Evanston, IL

719 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
847-733-8258
evanston@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm
Sunday: 12pm—5pm

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Jewelry and accessories create a caravan of adventure to stretch across the summer. Necklaces and bracelets crafted of treasures found — from recycled glass to telephone wire. Clutches and totes weave intriguing tales. Chart new roads to explore … wander somewhere wonderful.

The Evanston store WILL BE CLOSED Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Have you seen our Volunteer Picks?
Volunteers feel a personal connection to items in our store and have selected a few favorites to showcase. Come in today and learn about these artisan-made products and why they are special. As always, our volunteers are ready to help you shop, and find YOUR FAVORITES.

Join Our Birthday Club!
Fill out a Birthday Club Card in our store – and we will honor you with a 15% discount during your birth month.

Spread the word! Like us on the Ten Thousand Villages Evanston Facebook page and follow us on Twitter/TTVEvanston.

For information about Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston, please call 847-733-8258 or e-mail evanston@tenthousandvillages.com.


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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston, IL

Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston, IL, 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.

The story of Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston is one of rapid growth. We began in May 1997, with 1400 square feet and two full-time managers. Today we have TWICE the floor space, 5 full time employees, and more than 80 volunteers! In the past fifteen years, our sales of fair trade goods have TRIPLED, making us one of the LARGEST Ten Thousand Villages stores in the country and translating into vital fair income for hundreds of disadvantaged artisans around the world.

Come in today and explore our world of fabulous fair trade treasures. New items arrive every week. In addition to unique home decor, jewelry and personal accessories, we also carry musical instruments, handmade greeting cards, soaps, fair trade coffee, chocolate, baking mixes and MUCH MORE. Our knowledgeable volunteers will gladly help you choose a perfect gift for everyone on your list - and a treat for yourself. You will enjoy a unique shopping experience which in turn will help an artisan family earn a living. What a happy combination!

Stay connected by following us on Facebook or visit the events page often. To learn more about local fair trade, go to www.chicagofairtrade.org.

Volunteer

Join Our Village of Volunteers!

Ten Thousand Village’s Mission is to provide vital, fair wage income for people in the developing world by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories. The dedication of our volunteer corps is key to our success in offering excellent customer service and in creating economic opportunities for artisans worldwide. Our volunteers help make the connection between these artisans and buyers in North America. In order to keep costs to our customers down, we utilize the services of about 70 volunteers monthly.

Volunteer Opportunities at Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston:

  • Sales Associate – Click here for description
  • Committee Member – Retail Excellence Committee, Marketing Committee and Volunteer Committee
  • Community Outreach Volunteer – Share information about Ten Thousand Villages with community groups

If you'd like to join this fun group of people, email volunteer coordinator Cheryl Nester-Detweiler for more information, or stop by the store for an application.

Volunteer and Staff Book Group will resume in the fall.


Current volunteers: Click here to log on to the VicNet self scheduling tool.

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Hours

Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm
Sunday: 12pm—5pm