Philadelphia, PA

Center City, 1122 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Store Hours

CLOSED Easter Sunday, April 5

Mon-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5

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Within these bright garden walls, calculated arcs and angles give a measure of grace. Color is sown with symmetry and patterns. Greens are curbed to paths and plants bloom on command. Refine your style with these home accents, deliberately designed and carefully crafted.

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.

April Hygiene Kit Collection

April 1-30

This month, we invite you to join us as we collect material and monetary donations for hygiene kits in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee.

Keeping clean is an important part of remaining healthy, but families who have fled their homes because of disaster or war often struggle to afford these necessary supplies. Hygiene kits may be given out at refugee camps, or through schools or orphanages to encourage healthy habits for children.

45,167 hygiene kits shipped last year to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syria, Serbia, Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea), Honduras, Lebanon, Haiti, Ukraine, El Salvador, Iraq and the U.S. Last year we collected dozens of kits at this store location. Join us and be part of this program's success again in 2015!

Contents (NEW items, in original packaging)
•1 adult-size toothbrush
•1 large bar bath soap
•1 fingernail clipper (good quality)
•1 hand towel (dark color)

Please see a sales associate in our store, or give us a call at 215-574-2008 if you would like to participate. Please notify us in advance if you are planning to bring a large donation. Details about the Kit Collection Program at


Note: We gladly accept donations toward this and all MCC Kits throughout the year. Stay tuned for our Infant Care Kit collection focus in May!


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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Plant and Garden Sale - April 17, 2015 - April 27, 2015

25% OFF
FRI, APR 17 — MON, APR 27

spring gifts sale

Bring spring to life with a magical miniature garden and more—from enchanting chimes to bewitching birdhouses.

Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 4/27/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/27/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Shop to Benefit Children's Village of Philadelphia - May 3, 2015

12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Join us for a Community Shopping Event to benefit Children's Village of Philadelphia!

On Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM, your purchase supports Ten Thousand Villages and our artisan partners as always, as well as Children's Village! 15% of your purchase will be donated directly* to this independent non-profit organization providing high-quality early childhood education to young children and educational enrichment to school-age children for families of all economic levels and diverse backgrounds.

Meet representatives from Children’s Village while you shop to learn more about their work.

Visit for more information.

*Excludes the purchase of gift cards. As always, artisans have been paid in full in advance. This event will take place at the Ten Thousand Villages Center City store location only.

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Join the Revolution Now! Benefit to Support CHOP Research - May 8, 2015

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Join the Revolution is dedicated to empowering all walks of life to unite in hope, courage, and action for finding a cure for kids' brain tumors – the deadliest form of childhood cancer. In cooperation with CHOP; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, it is their hope – that kids everywhere will be healthy and happy enough to realize their dreams.

With your help, we can invest in the future of our children and make a difference in the lives of families affected by brain tumors. We can do this by raising funds, spreading awareness, and instilling hope. Do something amazing – for more information visit

15% of sales will directly benefit CHOP: child brain tumor research at participating Ten Thousand Villages in the greater Philadelphia area.

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Store Hours

CLOSED Easter Sunday, April 5

Mon-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5