Williamsville, NY

5596 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221

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White lattice tames willful green; fresh blooms rest serene in summer shade. Vegetables and vines clamber across tableware and textiles. Brighten your patch of earth with this collection of home accents, grown by hand.

Ten Thousand Villages helps to preserve crafting traditions passed down through generations, connecting customers with other cultures and their artistic heritage and creating beauty in the world.

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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Williamsville, NY

Ten Thousand Villages in Williamsville, NY, 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.

Staff Profiles

Emma Gietzen-Kane

Emma made the transition from volunteer to staff in August, 2011.  Emma brings a creative energy to Ten Thousand Villages, sharing her life experiences in West Africa, her love of dance, music, and videography, and her joy of interacting with people.

Dianne Hull

Previously a manager of an American craft gallery, Dianne joined us in 2009. After having spent twenty years as a studio potter, Dianne brings a strong background in handicrafts and retail sales.  Her position as Assistant Manager includes volunteer coordination and training.

Anne Moore

In 2006, I received a fairly traded gift and was immediately hooked on the concept. Upon visiting the Williamsville store I was greeted by the friendliest, most helpful group of people and spectacular merchandise. I knew that I wanted to be part of it. It only took 3 more years for me to actually volunteer but once I did my time quickly moved from volunteer to staff. I love being part of this far-reaching mission that is improving lives across the globe.


Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Williamsville, NY

Come 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 work with our staff—greeting and interacting with customers as volunteer sales associates.  Requirements:  a willingness to engage in conversation with customers about the work our artisan partners do; the ability to volunteer at least twice a month, with a minimum of 8 hours per month; the desire to learn and share in order to promote the mission; and a commitment of at least a year's volunteer service.


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Store Hours for Ten Thousand Villages in Williamsville, NY

Spring Hours


Monday-Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-7
Friday-Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4

Summer Hours


Monday-Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday-Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-4