About Ten Thousand Villages Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA
What is a Community Shopping Event?
Community Shopping Events with Ten Thousand Villages are an easy and fun way for local nonprofits to raise funds, awareness, and support another great cause at the same time! During a Community Shopping Event, local nonprofits invite their volunteers, patrons, and the public to shop at our fair trade store that supports disadvantaged artisans in developing countries, and 15% of those purchases go back to the partnering nonprofit. Check out our Calendar to find out how you can support a local cause and Fair Trade while being able to shop for all those special events both in your life, your friends, and families. We hope to see you at one of these special events!
Ten Thousand Villages Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA, 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.
Since 2008, Ten Thousand Villages has been named one of World’s Most Ethical Companies annually by the Ethisphere Institute.
The Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics think-tank, began publishing WME rankings in 2007, evaluating hundreds of companies through in-depth research and multi-step analysis.
The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
“A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and Ten Thousand Villages recognizes the important role corporate responsibility plays in improving its bottom line,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. “As more and more organizations strive for this honor each year, Ten Thousand Village’s inclusion as a World’s Most Ethical Company for 2012 demonstrates its industry-leading commitment to ethics and dedication to integrity.”
Read more about The World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking.
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