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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As we anticipate the first welcome chill of autumn, we invite you to explore a collection that celebrates the nature’s essence in leafy textures, wood accents and organic design. Fill your home with these rustic touches— rooted in nature, crafted with care—as souvenirs of a summer spent in love with the outdoors.

MCC School Kit Collection Project

August 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

See Events Page for details of School Kit Collection.

Children and Friends Community Shopping Benefit

August 17, 2014

1:00-5:00 PM

Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of sales this day to Children and Friends Enrichment Center. Children and Friends is a five star child care facility which has served the families and children of the Swannanoa Valley for 35 years. As a non-profit school they work with families in providing quality early childhood programs, and funds raised will assist parents in financial need to pay fees not covered by subsidized state funding.
Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

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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Facebook Contest "Ready for My Close-Up" Photo contest - August 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Are you ready for your close-up??

How well do you know your favorite Ten Thousand Villages products? What if you get closer? If you are able to quickly and correctly identify the product featured in our thrice weekly extreme close-up photographs posted on Facebook, then you will be entered to win a $30 Ten Thousand Villages gift card (drawing twice )

When you work out what the whole object is that we have posted, artfully concealed or arranged, write it in the comments section under the picture, and the first correct, specific answer, enters our drawing.

Practice seeing things from a different perspective!

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