Ten Thousand Villages Harper’s Point opened in October 2014 and is located in The Shop’s at Harper’s Point. Ten Thousand Villages Cincinnati is located about 20 minutes south of Ten Thousand Villages Harper’s Point and currently supports approximately 110 families through the sale of artisan products. By opening a second store in Harper’s Point, the hope is that between the two stores we will be able to support 220 artisan families by the year 2020.
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 trade.