Fredericksburg, VA

The Village at Towne Centre, One Towne Centre Blvd., Suite 5750
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-479-3090
fredericksburg@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours.

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Tangled Vines

This is summer's turning point: the moment we give in to our gardens and let beautiful mayhem unfold. Make a tropical escape and bold statement of style with home accents that indulge in the exotic – butterflies, insects, flora, fauna, and bright hues against mysterious darkness.


On Thursday, March 26, we will be closed from 10 am until 2pm due to our Inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience.

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Fredericksburg, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Fredericksburg, VA, 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.

 

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day 2010, Ten Thousand Villages in Fredericksburg was presented with The Living Green Award from The Rappahannock Group of the Sierra Club for outstanding earth friendly practices.

Ten Thousand Villages in Fredericksburg opened in Central Park in October 2007, then moved to it's current location in The Village at Towne Centre in October 2012.

Volunteer

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.

What Our Volunteers Say


"When I retired a few years ago, I wanted to get involved with a project that makes a difference in someone's life. Ten Thousand Villages fits the bill perfectly!" - Betsy, volunteer since 2008

"I enjoy meeting people and I find volunteering here gives me the chance to meet very interesting people with interests worldwide. I figure I'm never too old to learn more about this great world we live in!" - Heather, volunteer since 2009

"I volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages because I believe in the mission of fair trade which provides a living wage to artisans in developing countries, and a bonus has been that I love the people that I have met through volunteering." - Linda, volunteer since 2009

"It is my great hope that by giving some of my time and money to support craftspeople in developing countries, they will be encouraged and lifted out of severe poverty." - Nancy, volunteer since 2007

"I've had the opportunity to travel in a number of developing countries and I always fell for the local crafts. The workmanship always impressed me and I was amazed at the creative use of recycled materials. When I discovered the Ten Thousand Villages in Fredericksburg and realized that the store was part of a not for profit organization that practices fair trade, I knew I'd found a perfect volunteer niche. I signed on immediately!" - Susan, volunteer since 2007

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Greeting Card Drive - July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

10am-9:30pm

In honor of "Cheer Up the Lonely Day" , we are accepting donations of unused Greeting cards such as Birthday, Get Well and All Occasion cards. These will be used to send to home bound seniors in our area through the senior Visitors Program. You can also come in and sign a card to be sent to one of the seniors in the program. We also sell lovely handmade cards you can buy for someone who needs some cheer!

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Table Linen Sale - July 15, 2015 - July 31, 2015

TABLE LINEN SALE
25% OFF
TABLECLOTHS
BUY 3 NAPKINS, NAPKIN RINGS OR
PLACEMATS, GET THE 4TH FREE
AT PARTICIPATING STORES
— WED, JULY 15 through FRI, JULY 31 —

table linen sale

Beautiful blockprints and exquisite embroidery
in colors and patterns to suit every décor
and every one handcrafted and fairly traded.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 7/31/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/31/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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School Kit Supplies Drive - August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Make a difference in the lives of children overseas who cannot afford even the most basic of school supplies by donating any of these items at our store in August. They will be put in handmade cloth bags so that each child has what they need to succeed! Thank you in advance for your donations of:

4 spiral notebooks -70 sheets
8 unsharpened pencils
1 ruler (Flat flexible plastic with cm and inches
12 colored pencils in package
1 large pencil eraser

125,513 school kits were shipped last year to Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Lebanon, Burundi, Ukraine, Haiti, Russia, North Korea, U.S., Serbia and El Salvador through Mennonite Central Committee.

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Why I Shop Fair Trade Event - August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Stop by the store any time in August and add to our paper chain the reason you shop fair trade and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Ten Thousand Villages gift card!  

Thank you for shopping Fair Trade!

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Saving Summer Sale - August 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015

40% OFF
select jewelry
and accessories*
AUGUST 3—14

saving summer sale

We're celebrating the last wonderful weeks of this fun-in-the-sun season with hot deals on jewelry and accessories. Seize the day... grab that look you love!

*Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/5/15 and at participating stores until 8/14/15.

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Human Trafficking Presentation - August 9, 2015

Kathy Lewis from Central VA Justice Institute will talk about Human trafficking in Fredericksburg. What is happening and how can you prevent it? 

August 9, 2pm

Please RSVP  to 540-479-3090

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Shopping Benefit for the Central VA Justice Initiative - August 9, 2015

Shop for a cause from 12-4pm!  

Your shopping not only benefits our artisans, but also the Cental VA Justice Initiative, as we willl donate 15% of sales to this non-profit who works to prevent and stop human trafficking in our area.  Come by and learn more about what they do and how you can protect your family.

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Hours

Store Hours.

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM