Located on Historic King Street, our store opened in 1994 by a group of dedicated folks with a passion for the mission of Ten Thousand Villages. We are more than just a store, we are a way for you to shop with intention, shop your values and connect with your global villages. From communities throughout the world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time-honored skills by makers we have known and worked with for years…even decades. In our shop, you will discover organic clothing + jewelry, home décor + hand knotted rugs and specialty foods + beverages from over 45 countries. We do business differently, putting people and the planet first. You can trust your handmade purchase and donation directly impacts the life and community its maker, breaking the cycle of generational poverty and igniting social change.
Visit us today!
Looking for a unique way to share memorable moments with family and friends, or give your class a boost? Would you like to inspire your youth group or treat your organization to a special event?
Let us take your group on a special tour of our store and give you a greater look inside Fair Trade and Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages – Alexandria will coordinate:
- Private Shopping Nights
- Student and Professional Group Presentations
- Community Shopping Events to benefit local organizations in need
We are happy to work with groups of all ages and sizes; in our store or at your location. Please stop by our store, or email us at email@example.com to start planning your special event.
Learn more about Fair Trade, the history of Ten Thousand Villages and about our talented artisan partners through an exciting presentation tailored to your group!
Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA
Interested in promoting social justice through fair trade? Consider volunteering with Ten Thousand Villages in the heart of Old Town Alexandria!
As a non-profit organization, Ten Thousand Villages of Old Town depends largely on volunteer efforts to staff the store and the special outreach events scheduled each month. We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in fair trade and ethical consumerism. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:
- Explain the mission of our store.
- Sell beautiful, handcrafted products.
- Attend exciting offsite events and festivals.
- Work among other socially-minded individuals.
- Benefit from flexible volunteer shifts.
- Help to provide a livelihood for artisans who live in the developing world.
Please contact our store's Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 703-684-1435 to learn how you can get involved.