Cambridge, MA

Central Square, 694 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 11/27

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

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‘Tis the Reason

What’s the reason? There is a person behind every Ten Thousand Villages product, and that person is the reason behind everything we do. In the season of peace and good will, choose a gift that embraces the human element—choose Ten Thousand Villages.

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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25% OFF Holiday Tabletop Sale - November 17, 2014 - November 24, 2014

holiday tabletop sale


holiday tabletop sale

It’s the table’s turn to get dressed to the nines,
with candles that sparkle, a tray that shines… plus much more holiday home finery
on sale, just in time!

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 11/24/14. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Savings That Sparkle Jewelry Sale - November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

savings that sparkle sale


savings that sparkle sale

From classic keepsakes to bohemian beads,
our selection of styles and colors covers
every girl on your gift list.

Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. At participating stores 11/28/14 and 11/29/14. Check local store for hours and participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts, or on the purchase of gift cards or Traveler’s Finds.

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Tunefoolery Fun! - December 7, 2014


Tunefoolery is a Cambridge/Boston, MA based organization comprised and run by people receiving mental health services that play and perform music as a way towards healing and recovery. Tunefoolery has proven itself for 20 years as a profoundly significant model of recovery and empowerment.

Shop with us on Sunday, December 7 when will be donating 10% of our sales to this remarkable and unique organization! Every purchase makes a difference and will receive a FREE Gift as our way of saying Thank You!

Music can serve as a common denominator by bridging the gap between people, whatever their mental status. Tunefoolery musicians have learned that they can re-connect with their dreams, overcome obstacles, access their potential, and be productive, creative members of society.

Some of these amazing musicians will be playing, between 2 and 4 PM, and as loyal patrons of Ten Thousand Villages, you are invited to join us for a private event form 6-7pm with a presentation, more music and great holiday shopping. Enjoy treats made with tasty mixes from Women’s Bean Project and hot chocolate and coffee from Equal Exchange!

This event will take place at the following Ten Thousand Villages locations:

Downtown Crossing, 252 Washington St, Boson, MA
Phone: 617-372-8743

Central Square, 694 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-876-2414

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Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 11/27

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm