Fredericksburg, VA

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

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Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Safe Harbors

From ports of call around the world to the safe harbor of your home, these gifts and accents celebrate the docks and wharves — the spaces where the work is done. Inspired by rope and riggings, wood weathered by winds and waves, storied crafts anchor this seaworthy style.

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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Donate Gently Used Jewelry, handbags and scarves for Empowerhouse - February 13, 2015 - March 8, 2015

Doing some spring cleaning? Bring your gently used jewelry, handbags and scarves to Ten Thousand Villages to be donated to the women of Empowerhouse. You are helping women directly in the Fredericksburg area. Or better yet buy something new at our store to donate to these women who are struggling to rebuild their lives. Thank you!

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A Sale to Celebrate Women - February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015

25% OFF
SELECT GIFTS MADE
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

international women's day

Every day, everywhere women go to work, care for their families, build communities and create joy for others. Celebrate the women you treasure and honor the skills of women around the world with these handcrafted gifts.

international women's day

Treat your morning coffee mates. These cinnamon and clove-scented SPICED TRIVETS are crafted by artisans of the UPAVIM cooperative. Sales of their products, made from traditional Guatemalan textiles, provide personal income and fund child care, preschool programs and a community health clinic.

international women's day

Ready for a fancy Friday out or a comfy Saturday in (just like she is!), the DENIM BLUESY SCARF is hand-woven by the Nepali artisans of Manushi, a name that translates to “energetic woman.” The group works to empower rural women with skills that create income opportunities and self-confidence.

international women's day

Spoil her (we won’t tell) with luxurious LIP BUTTER made from pure shea and essential oils. Harvested from trees in northern Ghana, shea nuts are processed by hand into rich moisturizing butter by women living in Ghana’s poorest region, providing them vital income to feed, clothe and educate their families.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 3/8/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/8/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Community Shopping Benefit for Empowerhouse - March 8, 2015

12-3pm

In Honor of International Women's Day, 15% of your purchases on Sunday March 8 from 12-3 will be donated to Empowerhouse. Empowerhouse works directly with victims of domestic violence in our area, empowering them to begin new lives.

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Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM