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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Harvest

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.

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 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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CSE Benefiting Partners in Health - October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, join us as we partner with Partners in Health for a Community Shopping Event, and 15% of your purchase* will be donated directly to this great organization.

Unable to make it into our store on this day? This benefit event will take place at several other Ten Thousand Villages locations, as well as through our online store at tenthousandvillages.com Check your local Ten Thousand Villages store to see if they are participating!

Believing access to health care is a universal human right, Partners in Health has spent the last twenty-seven years working in some of the poorest areas of the world. By providing logistical support and medical personnel to local organizations on the ground, they can deliver long-term care to those who most need it, as well as help during acute medical emergencies, such as the recent Ebola outbreak.

To learn more about the work of Partners in Health, please visit their website.

*Excludes the purchase of gift cards.

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CSE Benefiting Women Against Abuse - October 26, 2014

12:00 noon to 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 26, join us for our last October Community Shopping Event to benefit Women Against Abuse. 15% of your purchase on this day will be donated* directly to this great organization.

Women Against Abuse is a Philadelphia-based non-profit agency that provides comprehensive supportive services for victims of domestic violence, including immediate telephone crisis counseling and long-term supportive housing, in a manner that promotes victim safety, autonomy and dignity.

For 36 years, Women Against Abuse has operated Philadelphia's first and only safe haven for victims of domestic violence. WAA's 100-bed safe haven provides immediate safety, security, basic needs and supportive services to approximately 600 women and children each year.

Meet representatives from WAA while you shop, and learn more about how you can help at their website.

*Excludes the purchase of gift cards.

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Mon-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5