Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-442-1010
harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com

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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)

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Give handcrafted gifts from the heart this Valentine’s Day. From keepsake jewelry to candles and cards, there is something special for everyone you love.


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.



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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA, carries 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 about 80 non-profit Ten Thousand Villages stores specializing in Fair Trade retail.

This store started with the dream of two local women who became determined to begin a fair trade store in this area after a visit to the Ephrata, PA flagship store. In 1993 they organized a local group and raise the money in a six week time period to begin our store. At first, the store was named "International Impressions" and was located in a strip mall behind Harrisonburg's Valley Mall. From there, the store moved to the Shenandoah Farmer's Market and later to the Dayton Farmer's Market where it remained for fourteen years and took on the name "Ten Thousand Villages." In 2011, our store moved to its present location at 181 S. Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg.

What We Carry

In the store, we carry products made by artisans who hold a partnership with Ten Thousand Villages, and also products made by artisans and groups with personal relationships to our store or other Fair Trade suppliers. Customers visit our store when in search of jewelry, home decor products, gifts, coffee, chocolate, and more.

About Our Store

Ten Thousand Villages Harrisonburg is made up of paid staff members, a handful of committed and passionate volunteers, and a nine member board of directors. We were voted 'Best Downtown Shop' by Daily News Record readers in 'Best of the Valley 2014' and were award recipients of 'Best of Virginia 2014'.

We love running our store in the heart of the Friendly City and are always looking for more ways to become involved with the Harrisonburg community. If your school, club, organization or business is interested in partnering with us for a Community Shopping Event, a specific speaking engagement, or any other kind of local activity, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at outreach.harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com.


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Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

How do Volunteers Support the Mission of Ten Thousand Villages?
Enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are a vital part of Ten Thousand Villages.  Volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the handicrafts and the people who make them so they can serve as advocates for the artisans, sharing their stories with customers.

Benefits of Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages:
*Be a part of the worldwide growth of fair trade.
*Help promote justice internationally.
*Meet people with similar interests.
*Learn about our crafts from around the world and the people who made them.
*Develop new skills and talents.
*Have FUN while helping others.

Interested in Applying?

The application process includes a brief application form and an interview.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.  Training is fun and informative.  Most volunteers work a minimum of two 4-hour shifts per month.

To become a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages, contact:
Kara Miller - Volunteer Coordinator
phone: 540-442-1010
email: harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com

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Christmas Ornament Sale - January 22, 2015 - January 31, 2015

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SALE
75% OFF
all remaining Christmas ornaments
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
Note: Artisans have been paid in full for all discounted items.

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ANNUAL ORIENTAL RUG EVENT! - March 18, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Bunyaad rugs

Join us Wednesday 10–7, Thursday 10–8, Friday 10–7 and Saturday 10–6 for our Annual Oriental Rug Event, featuring over 300 handknotted rugs all made by fairly paid adults, from 2'x3's to 10'x14's.

Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg hosts this special event once a year to bring these high quality, fairly traded hand-knotted rugs to their 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

counting rug knots

Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm

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

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INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTAL RUG EVENING - March 19, 2015

7:00 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

For more on our Annual Oriental Rug Event, visit: http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/event/rug-event-harrisonburg-va/

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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm (SPECIFIC MONTHS ONLY)