Ten Thousand Villages in Cincinnati, OH, 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.
Community Shopping Day at Ten Thousand Villages
Earn dollars for your organization while supporting fair trade!
We invite you to host a Shopping Day at Ten Thousand Villages for your members, donors and volunteers and receive 15% of the sales from customers who tell us they are shopping for your cause.
Hosting a Shopping Day is easy. You select a day that works best for your organization then promote the Shopping Day as your event to your staff, volunteers and board members in your newsletter and meetings. Post it on your website or other community sites. Send emails and reminders and make some phone calls, because the more people who shop, the more money you’ll make. Ten Thousand Villages will publicize your event on our website and on Facebook as well.
We hope you'll consider partnering with us. For more information, contact Executive Director Darlene Rohrer-Meck at (513)802-5721 or Director.Cincinnati@TenThousandVillages.com
Would your organization or class like to learn more about fair trade and
the work of Ten Thousand Villages? Here's how:
Community Group Presentations
We offer presentations about fair trade and Ten Thousand Villages to community groups throughout the Cincinnati area, including churches, civic organizations and women's groups. The presentations are customized to fit your time constraints and focus, and they may take place at our store or off-site. Contact Executive Director Darlene Rohrer-Meck at (513)802-5721 or Director.Cincinnati@TenThousandVillages.com.
In-Store Student Presentations
Students learn about fair trade, other cultures and even a little geography during these age specific presentations for grades first through high school. Also, ESL classes of all ages are welcomed. For more information contact Executive Director Darlene Rohrer-Meck at (513)802-5721 or Director.Cincinnati@TenThousandVillages.com.