About Ten Thousand Villages in Greensboro, NC
For 70 years, Ten Thousand Villages has been 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. As a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.
Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro has been the premier fair trade retailer in the Triad region of North Carolina since 2004. At our spacious location in the Jefferson Village Shopping Plaza near the intersection of New Garden Road and Joseph Bryan Blvd, we are proud to offer a wide variety of of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from more than 130 artisan groups in 40 countries around the world. We currently have 1 full time staff member, 1 part time staff member, and over 50 enthusiastic volunteers.
Jennifer Daw - Co-Manager
Jennifer has been a part of Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro since 2005. She loves that a retail store like this one can have a positive impact on the global community.
Betty Hilliard - Co-Manager
Betty has been part of our Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro family since it started in 2004 as a volunteer and board member. She continues to be inspired by the many stories to be shared from our artisan partners. Her favorite phrase is "we are more than just a store". The ability to make a difference in the lives of so many folks around the world by purchasing just a few gifts is a blessing for our store, our volunteers, and our customers.