Finding something you love is easy at our stores and online shop. And that purchase is more important than you might realize. By shopping fair trade, you are supporting makers in the developing world. The more products we sell, the more orders we can place through our artisan partner groups, and that means more dignified and sustainable employment opportunities become available to the people who need it most.


Ten Thousand Villages empowers women and other marginalized makers to build lives of dignity through reliable work, direct, interest-free microfinancing, and strong partnerships. With your donation you become part of the solution to addressing global poverty and economic injustice.

Help Makers THRIVE


Like us on Facebook, pin us on your Pinterest board or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn about the lives of our artisan partners, the stories behind our products, and how to bring these products into your everyday life by reading our blog.


As a nonprofit enterprise, we rely on more than 1,000 volunteers to help us accomplish our mission. Volunteers help out with many aspects of our operations, from the warehouse to the sales floor. Find out how you can give back and volunteer.

join our staff

We strive to be an employer of choice for exceptional people. We welcome highly motivated and well-qualified team members who are committed to the people-driven mission behind our work. We offer rewarding employment opportunities in our growing retail store network across the country, and at our home office and warehouse in Akron and Brownstown, Pa. Look for job openings.

carry our products

Ten Thousand Villages carries a wide variety of handmade, fair trade items from around the world. As a wholesale customer, you may purchase these products for resale in your store. For more information, please fill out the wholesale customer information request form to indicate your interest.


If you have a blog or web site, you can share how you #LiveLifeFair with your community by using links, banners, and your own style tips to make commission on sales. Find out how to get started here.

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