Pittsburgh, PA

Squirrel Hill, 5824 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Store Hours

We will be closed on July 4 and Labor Day

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

Store Calendar

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« August 2015 »


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

Ten Thousand Villages Of Pittsburgh

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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National Sister Day - August 1, 2015

National Sister Day!

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh invites all sisters to celebrate National Sister Day!
Commemorate your sister at home and the international one.

Saturday, August 1st  from 10am- 6pm

*The first ten pairs of sisters will receive prizes!
*Sample the Women’s Bean Project Chili, perfect for summer.
*Write a letter to the women artisans of St. Mary of India.

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Saving Summer Sale - August 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015

40% OFF
select jewelry
and accessories*

saving summer sale

We're celebrating the last wonderful weeks of this fun-in-the-sun season with hot deals on jewelry and accessories. Seize the day... grab that look you love!

*Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/5/15 and at participating stores until 8/14/15.

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Volunteer Orientation - August 10, 2015


Join us on Monday, August 10, at 6:30pm for a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more about the store, artisans, and fair trade mission; and if this is the right volunteer fit for you, we welcome you to sign up for training.

For an informational brochure and volunteer application please contact Karen McCarthy at volunteer.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com or 412-421-2160. Information is also available in store, so stop in anytime. We look forward to seeing you here!

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Store Hours

We will be closed on July 4 and Labor Day

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