Atlanta, GA

Virginia Highland, 1056 St. Charles Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306

Store Hours
Tue-Sat: 11-6
Sunday: 1-5

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Safe Harbors

From ports of call around the world to the safe harbor of your home, these gifts and accents celebrate the docks and wharves — the spaces where the work is done. Inspired by rope and riggings, wood weathered by winds and waves, storied crafts anchor this seaworthy style.

Ten Thousand Villages helps to preserve crafting traditions passed down through generations, connecting customers with other cultures and their artistic heritage and creating beauty in the world.

We're located on St. Charles Avenue in Virginia-Highland (one block north of Ponce de Leon Avenue). Click on CONTACT above for directions or to give us a call. Be our fan on Facebook! Go to "AtlantaVillages".

About Us

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.

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.


Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Atlanta, GA

We invite you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, our success depends on volunteers. They help keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to be part of our fun-filled volunteer program—greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and checking orders, assisting with displays and operating the cash register.

After your training, we request a commitment of one four-hour shift per month and welcome volunteers throughout the year. Stop by the store any time to talk with the volunteers on duty, and let us know you're interested by filling out an application. You can also contact our store at 404-892-5307 for more information. We hope to hear from you soon.

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A Sale to Celebrate Women - February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015

25% OFF

international women's day

Every day, everywhere women go to work, care for their families, build communities and create joy for others. Celebrate the women you treasure and honor the skills of women around the world with these handcrafted gifts.

international women's day

Treat your morning coffee mates. These cinnamon and clove-scented SPICED TRIVETS are crafted by artisans of the UPAVIM cooperative. Sales of their products, made from traditional Guatemalan textiles, provide personal income and fund child care, preschool programs and a community health clinic.

international women's day

Ready for a fancy Friday out or a comfy Saturday in (just like she is!), the DENIM BLUESY SCARF is hand-woven by the Nepali artisans of Manushi, a name that translates to “energetic woman.” The group works to empower rural women with skills that create income opportunities and self-confidence.

international women's day

Spoil her (we won’t tell) with luxurious LIP BUTTER made from pure shea and essential oils. Harvested from trees in northern Ghana, shea nuts are processed by hand into rich moisturizing butter by women living in Ghana’s poorest region, providing them vital income to feed, clothe and educate their families.

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 3/8/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/8/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Store Hours
Tue-Sat: 11-6
Sunday: 1-5