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!