Lincoln, NE

140 N. 8th St., Suite 125
Lincoln, NE 68508

Store Hours
Mon-Wed: 10 am - 6 pm
Thu-Sat: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Farmer's Market Season
Mon-Wed: 10 am - 6 pm
Thu-Fri: 10am - 9 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Come help us celebrate our anniversary on Saturday, October 15th! The Lincoln community has given us so much love, support and commitment over the past 35 years and we want to have a day full of events to show our appreciation. We couldn't have helped countless artisans all over the globe without you, so THANK YOU! Please come and have some fun with us.

Schedule of events:

Kyoko Taiko Drummers: 9:30-10:00
Bellajhara Belly Dancers: 10-12
Henna w/ Sam of Hannaya Healing: 9-1
Henna w/ Cameron: 11-3
Screen Prints by Joyce Bingeman: 1:30-3:30-Joyce will be printing special 35th Anniversary T-Shirts for us right here in the store! Bring in your own t-shirt (or purchase one from her for $5), tote bag, apron etc and she'll screen print our special 35th Anniversary design on it.
Nate Clark (singer/songwriter): 2-3
Rebecca of Sweet Minou doing a chocolate making demonstration: 3-4
Azraq Midwest Middle East Project: TBD

We will also have fair trade treats made by our volunteers and board members as well as interactive displays that showcase our rich history in Lincoln. In addition to all the fun activities we'll have special sales going on throughout the day!

Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln was started by a small group of people right here in Lincoln 35 years ago. These people saw a unique opportunity to affect change in alleviating poverty on a global scale, specifically with marginalized people in developing nations. They started very small, by purchasing fair trade handicrafts and selling them in their church basement. As they were able to purchase more and more, they realized they could think even bigger and start a store to support these artisan makers all over the globe! They eventually opened a store front and kept on growing into the nonprofit, fair trade store we are today. We are our own nonprofit organization, with our own board of directors and a large pool of committed volunteers!


Fundraising Opportunities For Your Organization!

Do you belong to a church, organization or community group that loves fair trade and is also looking for unique ways to fundraise? Contact us about our fundraising opportunities through Offsite Sales and in store Community Shopping Events!

Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Jackie for more information: