Montreat, NC

Moore Center, 303 Lookout Road (P.O. Box 213)
Montreat, NC 28757

Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm
Sunday: 1pm—4pm

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« September 2014 »



This jewelry and accessories collection shines where unexpected materials meet and colors combine. Get cozy with coincidence in warm and woolen fabrics and scarves that are slubbed with twists of fate. Follow a road striped and straight, or take a turn on paisley’s swirling fortunes. Wrapped in pattern, wrought by hand, writ with luck, this collection is destined with design.

MCC School Kit Collection Project

August 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

See Events Page for details of School Kit Collection.

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat, NC

Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat, N.C., first opened in 1983 as a seasonal Fair Trade store.  Since then, we have expanded our store, our outreach and educational activities, and our scope of operation to a year-round store. 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.

In addition to providing Fair Trade products, Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat works with and supports local non-profit community groups with events and fund-raisers.  For more information, please contact the store at 828-669-1406 or by email:

Samples of our Fair Trade coffee and tea are available every day in the store, along with world music selections from Putumayo.  


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.

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MCC School Kit Collection Project - August 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

Ten Thousand Villages Montreat, in conjunction with the Mennonite Central Committee, is collecting School Kits for refugee and displaced children in developing countries. School kits are the Committee’s most-requested item. Notebooks and pencils become treasures to families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits also are given to refugee and displaced children, helping students and teachers to add some normalcy to disrupted lives. The kits are frequently requested after disasters. MCC sends school kits to places including Afghanistan, Jordan and Kenya.

To prepare a School Kit, please include the following items in a flat bag or a ziplock bag:
• 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in and 70 sheets)
• 4 unsharpened pencils
• 1 ruler(flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in)
• 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
• 1 large pencil eraser

School Kits can be dropped off at the Montreat Ten Thousand Villages during store hours from August 1 through September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

Donors will receive a 25% discount off one non-sale item at the time the School Kit is dropped off at Ten Thousand Villages.

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Chotoberfest - October 4, 2014

10:00 am-6:00pm

A Festival of Chocolate Back by popular demand, our October Chocolate Festival of indulgence. We will start the day (10-12) with mini cups of hot chocolate with whipped cream, moving on to chocolate chunk Women's Bean Project brownies from 1-4.or whilst supplies last. We will sample Divine and Equal Exchange chocolate throughout the day.

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Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 10am—6pm
Sunday: 1pm—4pm