Cambridge, MA

Central Square, 694 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Business Hours

We will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 5

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

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Within these bright garden walls, calculated arcs and angles give a measure of grace. Color is sown with symmetry and patterns. Greens are curbed to paths and plants bloom on command. Refine your style with these home accents, deliberately designed and carefully crafted.

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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Spring Gifts Sale - March 27, 2015 - April 5, 2015

25% OFF
select Easter gifts
FRI, MAR 27 — SUN, APR 5

spring gifts sale

From creative crosses to basket stuffers,
there’s something for everybunny!

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 4/5/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/5/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Homeless Empowerment Project - April 18, 2015

12pm - 5pm

The Homeless Empowerment Project is a non-profit organization in Cambridge that publishes Spare Change News. This publication - one of the world's first street newspapers - focuses on local poverty, homelessness, and other related issues.

On Saturday, April 18 from 12-5pm we will be donating 10% of our sales to this outstanding and much needed organization. Every purchase makes a difference!

Spare Change offers both voice and opportunity to persons experiencing homelessness and other forms of economic disadvantage. In addition to the advocacy enacted by content of the paper, they offer social and economic opportunities in the form of self-employment, skill development, and peer support.

For more information please visit

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NOCC Fundraiser - April 24, 2015

3pm - 5pm

The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.

Please join us on Friday, April 24 from 3-7pm when 10% of our sales will be donated to the Massachusetts Chapter of this phenomenal organization.

More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. That is why it is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community.

For more information please visit

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The Work Force Fundraiser - April 26, 2015

12pm - 5pm

Join us in support of The Work Force, a Cambridge Housing Authority Youth Program.

On Sunday, April 26, we will be donating 10% of our sales to this outstanding organization whose mission is to foster the personal and professional growth of teens in public housing by helping them to gain the competencies they need – at home, school and work – to create their own pathways to educational and economic success.

Founded in 1984, The Work Force is a comprehensive after-school educational enrichment and work-readiness program for low-income teens in Cambridge public housing. Nearly 95% of participants enroll in college or a technical program upon completion. Over 90% are currently pursuing higher education and/or are employed. And, two-thirds of participants who completed the program four or more years ago are no longer living in public housing!

This event will take place during regular business hours at Ten Thousand Villages in:
Cambridge - 694 Mass Ave - (617) 876-2414
Boston - 252 Washington St - (617) 372-8743

Please stay tuned for details and visit the following for more information about Cambridge Housing Authority and The Work Force:

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Business Hours

We will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 5

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