Goshen, IN

206 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

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Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen's historic downtown! We have been bringing fair trade to Goshen for almost 40 years. Our beautiful, unique crafts show the difference fair trade makes in the lives of artisans around the world.

Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen is one of a network of nonprofit fair trade retailers in the US and Canada. Our store features handcrafted gift items, personal accessories and home décor from artisans in over 35 countries in developing regions in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. As the world’s oldest fair trade organization, Ten Thousand Villages has worked since 1946 cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their beautiful, unique handmade crafts.

Ten Thousand Villages Goshen

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About Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, IN

Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, IN, 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 65 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.

Ten Thousand Villages has been in Goshen since 1977, one of the earliest established stores in the network. It began as a combined "gift and thrift" shop in the Peddler's Village complex, moved to downtown Main Street for a few years, then relocated to the Depot, just south of the Old Bag Factory, in 1994. In 2008, we returned to Goshen's historic downtown in a beautifully restored storefront. For over 35 years we have offered a fair trade marketplace to connect our customers in Goshen and surrounding communities with skilled and creative artisans around the globe.

We are located at 206 South Main Street, on the east side of the street, a few storefronts south of Washington Street. We're also enjoying participation in First Fridays every month. Come visit us!


Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, IN

As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success. Using volunteers enables us to keep our costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Volunteers work with customers, unpack orders, and serve on our board. We would love to have you join our team!

Two evening classes are held for prospective volunteers (both classes must be attended), to learn more about Ten Thousand Villages and decide if volunteering is right for you. The balance of orientation is held on a one-on-one basis during first shifts in the store. Please call or email the store to find out when the next evening classes are scheduled.

Feel free to call the store at 574-533-8491, or email us at goshen@tenthousandvillages.com, for more information. You can also download our volunteer information and application pack by clicking on the link below. After reading the information, if you would like to apply for a volunteer position with us, return the final page with the application form to the store. We look forward to working with you!

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Upcoming Events

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Community Shopping Event for Mennonite Women USA - November 24, 2014

3-7 pm

Monday evening, November 24, we will host Mennonite Women USA for a Community Shopping Event. 20% of net sales between 3-7 pm will be donated to MW USA to help with their ministries.

The mission of Mennonite Women USA is "to empower women and women’s groups as we nurture our life in Christ through studying the Bible, using our gifts, hearing each other, and engaging in mission and service." Funds raised go directly to the MW USA General Fund, and will be used for seminars, the annual Bible study guide, scholarships, and other denominational resources for women and women’s groups.

Join us this evening. Together we can make a difference both near and far!

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Savings That Sparkle Jewelry Sale - November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

savings that sparkle sale


savings that sparkle sale

From classic keepsakes to bohemian beads,
our selection of styles and colors covers
every girl on your gift list.

Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. At participating stores 11/28/14 and 11/29/14. Check local store for hours and participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts, or on the purchase of gift cards or Traveler’s Finds.

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Community Shopping Event for American Red Cross - December 2, 2014

3-7 pm

On Tuesday, December 2, we will join with Ten Thousand Villages in Mishawaka in a Community Shopping Event for the local chapters of the American Red Cross. That evening, between 3 and 7 pm at our location, 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Red Cross local chapter. No coupons or tickets necessary - just show up and shop. (Sales of gift cards are not included, but all merchandise is, whether regular or sale priced.)

Community Shopping Events are our way to give back to the community, by partnering with local non-profits to help them raise money for their projects and mission. The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. By shopping here, not only do you get awesome, fairly traded handcrafts for yourself or for gifts, you help the Red Cross, and provide income for artisans a world away. It's a win on so many levels!

Mark your calendar today and plan to shop for the Red Cross on December 2. Christmas shopping...personal shopping...stocking up on coffee and chocolate for the holidays...so many opportunities to give! Together we can help both near and far.

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Store Hours for Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, IN

We are located at 206 South Main Street in downtown Goshen. Look for the red awning on the east side of Main Street, just south of the Washington Street intersection.

Regular Hours

Open Monday-Saturday 10-6, Thursday & Friday 10-7.
Also open till 9 pm the first Friday of each month.
Closed Sundays.