About Ten Thousand Villages in Atlanta, GA
Ten Thousand Villages in Atlanta, GA, 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.
We are located on St. Charles Avenue, in Virginia-Highland, one block north of Ponce de Leon Avenue. From 75/85: Exit Freedom Parkway/GA-10E, and continue 1.6 miles until you reach Ponce De Leon Ave. Turn right on Ponce de Leon, then left at the 3rd light onto N. Highland Ave. Turn left at the light onto St. Charles Ave. Our store is on the right, and there is metered street parking directly in front of our store and free parking in front of nearby residences.
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Opened in 1993 on St. Charles Avenue in Virginia-Highland, Ten Thousand Villages in Atlanta is staffed largely by a group of dedicated volunteers. Join our team! Just stop by the shop to talk with the volunteers on duty and fill out an application.