Austin, TX

4803 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

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Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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We have relocated to Burnet Road. Open 7 days a week!
Ample parking behind the store with 2 parking lots! Use Grover Avenue for easy access.

Warehouse Sale going on NOW! 25%-75% off!

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278 singing bowls ring together
Thanks Austin, we did it! Watch the video here.

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About Us

Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages in Austin!

We have relocated to Burnet Rd! Please visit our new store with more space and lots more parking (in front of and behind the building). We are located in between Fork & Taco and Noble Sandwich.

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.


Alex - Volunteer Coordinator
Alex is from Sydney, Australia and has a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Sydney. She has a background in fair trade economics and youth engagement, as well as outreach and volunteerism

Jess - Inventory Wrangler
Jess is from England and has also lived in Zimbabwe. Her background experiences range from ceramics to elementary education to American Sign Language. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Kitty - Executive Director
Kitty is from Orlando, Florida and has a background in retail, photography and other creative endeavors. She has a Bachelor of Interior Design from SCAD University in Savannah, Georgia.

Leti - Sales and Development Hustler
Leti is from San Antonio, Texas. She has experience in youth leadership and faith development and is the Fair Trade Ambassador for the United States through the Catholic Relief Services. She has a Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification from Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

Board of Directors

Joanie Cooksey-President
Judy Schneringer-Vice President
Penny Schmidt-Treasurer
Lori Steiner-Secretary
Aerin Pfaffenberger
Alan Vondrell
Doug Irving
Paige Mercer
Ohiana Torrealday

Annual Report 2014-2015


As a non-profit organization, we are run primarily by a diverse and dynamic team of volunteers. Our volunteers serve a variety of functions and have a huge impact on every aspect of our organization. Simply put - we couldn't exist without our volunteers!



Our Volunteer Program Mission is twofold:

  1. To support the operational and sales goals of Ten Thousand Villages of Austin by providing excellent customer service and fulfilling operational tasks
  2. To advocate fair trade through education and outreach in store, in our communities, and at events

A vibrant and informed volunteer community that helps the store reach or exceed goals, allowing us to grow our fair trade relationships and ensure sustainable incomes for more artisans.

Join us!
If you are interested in being a part of the fair trade movement, we hope you will consider joining our volunteer team. We welcome highly motivated people who have a passion for our people-driven mission and the products we sell. Previous experience is not required - just a friendly attitude and the desire to help. We ask that our volunteers work at least two shifts per month, and we have a very flexible schedule to make it easy to fit your volunteering into your own schedule.

The dates for our next Volunteer Orientations are:
Wednesday, July 22nd at 7pm 
Wednesday, August 19th at 7pm
Volunteer orientations take place in store at 4803 Burnet Road. Please email to RSVP.

We also accept interns in Spring, Summer and Fall in various academic fields. Interested students should email for more information and to discuss possible options. Please include a brief resume and cover letter to help us better understand your background. Current positions will be posted here once applications open.

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Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Warehouse Sale - July 7, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Warehouse Sale going on NOW! 25%-75% off

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

25% OFF
— 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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Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm