St. Paul, MN

867 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

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New Items – July

This Rajasthan Tiger Pillow comes to us from the artisan group AIACA in India. AIACA artisans are primarily women who are able to work from home. This bright green block printed pillow is 20.5Lx11.5W inches. $39.95.

From St. Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra in Ahmedabad, India comes this gorgeous hand embroidered wall hanging. Inscribed along the border with this quote, “where dreams grow wild and beautiful and free,” this wall hanging is 39Lx39W inches and retails for $99.95.

A new design from Craftlink, best known for its blue and white ceramics, is this bold mug. Microwave and dishwasher safe, this mug holds 12 ounces. $18.00.

Free Parking
Avoid the busy parking lot and on street parking by spending a minimum of $5 at Ten Thousand Villages and receive one hour free parking in the ramp. Bring your parking pass to validate. 

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GOOD NEWS FOR OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS: Parking just got easier!  With your purchase we will validate your ticket for one free hour of parking in Grand Place Ramp directly across the street. (Enter ramp on Victoria). Please bring in your ticket. Thank you!

About Us

About Our Store

We are a nonprofit, fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home décor, personal accessories and gift items from around the globe. Part of the world’s largest and oldest fair trade organization, our store features products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 40 countries.

We celebrated our 33rd anniversary in 2015. A tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to the many talented artisans, dedicated staff and volunteers, and loyal customers who have made this possible. Three decades of fair trade in the Twin Cities is really something to be proud of – Thank You!

Our Mission

To create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.

About Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages has spent over 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. We are a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages

Our store could not run without the many generous volunteers, who support fair trade by donating their time. Their support is invaluable – volunteers provide outstanding support to our (small) paid staff, tremendous service to our customers, and a network of fair trade activism in the Twin Cities community.

Our volunteer program includes about 100 active volunteers, who work as sales associates and in many other areas of the store.

We offer the following as part of our volunteer program:

  • A thorough training to give our volunteers the tools they need to educate our customers about our mission, our artisan partners, and fair trade.
  • A variety of volunteer positions with flexible scheduling and a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month.
  • Generous discounts as an extra incentive (we know it’s not your primary motivation, but it doesn’t hurt)!

Get involved

Join us for an orientation to Ten Thousand Villages and an introduction to our volunteer program. Volunteer orientations are held at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. These orientations are popular and seating is limited, so please contact us at 651-225-1043 or to reserve your place.

Upcoming volunteer orientations are scheduled for:

Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, May 5
Tuesday, June 2

Regular Sales Associate Volunteer Shifts

Monday-Friday 10am-2 pm; 2pm-6pm; 6pm-8:30pm

Saturday            10am-12pm; 10am-2pm; 12pm-2pm; 2:00pm-6:00pm; 4:00pm-6:00pm


Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Furniture Sale - July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Tropical Salvage furniture is on sale 20% off or priced as marked in the month of July. We love the designs, the recycled woods and the company mission, but the tropical wood, already distressed from it's past incarnation, has not adapted to our dry Minnesota winters. Still structurally sound and beautiful we're certain you'll have years of enjoyment from any of the furniture items in our collection. All sales are final, no special orders.

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Linen Sale - July 15, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Stock up on gorgeous block print, batik, and embroidered tablecloths and napkins during our Linen Sale. All tablecloths and runners will be 25% off and napkins, napkin rings, and place mats will be buy 3 get the 4th free.

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Save the date! Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event - September 9, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Join us for a special rug event featuring over 300 fairly traded rugs from Pakistan. Bunyaad is a wonderful organization that works with over 800 artisans in mostly rural parts of Pakistan. Don’t miss this special event!

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Store Hours
Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm