Glen Ellyn, IL

503 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-790-1166
glenellyn@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours

In honor of Independence Day, our store will be closed - Saturday July 4, 2015.

Mon-Wed: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Sands of Time

The desert is an ancient canvas, unchanged by the suns and winds of a million moons. Sculpted stone whispers the wisdom of the ages, earthenware bears skill that transcends generations, marbled patterns mirror swirling sands, creating a collection defined by rugged spirit and refined by artistic legacy.


Our 30th Annual Event!

Don’t miss Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn’s 30th annual - Fair Trade International Craft and Oriental Rug Event - September 16th through 19th.
The event, formerly at the Ewert home, is now at Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn’s store at: 503 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Choose from more than 300 heirloom-quality, hand-knotted rugs made by fairly paid artisans.
They’re beautiful. Handmade. High quality.
And come in all sizes to fit and enhance every room and décor. Bring your colors, fabric swatches, and measurements.

But first: attend their free informative Oriental Rug Seminar and Preview on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30PM!
You’ll learn how Oriental rugs are made and about -The Fair Trade ‘win-win’ Difference.
Explore the world of high quality, fairly traded hand-knotted rugs at Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn’s 30th annual Fair Trade International Craft and Oriental Rug Event.
September 16th through 19th.


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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn, IL

Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn, 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.

Volunteer

Our Volunteers make the difference!

Apply now to join our enthusiastic group of volunteers at the Ten Thousand Villages store in Glen Ellyn. We welcome (need!) volunteers all year round!

Our store is staffed primarily by volunteers. As a nonprofit fair trade organization this allows us to pay a fair wage to our artisans in 38 developing nations.  

Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn has a rotating group of approximately 30 volunteers. They are passionate about our fair trade mission and enjoy talking with customers about our handcrafted products and the artisans who make them.
Please complete a Volunteer application and give it to the staff at the store. You can download an application (see below) or obtain one at the store.
If you have questions about Volunteering please contact our Assistant Manager.

Assistant Manager: Caitlain Tinker
Email:     glenellyn@tenthousandvillages.com
Phone:     630-790-1166

Click here to download a Volunteer Application

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Fall Clearance Sale - September 1, 2015 - September 16, 2015

FALL CLEARANCE SALE
at participating stores through
Wednesday, September 16

fall clearance sale

Now's the perfect time to fall in love
with our jewelry, accessories and
home accents... as we make room for
new fairly traded treasures from
makers around the world!


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid at participating stores until 9/16/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Hours

Store Hours

In honor of Independence Day, our store will be closed - Saturday July 4, 2015.

Mon-Wed: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: CLOSED