Austin, TX

4803 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
512-440-0440
austin@tenthousandvillages.com

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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. Use Grover Avenue for easy access.


Now launching our Village Collective Series

The Village Collective series will allow supporters to learn more about Villages products and artisans, and experience international culture through presentations, live music, food and drink.

Sseko Sandal Wrap Party
June 29th 6-8pm
A special guest from Sseko will share stories from Ugandan artisans and the benefits of fair trade. Learn new, creative ways to tie your ssekos and let us pretty up your toes for fun photos to share.


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


Check out the latest fair trade news!

About Us

Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages in Austin!

Just relocated to Burnet Rd! Please visit our new store with more space and lots more parking. We are located in the middle of 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
Alex moved back to Austin from Sydney, Australia in March 2014, after falling in love with Texas on study abroad at UT. She graduated with a Bachelor of International Studies from Sydney University in 2013. Alex was drawn to Ten Thousand Villages for the store's empowering fair trade mission, and joined the team as Volunteer Coordinator in August 2014. She has a background in youth engagement, outreach and volunteerism, and has volunteered with fair trade organizations in Australia since she was a teenager.

Jess
I'm excited to be involved with such an active community that wants to show their love and appreciation for the people of this world through fair trade. Awesome! About myself: As a kid, I lived in England and Zimbabwe and can tell you the words for baby snake (zvenzvana) and cow (mombe) in Shona... but not a whole lot else. I studied art ed at Purdue but ended up as a fine arts major focusing on ceramics before teaching elementary school art at a school for the Deaf in Ghana for two years. I love ripe plantain, travel, and earrings (my weakness...) As a result of the ASL (American Sign Language), I tend to gesture a lot when I talk. I appreciate all things handmade but particularly African art, outsider art, and the funky doodling of small children.

Kitty
Kitty began living in Austin Texas and working as store manager in October 2004, after growing up in Orlando, Florida. She received her B.A. in Interior Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Other education includes coursework in perspective rendering, concept sketching and watercolors. Art and Retail has always been a part of her life and Ten Thousand Villages beautifully combines both. Other interests include, traveling, photography, amateur filmmaking and raising chickens.

Volunteer

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!

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Mission
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

Vision
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, April 29th at 7pm
Saturday, May 16th at 9am
Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm
Volunteer orientations take place in store at 4803 Burnet Road. Please email volunteers.austin@tenthousandvillages.com to RSVP.

We also accept interns in Spring, Summer and Fall in various academic fields. We're currently accepting applications for our Summer Social Media/Marketing and Events Planning internships. Interested applicants can find further details below, and should email volunteers.austin@tenthousandvillages.com with a resume and short cover letter to apply.

Social Media Internship
Events Planning Internship


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Sunday: 11am-5pm