Ann Arbor, MI

303 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Store Hours
Monday: 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue-Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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« October 2015 »



Whether from your backyard garden or a roadside stand, homegrown goodness deserves to be served with care. Give those local ingredients global flavor, then present them in handcrafted style.

Our Mission is to promote dignity, hope and a living wage for artisans around the world by selling their handicrafts, by telling their stories, and by educating locally about Fair Trade. We look forward to your visit to the Ann Arbor store!

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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor, MI

Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor, MI, 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 of Huron Valley opened its doors on Main Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan in October, 2004, becoming the first Fair Trade, non-profit handicraft retail store in the city. The Ann Arbor store is proud to rank as one of the most successful stores in a chain of over 200 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Come visit us at 303 South Main Street soon and enjoy the world music, fair trade coffee samples and upbeat atmosphere that attracts so many to our store. We can comfortably promise that you will find our unique, handcrafted, and reasonably priced merchandise a real ‘find’. Whether you are furnishing your home, looking for that perfect piece of jewelry, or buying a gift, let us help you discover the wonder of Ten Thousand Villages. We’d love to become your store of choice, as we have for so many other dedicated customers from near and afar.

Consider joining us as a volunteer. More than 75 dedicated individuals volunteer their time in support of a small core staff. To volunteer, visit our store and talk to one of our volunteers about the opportunities and training available.


Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor, MI

We welcome you to Join Our Village of volunteers! The success of  Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor is due to the wonderful group of volunteers that have "stepped up to the plate" and devoted their time, effort and energy to the principles of Fair Trade and to ensuring the dignity and living wages of our artisans in developing countries.   Stop by our store to pick up an application form or get more information on how you can help and become a volunteer.

Our trained volunteer staff of over 80 dedicated individuals ranges from 16 to 85 years of age. Working in the store is educational & exciting, and many friendships and shared stories have created a true Villages family right on Main Street!


SALES SUPPORT: Work in our Ten Thousand Villages store greeting and assisting customers on the sales floor, processing sales and maintaining an attractive and well stocked sales floor.  Hours can be regularly scheduled shifts (3-4 hours) or changing on a weekly basis.

INVENTORY TEAM: Unpacking incoming shipments in the store's basement. Hours are scheduled on an as needed basis.

DATA ENTRY: back office support. Hours completely flexible.

EVENT AND EDUCATION TEAM: assist with outreach events and education, tasks range from setting up offsite sales and displays to prresenting PowerPoint presentations about Ten Thousand Viaalage and our artisams partners.  Hours are scheduled as needed.

BOARD POSITIONS:  Membership in our board of directors or on various committees as vacancies occur.  Board meetings are held monthly and committees meet as needed.

Meet Our Volunteers

Anna Grace"Most of our volunteers work locally to create a
fairer, kinder, and more inclusive community. 
Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages allows me to
share that with communities all over the world, and to
promote a fairer and more just world community. I
love how excited people are when they learn about fair
trade for the first time! Think Globally – Act
Locally!"                Anna Grace, Ann Arbor Store Volunteer

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Store Hours
Monday: 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue-Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.