We 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.
Guided by our three core values, we envision a day when all artisans in developing countries will earn a fair wage, be treated with dignity and respect and be able to live a life of quality. Together, everyone thrives.
BECOME PART OF THE STORY
Our small teams have big dreams.
We know that when people have access to dependable and fair income, they have the opportunity to rise. When people can plan for their future, put food on the table, afford education, build sturdy homes and have access to medical care, entire communities flourish.
We inspire change.
As a fair-trade pioneer, we address global economic injustice by partnering with artisans and investing in their futures. The maker-to-market movement highlights the need for change and shows how an audacious business model can be successful but also put people first.
Do work that matters.
When strong talent, diverse perspectives and individual gifts collide, we can achieve big dreams.
When we create and innovate together, we can inspire local and global change.
Interested in joining your local store? Visit or contact the store location to find out more about current openings! Don't know which store location(s) is closest to home? Find your local store here!
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Board stores are 501c(3) nonprofits that are run by a board of directors, staff, and volunteers from their local communities with a mission to promote the global fair trade movement. They are part of the larger Ten Thousand Villages US network, and members of the Fair Trade Federation.
Interested in volunteering with your local store? Visit or contact the store location to find out more about current opportunities! Don't know which store location(s) is closest to home? Find your local store here!