Boston, MA

Downtown Crossing, 252 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108
617-372-8743
boston@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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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.

We returned to our normal store hours on Friday, December 26th.

Please note that we will be closing at 5pm on New Year's Eve and closed New Year's Day. We will be open on Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 19th.


About Us

About Our Store

Ten Thousand Villages offers a fair trade source for handmade gift items, home decor, jewelry and personal accessories crafted by skilled artisans around the world.

Our Boston location is right on the Freedom Trail close to Downtown Crossing, the Theatre District and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Visit us soon!


Meet Our Staff


Wendy Ratner - Store Manager

"I like Ten Thousand Villages because it demonstrates that business can always be fair and ethical. Working here allows me to learn about the world every day - whether it's through learning about indigenous materials, traditional craft or empowering disadvantaged groups".

Favorite Item: Baskets from Phontong Handicrafts Cooperative in Laos


Sales Associates

Karen

“I’m so happy to be back in the store after a 7 year hiatus! My two kids are also excited that I’m working in a place that lends itself to buying them fair traded goodies! I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world that come in and am proud to tell them that fair trade is happening here in the United States.”


Cris


Michael


Jennifer


Amy


Volunteer

We welcome you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping us to keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to join our fun-filled volunteer positions - greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and checking orders, assisting with displays and more. We welcome volunteers any time of the year.

Let us know you're interested by filling out an application at our store. You can also call or email us.

"As a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villags I was introduced to the beautiful shesham wood products crafted in India. it feels good to support artisans in another country and learn about their cultural vision through art." -Janell Acharya

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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

25% OFF
SELECT GIFTS MADE
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

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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Hours

Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM