Glen Ellyn, IL

503 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Store Hours

Open Sundays from 12 p.m to 4p.m beginning October 5, 2014.

Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Fri-Sat: 10-6
Sunday: Closed

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« October 2014 »



Enjoy the final fruits of the season al fresco with autumn-painted trees as a brilliant backdrop. Celebrate the harvest with handcrafted coziness in colors that complement nature’s palette.

After 28 wonderful years at the Ewerts’ Wheaton home, we are excited to announce that this year our annual fair trade Oriental Rug Event will be held in our downtown Glen Ellyn store! We will have 300 beautiful hand-knotted on display at our 503 Pennsylvania Ave store. So mark your calendars for November 20-22 and join us for this exciting event!
Stay tuned for more details!

Shopping Nights
Step 1: Contact our store manager for available Community Shopping Event dates. Community shopping events are held on weekday evenings for a 3-4 hour period.
Step 2: Complete the Community Shopping Event Contract.
Step 3: We both are responsible for providing publicity. Please - send out emails, post on social media, pass out flyers, tell all family, friends, neighbors, any and all stakeholders about it.
Step 4: Come the evening of your Community Shopping Event and shop, shop, shop!
Step 5: Receive a check for 15% of the eligible sales from event for your organization. Simple, easy and fun!
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Outreach Opportunities Did you know that we do educational events and community outreach? If you are part of a school, church or other organization, contact our store manager about having a special event either at your location or at our store. We are happy to work with groups of all sizes; no group is too small. Email us a:

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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.


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: Elaina Penney
Phone:     630-790-1166

Click here to download a Volunteer Application

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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2014 - Annual Oriental Rug Event! - November 20, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Join us as our store hosts the Annual Oriental Rug Event featuring a collection of over 300 heirloom-quality Oriental rugs hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan. These exquisite rugs will accent any home décor with rich colors and intricate designs.

Rug Event Location:
503 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Rug Event Hours:
Thursday 9-8, Friday 9–8, and Saturday 9–8.
For a sneak peek at the various Oriental Rugs from Pakistan, visit: Are you interested in how these Oriental rugs are made? We invite you to watch our Introduction to Oriental Rugs Video

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Store Hours

Open Sundays from 12 p.m to 4p.m beginning October 5, 2014.

Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Fri-Sat: 10-6
Sunday: Closed