From ports of call around the world to the safe harbor of your home, these gifts and accents celebrate the docks and wharves — the spaces where the work is done. Inspired by rope and riggings, wood weathered by winds and waves, storied crafts anchor this seaworthy style.
NOW HIRING: ASSISTANT MANAGER
We have recently created the position of Assistant Manager and will be accepting applications FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 16. This position is for 32 HOURS/WEEK and will be involved with daily operations, overseeing media presence, planning special store events and promoting Ten Thousand Villages through presentations and other opportunities in the community. Position begins APRIL 1, 2015.
To apply: please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to :
email@example.com, or mail to
Valerie Weaver, Executive Director
Ten Thousand Villages
181 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
SAVE THE DATE: Our ANNUAL ORIENTAL RUG EVENT is happening MARCH 18-21, 2015!
Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. , Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Harrisonburg Annual Oriental Rug Event, March 18-21, 2015.
This exciting event features over 300 handknotted rugs, from 2'x3's to 10'x14's. These rugs are all made by fairly paid adults in Pakistani artisan group, Bunyaad Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg hosts this special event once a year to bring these high quality, fairly traded rugs to our community. It's an event not to miss as these fairly traded rugs represent a win-win situation for all.
INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTAL RUG EVENING
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 AT 7 P.M.
Spend an evening learning more about how Oriental rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes and hear how fair trade works to produce high quality while still offering competitive prices for the North American consumer. Please RSVP, if you plan to attend by calling 540-442-1010.
Valerie, our store manager, visited Kiserian, Kenya, this past August!
During her trip, she worked with Well of Hope International, an organization dedicated to helping widows and orphans continue to happily and healthily live their lives after the loss of loved ones.
Valerie also became friends with a Kenyan widow named Suzzie Prudence, who makes beautiful, handmade jewelry. Suzzie's unique accessories are made out of brass, glass and ceramic beads and are sold exclusively at our store, so don't miss out!"
Suzzie Prudence, Valerie's friend from Kenya who makes beautiful jewelry made out of brass, glass and ceramic beads.
As always, we are still collecting new or gently worn shoes for the Well of Hope International Shoe Drive. The sale of these shoes in Kenya provides funds to purchase land and homes, providing secure shelter for widows and their children.
Shoes collected for Well of Hope International.