About Ten Thousand Villages and Bunyaad Rug Room in Ephrata, PA
Ten Thousand Villages Store & Bunyaad Rug Room in Ephrata, PA , 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) and a member of Fair Trade Federation, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.To learn more about fair trade, hand knotted rugs and the regional Pennsylvania Dutch culture, click on the links below.