About Ten Thousand Villages in Greensboro, NC
Ten Thousand Villages in Greensboro, NC, 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.
Jennifer Daw, Assistant Manager
Most likely to be found? “Playing ‘dress-up’ with the product!”
Favorite product? “Singing bowls”
Most likely to be found when not at work? “Curled up on the couch, wearing one of my scarves , reading a book!”
One reason you love Ten Thousand Villages? “The fact that a retail store can have a positive impact on the global community.”
Country you’ve never been where you want to go next? “Egypt”
Emily Shoemaker, Store Manager
Emily joined our Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro family this summer. She is looking forward to her first Holiday Season with us and invites you to come and meet her and all our wonderful artisan products soon!