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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Enjoy the final fruits of the season al fresco with autumn-painted trees as a brilliant backdrop. Celebrate the harvest with handcrafted coziness in colors that complement nature’s palette.

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.

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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One Day Sale - November 8, 2014

20% off bag sale

Bag Sale

You might know it as our Bag Sale.
20% everything you can fit in a bag (or two or ten or more). But what you really need to know is that it only happens once a year:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8. Don’t miss it!

Artisans have been paid in full. At participating stores only. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other discounts, purchase of gift cards, Oriental rugs or Traveler’s Finds.

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Swannanoa Valley Transitional Housing Shopping Benefit - November 23, 2014

1:00-5:00 PM

A Community Shopping Event on this day when your purchase helps twice as much.

This Sunday, 15% of your purchase at Ten Thousand Villages Montreat benefits SVTHC, which offers safe housing and supportive resources to encourage successful re-entry into society for inmates released from the Swannanoa Valley Correctional Center for Women.

Refreshments will be available as you start your holiday shopping in earnest!

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