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Ten Thousand Villages of Austin

4803 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
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Regular Store Hours:

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages of Austin!

Our History

Our Austin store story began on South Congress as a Holiday Fair Trade pop-up in December of 2003. So successful and well-received by the Austin community, a nonprofit board was formed, and the store fully opened February 2004 in the South Congress space next door to the iconic Continental Club. Our move in 2014 to our current Burnet Road location offers a beautiful central location to continue to grow as Austin Fair Trade leader! In 2019, we're 15 years strong, providing ethically sourced handcrafted global gifts, global-to-local events and celebrations, plus Fair Trade education to the greater Austin community.

Come be a part of the story.

The mission of Ten Thousand Villages is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair-trading relationships.

Our Global to Local Partnerships

  • Greengate Farms
  • McCallum High School (MAC Cares)
  • SAFE Alliance Shelter
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • Externship with Dripping Springs ISD and Round Rock ISD
  • The Abraham Foundation- Elephant Nature Park in Thailand
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • Global Austin
  • Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
  • TreeFolks
  • Team Brownsville
  • Saint Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
  • Optum Inc.

Interested in partnering with us? Browse this document for more information.

One Reason Why Gala

Come join us at our annual One Reason Why fundraising gala every April, where we celebrate fair trade with a globally inspired evening of art and entertainment.

"My One Reason Why I support Ten Thousand Villages is to encourage global diversity and sustainability.” - Kathy Y.

"My One Reason Why I support Ten Thousand Villages is because I believe in improving the lives of artisans around the world, who live with less opportunity, through fair wages and fair trade.” – Alex D.

"My One Reason Why I support Ten Thousand Villages is because what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived, it is the difference we have made to the lives of others. This is what will determine the significance of the life we lead.” - Nuzhat B.

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