Happy Easter from Ten Thousand Villages!
Our store is filled with bunnies, butterflies, and lots of other lovely spring-themed items to welcome Spring. Our store will be closed Sunday, April 5 to allow our staff and volunteers time with family.
Passport to Fair Trade Fashion
We will once again have beautiful, fair trade clothing this spring available for purchase! Starting mid-April we will showcase fair trade women's clothing from Global Mamas, Mata Traders, Mehera Shaw, and Raven + Lily. More details to come about the clothing and fashion show!
Plant and Garden Sale
Are you a gardener or have someone who likes to garden in your life? Shop our Plant and Garden Sale and receive
25% off all planters and plant feeders. Pictured: Green Grove Pot (small 5x6.5 inches), reg. $20.95, sale price $16.95.
Earth Day - April 22
Our artisans are experts at the art of repurposing discarded materials. Examples include goblets made from recycled glass, pillows and throws made from recycled saris, earrings made from old soda cans, and coasters made from recycled newspaper and magazines. Pictured: Recycled Magazine Bowl from Mai Handicrafts. 5.5X2.5 inches, $16.95.
Bombolulu Workshop Fire
We are sad to announce that our friends at Bombolulu Workshop in Kenya experienced a fire in early March. While no one was injured, the entire stock was wiped out. We are showcasing the beautiful jewelry made by artisans who are blind or deaf. More information to come regarding a Benefit Event.
What's in Store
Following a trip to Tanzania, local author SissyMarySue was inspired to write a children's book Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope focused on themes of empathy and compassion. Jelly Beans is a cheetah whose spots are - you guessed it - jelly bean-shaped. He experiences bullying from his peers but is taught to cope with music. He experiences many tragedies, but learns to overcome them with the help from compassionate friends. This book is a great one for young and old alike! $24.95.
After a cold and dry winter, stock up on shea body butter. It's a fantastic moisturizer for the skin and available in three scents - peach, vanilla bean, and orange. Made in Ghana, by an organization committed to providing economic opportunities for women. Pictured: Orange Zest, 2.25x1.5 inches, $16.
This gorgeous Dragonfly Necklace
would make a lovely Mother's Day gift. From Tara Projects, an organization that supports over 1,000 artisans in India. 20.5 inches long, white metal, $14.
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!