Ten Thousand Villages was featured in Architectural Digest (Online). In a story titled “Why You Should Be Shopping Fair Trade,” Ten Thousand Villages was highlighted in honor of National Fair Trade Month, with included expert commentary from Kathleen Campbell. The editor shares that the company is the founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, devoted [...]
Posted on October 17, 2016
Posted on October 12, 2016
AKRON, Pa. – Ten Thousand Villages will donate 10% of sales online and at participating stores on Friday, October 14, to Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) efforts to help people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Mennonite Central Committee began distributing relief kits, blankets, water purification tablets and food to Haitians in areas affected by the widespread [...]
Posted on September 28, 2016
The Paisano, the independent student newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio, featured a profile of Ten Thousand Villages in San Antonio in a recent Everything Local article.
Paisano Contributing Writer Megan Bradford says: What makes this place so special is that it’s more than just a purchase, its personal. The story behind the [...]
Posted on September 16, 2016
AKRON, Pa – Ten Thousand Villages Board of Directors has appointed Carl Lundblad, as interim chief executive officer (CEO) effective October 3. Lundblad will lead the nonprofit fair trade retailer and its network of 75 stores. He replaces Pam Raffensberger, who resigned in July.
Lundblad most recently served as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer at Susquehanna [...]
Posted on September 14, 2016
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Posted on July 8, 2016
Ten Thousand Villages recently unveiled Holiday 2016: An Ethical Gift Guide. The online lookbook, which shares a sneak peek at holiday 2016 merchandise, features gifts perfect for holiday entertaining and decorating as well as jewelry, bags and more.
One featured item for holiday 2016 is the Endless Knot Singing Bowl, made high in the mountains of [...]
Ten Thousand Villages Launches National Campaign to Help Global Artisans Plant Roots and Grow Through International Fair Trade Retail Network
Posted on April 21, 2016
Non-profit retailer announces first-ever, national initiative to connect artisans from underemployed regions worldwide with eco-conscious consumers; holding in-store, interactive events to promote fair-trade and sustainable business practices
Leading fair-trade retailer and founder of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages, announces the organization’s first-ever national corporate social responsibility campaign to further educate consumers about [...]
Posted on March 30, 2016
Ten Thousand Villages posted Welcome Spring, a lookbook designed for the season. Take a walk through the book and find the fresh ideas you will find in-store this season, including creative new products crafted with traditional skills, designed with you in mind.
And because every product is handmade and fair trade, every product is a story [...]
Posted on March 2, 2016
Spring is a fine time for a fresh look, don't you think? At Ten Thousand Villages, we love a new take, especially when it's rooted in an age-old tradition. In fact, this is one of our company's core values--working together, with makers around the world, to develop new designs that combine traditional skills and crafting [...]
Posted on March 2, 2016
Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) [...]