Cambridge, MA

Central Square, 694 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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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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Plant and Garden Sale - April 17, 2015 - April 27, 2015

25% OFF
FRI, APR 17 — MON, APR 27

spring gifts sale

Bring spring to life with a magical miniature garden and more—from enchanting chimes to bewitching birdhouses.

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 4/27/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/27/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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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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Help Charlene Reach Her Fundraising Finish Line! - May 3, 2015


Marathon Monday has come and gone...
BUT you can still support those who crossed the finish line! Like Charlene Chow, one of our passionate and highly driven Volunteers here at Ten Thousand Villages in Cambridge who ran in that 119th Boston Marathon!

On Sunday, May 3, we will be donating 10% of our sales to the American Liver Foundation to help Charlene finish her Marathon Run Fundraising efforts. Please join us and we will Thank You with a FREE Gift for your purchase (while supplies last)! For more information, please visit:

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