Lincoln, NE

140 N. 8th St., Suite 125
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-4122
lincoln@tenthousandvillages.com

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

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Come visit us in Lincoln's historic Haymarket!


Welcome to Lincoln's Fair Trade store! Join us in partnering with our community in Lincoln to build a more equitable world. There are lots of ways to get involved! Shop with us! Volunteer! Educate! Entertain!

What happens when I shop Fair Trade?

I improve the livelihoods and well-being of producers by improving market access, strengthening producer organizations, paying a better price and providing continuity in the trading relationship

I promote development opportunities for disadvantaged producers, especially women and marginalized groups and to protect children from exploitation in the production process

I raise awareness among consumers of the negative effects on producers of international trade so that they exercise their purchasing power positively

I set an example of partnership in trade through dialogue, transparency and respect

I campaign for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade

I protect human rights by promoting social justice, sound environmental practices and economic security

Your choices matter. Thank you for supporting Fair Trade!


About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln, NE

Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln, NE, 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.

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 international trade.

Volunteer

Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln, NE

We welcome you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping us to keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to join our fun-filled volunteer positions—greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and checking orders, assisting with displays and operating the cash register. We welcome volunteers any time of the year.

Let us know you’re interested by filling out an application at our store. You can also contact our store for more information.


Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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A Sale to Celebrate Women - February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015

25% OFF
SELECT GIFTS MADE
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

international women's day

Every day, everywhere women go to work, care for their families, build communities and create joy for others. Celebrate the women you treasure and honor the skills of women around the world with these handcrafted gifts.

international women's day

Treat your morning coffee mates. These cinnamon and clove-scented SPICED TRIVETS are crafted by artisans of the UPAVIM cooperative. Sales of their products, made from traditional Guatemalan textiles, provide personal income and fund child care, preschool programs and a community health clinic.

international women's day

Ready for a fancy Friday out or a comfy Saturday in (just like she is!), the DENIM BLUESY SCARF is hand-woven by the Nepali artisans of Manushi, a name that translates to “energetic woman.” The group works to empower rural women with skills that create income opportunities and self-confidence.

international women's day

Spoil her (we won’t tell) with luxurious LIP BUTTER made from pure shea and essential oils. Harvested from trees in northern Ghana, shea nuts are processed by hand into rich moisturizing butter by women living in Ghana’s poorest region, providing them vital income to feed, clothe and educate their families.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 3/8/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/8/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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International Women's Day Celebration! - March 7, 2015

Ten Thousand Villages will be celebrating International Women's Day all day Saturday, March 7. In-store activities will highlight the contributions of women artisans across the globe. Visitors to the store can learn about women artisan groups and the unique products they create by hand. We have activities planned throughout the day!

The Lincoln Handweavers Guild demonstration 10-1

Marcia Claesson and her Amazing Autoharp 11-12

Azraq (music and bellydancing with a Middle Eastern flavor) 12-1:30

Latino Orgulla Mexican dancers at 2:00

Karen Burmese Basket Dancers at 3:00

Singer/Songwriter Sas at 3:30

Food sampling throughout the day featuring Women's Bean Project tasty treats.

Customers can help tie fleece blankets, which will be donated to a Lincoln community organization that supports women.

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Hours

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