About Ten Thousand Villages in Archbold, OH
Ten Thousand Villages in Archbold, OH, 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.
I invite you to stop in and see our newly enlarged store full of beautiful and unique handcrafted items. Feel their textures, or try on a piece of jewelry. Each item is handcrafted by dedicated artisans from developing countries. I would love to tell you their stories and how the selling of their crafts has improved their lives and the lives of their families.
Are you interested in knowing more about the artisan groups we support? Would you like us to set up a off-site sale at your location? Are you a not-for-profit group that would like to partner with us for a fundraiser?
If you would like to make a difference in your world, please contact me for information about volunteering at your local Ten Thousand Villages. Our clerks, design and display workers are all volunteers. It is fun, rewarding and very worthwhile. Artisans from around our world thank you for the difference it makes in their lives. Contact me and I will be happy to work with you.
Contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at: 419-445-1926.