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!


World Fair Trade Day!

May 9

9 AM-9 PM

Be An Agent for Change!

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day with Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln.

Exciting cultural performances and activities both inside and outside the store

9:30 – 11:00 Azraq (Middle Eastern music accompanied by belly dancers)
11:00 Orgullo Latino Dancers
11:30 Summer playing the Chinese guqin
12:00 Karen Culture Group (traditional dances and music)
1:00 Less Talk More Polka (foot-tapping music)

In – store activities:
• Henna by Megan 9:00–2:00
•Tarot Card Readings by Rowshan 11:30-3:00 & 5:30-8:00
•Lyn Seiser talking about Equal Exchange products and producers 10:00-11:00
•“Go” game demonstrations 11:00-2:00
•Activities for children, including a “Secret Agent” scavenger hunt and fair trade fortunes
•Food and coffee sampling


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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Shop to help the people of Nepal - May 29, 2015

help nepal

10% of all today’s sales
at Ten Thousand Villages*

will be donated to Mennonite Central Committee as it continues to provide direct emergency relief to areas affected by the recent earthquakes.

*Online and at participating stores

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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