Alexandria, VA

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

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Are you interested in supporting fair trade by volunteering with Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria?

Attend our New Volunteer Orientation at 7pm on Sept. 24, where you'll learn more about the store and discover what opportunities you'll have as a volunteer, both in the store and as a part of our outreach program!

No commitment is necessary if you attend this orientation...we just want the opportunity to tell you about what our Volunteer Program looks like and give you the opportunity to ask questions. You're sure to discover that volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages is wonderful way to make a global difference close to home!


Host a Private Event or Educational Presentation at Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria

Looking for a unique way to share memorable moments with family and friends, or give your class a boost? Would you like to inspire your youth group or treat your organization to a special event?

Let us take your group on a special tour of our store and give you a greater look inside Fair Trade and Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages – Alexandria will coordinate:

Private Shopping Nights
Student and Professional Group Presentations
Community Shopping Events to benefit local organizations in need We are happy to work with groups of all ages and sizes; in our store or at your location. Please stop by our store, or email us at outreach.alexandria@tenthousandvillages.com to start planning your special event.

Learn more about Fair Trade, the history of Ten Thousand Villages and about our talented artisan partners through an exciting presentation tailored to your group!

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. We are building on that success to strengthen and deepen the fair trade connection in the national capital region. We have worked with other retailers and citizens to make the City of Alexandria a Fair Trade Town; a Fair Trade Resolution passed with City Council September 2014. Now, to further the mission of fair trade, we are fundraising 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.


Are you interested in supporting fair trade by volunteering with Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria?

Attend our New Volunteer Orientation at 7pm on Sept. 24, where you'll learn more about the store and discover what opportunities you'll have as a volunteer, both in the store and as a part of our outreach program!

No commitment is necessary if you attend this orientation...we just want the opportunity to tell you about what our Volunteer Program looks like and give you the opportunity to ask questions. You're sure to discover that volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages is wonderful way to make a global difference close to home!

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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5th Annual Rug Event - September 17, 2015 - September 20, 2015

 Join us for our Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event, featuring over 300 handknotted rugs all made by fairly paid adults. These rugs from our artisan partner Bunyaad in Pakistan are heirloom quality and will last a lifetime. Sizes from 2'x3' to 10'x14' and runners will be available in Persian, Bokhara, and a variety of Tribal styles.

"Intro to Oriental Rugs" Evening

Thursday, September 17 at 7pm

Spend an evening learning more about how Oriental rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes and hear how fair trade makes a difference in the lives of artisans.

Please RSVP, if you plan to attend by calling 703-684-1435

It's an event not to miss as these fairly traded rugs represent a win-win situation for all—high quality and fairly priced for the consumer and fair-paying, consistent jobs for artisans.

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New Volunteer Orientation - September 24, 2015

Are you interested in supporting fair trade by volunteering with Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria?

Attend our New Volunteer Orientation at 7pm on Sept. 24, where you'll learn more about the store and discover what opportunities you'll have as a volunteer, both in the store and as a part of our outreach program!

No commitment is necessary if you attend this orientation...we just want the opportunity to tell you about what our Volunteer Program looks like and give you the opportunity to ask questions. You're sure to discover that volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages is wonderful way to make a global difference close to home!

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Visiting our store in Alexandria couldn't be easier! We are a short walk from the King Street Metro stop on the Blue or Yellow Metro lines. If you drive, there is plenty of parking around the store. Note the The Market Square Garage (108 N. Fairfax Street) in Old Town Alexandria is just $4 all day on Saturdays and Sundays, $4 all evening for weekdays after 5 p.m., and $2.50 per hour or $10 all day on weekdays before 5 p.m. This garage is located just six blocks from our store at 915 King Street. For all parking information see http://www.visitalexandriava.com/planning-tools/parking/

Hours

Store Hours for Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA

Regular Hours

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