Alexandria, VA

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

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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. 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.

 

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Table Linen Sale - July 15, 2015 - July 31, 2015

TABLE LINEN SALE
25% OFF
TABLECLOTHS
BUY 3 NAPKINS, NAPKIN RINGS OR
PLACEMATS, GET THE 4TH FREE
AT PARTICIPATING STORES
— WED, JULY 15 through FRI, JULY 31 —

table linen sale

Beautiful blockprints and exquisite embroidery
in colors and patterns to suit every décor
and every one handcrafted and fairly traded.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 7/31/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/31/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale! - August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015

ALEXANDRIA SIDEWALK SALE

Saturday, August 1 from 10am-9pm, and Sunday August 2, from 12-6pm

During the Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, the streets of Alexandria are buzzing with shoppers grabbing hot summer deals. The two day event will take place throughout Old Town and Del Ray on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Over 50 shops will host promotional events and clearance sales offering deeply-discounted summer merchandise and product demonstrations from some of Alexandria's top boutiques and design stores.

Free Parking
In Old Town, the City of Alexandria is offering free parking at all parking meters on Saturday and Sunday. Parking in Del Ray is always free!

Sidewalk Sale Swag Social Media Contest
Shoppers are invited to show off their sidewalk sale swag throughout the weekend by posting their deals on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #SidewalkSaleALX. They will be automatically entered to win a gift certificate from one of these notable Alexandria restaurants: Bastille, Society Fair, Bistrot Royal and Virtue Feed & Grain.

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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