Philadelphia, PA

Center City, 1122 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Store Hours

Mon-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5

We will be CLOSED November 27 for Thanksgiving.

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‘Tis the Reason

What’s the reason? There is a person behind every Ten Thousand Villages product, and that person is the reason behind everything we do. In the season of peace and good will, choose a gift that embraces the human element—choose Ten Thousand Villages.

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.


Ten Thousand Villages Awarded Ethisphere Award for Seventh Consecutive Year
We are pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, Ten Thousand Villages has been recognized as one of the world's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere recognizes companies that go beyond making statements about doing business 'ethically' to translate those words into action. The winners of the World's Most Ethical Companies are standouts who demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries.

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

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.


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

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Bundle and Save Sale! - October 20, 2014 - December 27, 2014

Our "Bundle and Save" Sale continues on a few select special home décor items.

Through December 27, enjoy...
25% off when you buy 2 or more Palewa Arrival Candleholders (2 sizes available);
35% off when you buy 2 or more Burma Teak Stone Guinea Hen sculptures;
and 35% off when you buy the Lombok Lamp Base and Burlap Lamp Shade (or two bases, or two shades).*

See our facebook page for details. *Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer valid while supply lasts.

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25% OFF Holiday Tabletop Sale - November 17, 2014 - November 24, 2014

holiday tabletop sale


holiday tabletop sale

It’s the table’s turn to get dressed to the nines,
with candles that sparkle, a tray that shines… plus much more holiday home finery
on sale, just in time!

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 11/24/14. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Savings That Sparkle Jewelry Sale - November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

savings that sparkle sale


savings that sparkle sale

From classic keepsakes to bohemian beads,
our selection of styles and colors covers
every girl on your gift list.

Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. At participating stores 11/28/14 and 11/29/14. Check local store for hours and participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts, or on the purchase of gift cards or Traveler’s Finds.

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Shop to Benefit Physicians for Social Responsibility - November 30, 2014

12:00 noon to 5:00 PM

SAVE YOUR BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING FOR TODAY, AND MAKE AN EVEN GREATER IMPACT! Join us today for a Community Shopping Event as we partner with Physicians for Social Responsibility. 15% of all sales from 12 noon to 5:00 PM will be donated to this organization.*

"Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise to:
•  Prevent nuclear war and proliferation;
•  Reverse our trajectory towards climate change;
•  Protect the public and our environment from toxic chemicals;
•  Eliminate the use of nuclear power."

Learn more at

*Does not apply to the purchase of gift cards.

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Store Hours

Mon-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5

We will be CLOSED November 27 for Thanksgiving.