Pittsburgh, PA

Squirrel Hill, 5824 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Store Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat: 10am—6pm
Tue, Thu: 10-8

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« October 2014 »


Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, PA

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is celebrating 15 years! We are staffed by over 60 dedicated volunteers and offer a wide range of outreach programing that connects local organizations to artisans around the world. In addition there are in-store events every month. To learn more view the events section of our website or find us on Facebook

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, PA

Ten Thousand Villages in Pittsburgh, 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.


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 in our store. You can also call or email us--you'll find our contact info directly to the left of this page. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Community Shopping Event for Ebola Victim Support - October 24, 2014


Shop from 10-6 on Friday October, 24 and 15% of your sale will be donated to Partners in Health to support their work with Ebola victims.

Partners in Health (PIH) provides a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. To learn more about the Ebola response and other partnerships please visit their website at http://www.pih.org/

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Children’s Shop - December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014


Our Annual Children’s Shop will welcome families and kids to shop hand-crafted items between $2-$10. Parents select the recipients and volunteers will be on hand to guide children through the shop and wrap their presents. Its also a great time to check out stocking stuffers!

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Store Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat: 10am—6pm
Tue, Thu: 10-8