Goshen, IN

206 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526
574-533-8491
goshen@tenthousandvillages.com

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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

About Us

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

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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Hours

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

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


Open Wednesday, December 24 and December 31 from 10 am-2 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day