Cambridge, MA

Central Square, 694 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

We will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

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Whether from your backyard garden or a roadside stand, homegrown goodness deserves to be served with care. Give those local ingredients global flavor, then present them in handcrafted style.


Join the oldest and largest fair trade retail network in North America. Ten Thousand Villages in Cambridge is seeking an individual with retail experience, a commitment to our mission, and excellent organizational and communication skills to fill our Seasonal Part-Time Sales Associate position.

For a detailed job description visit the Careers page. To submit your resume call the store at 617-876-2414 or visit us in person.

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Cambridge, MA

Ten Thousand Villages in Cambridge, MA, 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.


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 operating the cash register. 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 contact our store for more information.

Contact Gia or Kate at 617-876-2414, or e-mail

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Fall Decor Sale - October 5, 2015 - October 19, 2015


October 5-19

25% OFF

handcrafted pillows, lamps, throws & baskets

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores until 10/19/15 and online until 11:59 ET on 10/19/15. Check local store for participation.

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Shop for a Cause - October 16, 2015

will be donated to Catholic Relief Services' Fair Trade Fund. CRS and Ten Thousand Villages work together to improve the lives and work of artisans in developing countries.

To participate, just mention Catholic Relief Services at checkout.

*as designated by customers

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October Savings Extravaganza! - October 17, 2015

ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, Oct 17

Not only will you get 25% OFF Pillows, Lamps, Throws and Baskets.
EVERYTHING ELSE in the store will be 15% OFF!

(Cambridge only – Offer not valid on Clearance items)

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Business Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm