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  • Lundblad appointed interim CEO at Ten Thousand Villages

    Posted on September 16, 2016

    Carl Lundblad CEO Ten Thousand Villages web

    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 Bancshares Inc. through completion of its acquisition by BB&T Corporation before working as an independent business consultant. He also currently serves as an advisor to international microenterprise development organization HOPE International, and as an adjunct instructor at Messiah College, teaching masters-level business and leadership classes.

    Ann Batlle, acting chair of Ten Thousand Villages board of directors said, “Carl’s financial, strategic, and organizational expertise, coupled with his energy and mission-driven approach to leadership make him the right person to lead Ten Thousand Villages.”

    “I look forward to working with the Board and leadership team of Ten Thousand Villages to build a sustainable retail organization that supports and empowers independent artisans around the globe,” said Lundblad.   “Ten Thousand Villages holds a special place as a pioneer in the fair trade movement and I am excited to contribute to efforts to ensure that this mission continues.”

    Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest fair trade retailer in the United States, offers artisan-crafted gifts, home decor, jewelry and personal accessories, handcrafted by skilled artisans around the globe.

    Featuring products from more than 100 artisan groups in 30 developing countries, Ten Thousand Villages has been establishing long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans lack opportunities for stable income for 70 years. All artisans are fairly paid for their products.

    For more information visit www.tenthousandvillages.com.


    This post was posted in Press Releases, Company Releases, In the News and was tagged with fair trade, CEO

  • Paisley Cotton Robe Featured in Women's Running Magazine

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in Women's Running Magazine. The Pasily Cotton Robe was included in a story highlighting products you can use to pamper yourself while giving back.

    Women's Running focuses on providing editorial content focused on running, fitness, nutrition and wellness to the ever-growing community of women runners.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, gift, ethical style, Spa

  • Bombshell Peace Dove Pin featured on Naturally, Danny Seo

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in the fall issue of Naturally, Danny Seo. In a “goodness, truth and beauty” story, the Bombshell Peace Dove Pin was included in the “May the Peace Be With You” section. The placement shares that when unexploded bombs that litter fields in Cambodia are detonated safely, their brass casings are recycled into peaceful fashion statements.

    Naturally, Danny Seo was created with the intention of sharing ideas, projects, and recipes which encourage a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. It provides tips on how to live an easy sustainable and healthy life almost effortlessly with great style


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, recycled, ethical style, Peace, Bombshell

  • Ten Thousand Villages featured in Architectural Digest

    Posted on September 9, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in Architectural Digest online on their list of "The Best Places to Find Artisan Goods Online."

    Architectural Digest (Online) offers an exclusive look at the stunning residences of leaders in entertainment, business, society and the arts. Its distinctive brand of design journalism spans a wide variety of styles in every issue, from contemporary to traditional. Topics regularly featured include travel, shopping, automobiles and technology.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, handmade, home decor, ethical style, Interior Design

  • Finger Puppets Featured in Vogue

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured on Vogue (Online). In an article titled “Brilliant Baby Gifts For Registry-Less Friends,” the Assorted Animal Finger Puppets are included in a roundup of products that would be great gifts for a baby shower.

    Vogue (Online) offers fashion enthusiasts a unique and complete fashion experience with comprehensive fashion show coverage and original features. Showcases high-quality videos and photos including runway, behind-the-scenes and party photography. Also offers the latest fashion news, authoritative trend reports, beauty and shopping features, industry news and celebrity style.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, handmade, ethical style, Vogue, baby shower

  • Cold Cave Vase and Candle Holders Featured in The Knot.

    Posted on August 11, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in the fall issue of The Knot. In the “Shopping” section, the Cold Cave Vase and Candleholders are included in a “Gray Matter” story.

    The Knot is written for the to-be-weds of today. The magazine offers real-life advice and real world sensibility to weddings, while providing fresh, original editorials, access to local vendors and a large gallery of bridal fashions.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, marble, ethical style, weddings, bride, registry

  • Garden Grow Bag Featured in Vogue

    Posted on August 8, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in Vogue.com. In an article titled "Stylish Summer Gardening Essentials for the Urban Farmer," the Garden Grow Bag was included in a roundup of products.

    Vogue offers fashion enthusiasts a unique and complete fashion experience with comprehensive fashion show coverage and original features. Showcases high-quality videos and photos including runway, behind-the-scenes and party photography. Also offers the latest fashion news, authoritative trend reports, beauty and shopping features, industry news and celebrity style.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, summer, ethical style, urban gardening, Vogue

  • Golden Sun Pillow Featured in Vogue

    Posted on August 3, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in Vogue.com. The Golden Sun Pillow was featured in a blog about styling your apartment for the hot summer months.

    Vogue is an American fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 23 different national and regional editions.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, pillow, home decor, summer, lifestyle, Vogue

  • Ten Thousand Villages Unveils Holiday Gift Guide

    Posted on July 8, 2016

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    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.

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    One featured item for holiday 2016 is the Endless Knot Singing Bowl, made high in the mountains of Nepal. The story of Rajendra Shakya and his family's recovery after the May 2015 earthquake is detailed, sharing how fair trade creates self-sustaining systems that allow communities to rebuild.

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    Another featured product is Bombcase Rings from Cambodia. Artisans working with Rajana Association in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia craft these rings from brass bombshell casings. Of these wearable statements, one young artisan said, "When we make jewelry like this, then we know our country has peace." To watch a short video on how the bombcase jewelry is made, click below.

    Explore the Holiday Gift Guide, full of fairly traded gifts made with love by artisans around the world, here  .


    This post was posted in Product Photos, Product Releases and was tagged with fair trade, cambodia, holiday gift guide, handcrafted, handmade, Nepal, holiday lookbook, ethical gifts, ethical gift guide

  • Sky Stripe Picnic Blanket Featured in Vinings Lifestyle Magazine

    Posted on July 7, 2016

    Ten Thousand Villages was featured in Vinings Lifestyle Magazine. In the “In My Bag” section, the editor shares information on the Sky Stripe Picnic Blanket.

    Vinings Lifestyle Magazine is a monthly publication created exclusively for and about the residents of Smyrna and Vinings, GA areas. The magazine’s mission is to help the community flourish, by producing a private magazine filled with news and special events that take place each and every month.


    This post was posted in In the News and was tagged with fair trade, summer, ethical style, picnic

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