Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. We're a global maker‑to‑market movement. We're a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares — and to share in the joy of connecting with makers around the world. Sharing our humanity!
As a pioneer of fair trade, we do business differently, putting people and planet first. That means you can trust that every handmade purchase you make from us directly impacts the life and community of its maker in a developing country.
Discover organic clothing, jewelry, home decor, hand knotted rugs and specialty foods + beverages from over 45 countries. Come be a part of the story!
Our Store History
Our Austin story began on South Congress as a Holiday Fair Trade pop-up in December of 2003. A nonprofit board was formed, and the store opened February 2004 on South Congress next door to the iconic Continental Club. Our move in 2014 to Burnet Road offers a beautiful central location to grow as an Austin Fair Trade leader! In 2019, 15 years strong providing ethically sourced handcrafted global gifts, global-to-local events and celebrations, plus Fair Trade education to the greater Austin community.
- Benefit Days - community shopping days to benefit local organizations
- Personal shopping - call to schedule or shop
- Presentations for groups about global fair trade
- Private shopping events for healthy group experiences
Ways to support Fair Trade?
Shop in-store, over-the-phone, online at https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ and choose the Austin Store at check-out.
DONATE to Fair Trade to support artisan partners using our DONATE button on our website.