing fair trade for more than 60 years, cultivating trading relationships in which the artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. Ten Thousand Villages works 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 views fair trade as an alternative to conventional international trade.

The Ten Thousand Villages store in Alexandria has been a fixture in Old Town since 1994, and our loyal customers have made us one of the most successful stores in the country, thus ensuring steady income and better lives for hundreds of artisans in the developing world. As we approach our 20th anniversary in 2014 we are building on that success to strengthen and deepen the fair trade connection in the national capital region. We are working with other retailers and citizens to designate Alexandria a Fair Trade Town, and, even more exciting, we are currently raising money to establish a second store in the District of Columbia!

None of our success would be possible without the support of customers who are equally as passionate about fair trade, and we welcome each and every one of you to our store to see what fair trade can do. Come browse our aisles of handcrafted home accents, table and bed linens, jewelry and personal accessories, garden planters and decor, wooden toys, musical instruments, and so much more, all to the global soundtrack of Putumayo CDs and the aroma of Fair Trade coffee and chocolate.   

 


To make a donation for a new Ten Thousand Villages store in the District of Columbia, click here.

Volunteer

Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA

Volunteers at Ten Thousand Villages AlexandriaInterested in promoting social justice through fair trade?  Consider volunteering with Ten Thousand Villages in the heart of Old Town Alexandria!

As a non-profit organization, Ten Thousand Villages of Old Town depends largely on volunteer efforts to staff the store and the special outreach events scheduled each month.  We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in fair trade and ethical consumerism.  As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

-Explain the mission of our store.
-Sell beautiful, handcrafted products.  
-Attend exciting offsite events and festivals.
-Work among other socially-minded individuals.
-Benefit from flexible volunteer shifts.
-Help to provide a livelihood for artisans who live in the developing world.

Contact Melanie Kapinos, our store's Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteers.alexandria@tenthousandvillages.com or at 703-684-1435 to learn how you can get involved.

 

Events

Upcoming Events

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10/10 Ladies Night Out! - April 2, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria is inviting groups of 10 or more women to a night of feel-good shopping, fun, and giving back to the world. Groups will receive a 10% store-wide discount, plus 10% of net sales will be donated to a nonprofit organization of the organizer's choice. Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria will provide light appetizers and fair trade coffee; a brief presentation about our nonprofit mission and the artisans. You can choose any evening through May, including weekends, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can reserve your night by emailing outreach.alexandria@tenthousandvillages.com or contacting the store at 703-684-1435

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Celebrating 20 Years.... - April 19, 2014

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Join us as we continue celebrating 20 years in Old Town Alexandria! This month's celebration takes us to West Africa. Stop by Saturday April 19 and enjoy 20% off of all handcrafted items from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Chad. Products from this region include mud cloth, lost wax sculptures, Shea butter, musical instruments and more! There will be regional snacks and African music all day! You can also enter to win a gift basket of goodies from our West African Artisans.

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Earth Day - April 22, 2014

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Do you recycle? We know our Artisans do! Come in and take our quiz to see how much you know about our recycle products. Every complete quiz will be entered to win a $25 gift card! All recycled product will be 25% off all day! Celebrate Mother Earth at Ten Thousand Villages.

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Hours

Store Hours for Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA

Regular Hours

We will be closed on Monday, January 7 for Inventory

We are closed for the following holidays; Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Summer and Holiday Hours

For your shopping convenience, from June 1 through Labor Day and again from Thanksgiving Friday through December 24 Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria is open late on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
Friday: 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm