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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Roots

As we anticipate the first welcome chill of autumn, we invite you to explore a collection that celebrates the nature’s essence in leafy textures, wood accents and organic design. Fill your home with these rustic touches— rooted in nature, crafted with care—as souvenirs of a summer spent in love with the outdoors.

Stop by on your walk of the Freedom Trail on July 4! We will be open normal store hours this Friday from 10AM to 7PM.

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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Put A Bowl On It Sale - August 21, 2014

TODAY ONLY | AUGUST 21
PUT A BOWL ON IT SALE

20–40% OFF SELECT
HANDCRAFTED BOWLS

PUT A BOWL ON IT SALE

Every table needs a topper. Snack, serve and show off tasty treats and natural treasures with the most unique dishes around.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid at participating stores on select merchandise on 8/21/14 only. Not valid with other discounts.

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Hours

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