Williamsville, NY

5596 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-810-9333
williamsville@tenthousandvillages.com

Store Hours
Jan-Apr
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Store Hours
May-Oct
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5

November

Monday-Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday-Saturday: 10-7
Sunday: 12-5

December

Monday-Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday-Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 11-5

Exceptions to Regular Store Hours
10-4 New Years Eve, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve.
Closed- New Years Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

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Safe Harbors

From ports of call around the world to the safe harbor of your home, these gifts and accents celebrate the docks and wharves — the spaces where the work is done. Inspired by rope and riggings, wood weathered by winds and waves, storied crafts anchor this seaworthy style.

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

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.

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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A Sale to Celebrate Women - February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015

25% OFF
SELECT GIFTS MADE
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8

international women's day

Every day, everywhere women go to work, care for their families, build communities and create joy for others. Celebrate the women you treasure and honor the skills of women around the world with these handcrafted gifts.

international women's day

Treat your morning coffee mates. These cinnamon and clove-scented SPICED TRIVETS are crafted by artisans of the UPAVIM cooperative. Sales of their products, made from traditional Guatemalan textiles, provide personal income and fund child care, preschool programs and a community health clinic.

international women's day

Ready for a fancy Friday out or a comfy Saturday in (just like she is!), the DENIM BLUESY SCARF is hand-woven by the Nepali artisans of Manushi, a name that translates to “energetic woman.” The group works to empower rural women with skills that create income opportunities and self-confidence.

international women's day

Spoil her (we won’t tell) with luxurious LIP BUTTER made from pure shea and essential oils. Harvested from trees in northern Ghana, shea nuts are processed by hand into rich moisturizing butter by women living in Ghana’s poorest region, providing them vital income to feed, clothe and educate their families.


Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid on select merchandise at participating stores through 3/8/15 and online until 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/8/15. Check local store for participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

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Hours

Store Hours
Jan-Apr
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Store Hours
May-Oct
Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5

November

Monday-Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday-Saturday: 10-7
Sunday: 12-5

December

Monday-Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday-Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 11-5

Exceptions to Regular Store Hours
10-4 New Years Eve, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve.
Closed- New Years Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.