Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: Closed

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Located in Harrisonburg, Va, a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from across the globe.

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Shoe Collection is Ongoing
We continue to support Well of Hope International, a non-profit organization in Kiserian, Kenya, by sending shoes. The sale of these shoes provides funds to purchase land and homes, providing secure shelter for the widows and their children. Bring us your new or gently worn shoes any time.

Fair Trade from Nicaragua to Harrisonburg
The Gonzales-Miller family, along with their neighbors, run a 20 acre coffee farm in the hills above Nicaragua. They grow, pulp, wash, dry, pack, and ship the beans to Harrisonburg where they are roasted locally in small quantities. When the family delivers the coffee to the store, the aroma of the freshly roasted coffee fills the air. Sample this great coffee with an even greater purpose. Available in medium and dark roasts - ground and bean.

Kenyan Jewelry
Another artisan to store product is our beautiful collection of brass and glass bead jewelry from recently widowed Suzzie Prudence. Our store manager met Suzzie on her recent trip to Kenya and she felt that Suzzie's designs would add to our jewelry collection. Check out her beautiful and unique designs. Your support will allow us to order more from her collection.


Please consider being one of our volunteers. As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping keep our overhead costs low, which allows us to purchase more from our artisans.

Thank you for considering this exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity!



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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA, 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.

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 it's present location at 181 S. Main Street in Downtown Harrisonburg.

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."


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.

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

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.

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Table Linen Sale! - July 14, 2014 - July 28, 2014

JULY 14-28



Table Linen Sale

Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. Not valid with other discounts. At participating stores only.

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Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: Closed