Philadelphia, PA

Center City, 1122 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-574-2008
philadelphia@tenthousandvillages.com

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Mon-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5

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Satisfy your wanderlust with jewelry and accessories true to a traveler’s heart. Global inspiration plus draped fabrics, earthen textures, and natural motifs create an intrinsically bohemian collection, full of cherished stories richly colored and beautifully embellished.

Ten Thousand Villages helps to preserve crafting traditions passed down through generations, connecting customers with other cultures and their artistic heritage and creating beauty in the world.


 

Outreach Opportunities
Did you know that we do educational events and community outreach? If you are part of a school, church or other organization, contact our store manager about having a special event either at your location or at our store on Walnut Street.  We are happy to work with groups of all sizes; no group is too small.  Email us at manager.philadelphia@tenthousandvillages.com.

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA

Ten Thousand Villages Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, 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.

Ten Thousand Villages Philadelphia opened in July of 2001.

Volunteer

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 more. 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 call or email at philadelphia@tenthousandvillages.com.

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Upcoming Events

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Fair Trade Chain Contest - August 8, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Be a link in a Fair Trade Chain!

Stop by the store any time until August 31 and fill out a paper chain link with the reasons why you shop fair trade. If you do, you'll be entered into a drawing* to win some fabulous door prizes: a collection of blue and white ceramic containers or a beautiful serving set. No purchase necessary; just ask a sales associate for details.

*Drawing will be held on September 1. Winners will be announced by September 7. Entrants must be available to pick up prizes in person.

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School Kits Collection - August 8, 2015 - September 30, 2015

School Kits!

We are once again collecting school kits for Mennonite Central Committee now through the end of September. These kits will primarily go out to children in refugee camps, where access to a stable education can be difficult and things as simple as a notebook or set of pencils can make a big difference. If you would like to donate a kit, please bring in the following to our store at 1122 Walnut Street:

4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in and 70 sheets)

8 unsharpened pencils 1 ruler (flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in)

12 colored pencils (in packaging)

1 large pencil eraser

*Please visit MCC’s website or ask a sales associate for more details.

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Fair Trade Yourself Back to School - August 29, 2015

Attention all students, parents and teachers: join us this Saturday to find out how you can Fair Trade Yourself Back to School! Learn about our outreach and education programs, how your school can join a fair trade network or just stop by for some refreshments and a little back-to-school shopping. It all happens from noon until 5:00 PM, August 29, at 1122 Walnut Street.

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