567 South Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101


PH: 626-229-9892


  1. Mon-Sun: 12AM to 6PM

About Us

Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena, CA, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 20,000 artisans in 30 countries, we are part of a network of nonprofit fair trade retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. We opened our doors on South Lake Avenue in June 2006 and we were the first Ten Thousand Villages store in California.

Stay Connected: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay updated about events, sales, and new products, or visit our website at

Volunteer: Many of our volunteer opportunities are currently suspended due to covid. If you have a general interest and would like to be contacted when volunteering resumes please fill out the volunteer application below and we will contact you. We are accepting new volunteers to monitor the door, this is an outdoor position. If this sounds like something you’re interested in please send an email to Hayley at

Click here for the volunteer application

Give Back: Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operated by a local board of Los Angeles residents. Your donations help support the work of Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena to expand the reach of fair trade in the Pasadena and greater Los Angeles area. 


It's with the support of people like you, choosing to vote for a better world with your dollars, that together we are working to break the cycle of poverty and ignite social change worldwide.

Your donation enables us to continue working towards this goal and keeps our shelves stocked with unique fair trade treasures handcrafted with love and care by artisans around the world.

COVID-19 disrupted the lives and livelihoods of many of our artisan partners. Never has our mission been so essential and so at risk. Our nonprofit retail store has taken a huge hit. Your donation profoundly impacts communities all over the world as well as our 14-year-old shop. Please donate today to save the future of fair trade in Pasadena. For more information visit



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


Staff Profiles

Rebecca Dunn

Rebecca Dunn is the Store Manager. She has been with the store since 2016 and loves sharing about her experience working with Ten Thousand Villages, fair trade, and living and working abroad. If you're interested in having her speak, please call the store to schedule a time.


Hayley Chesshir-Bernard

Hayley Chesshir-Bernard is the Assistant Manager. She began working at Ten Thousand Villages in 2018 and now coordinates our amazing volunteers, organizes off-site sales, and helps run the store. Interested in volunteering or want to invite us to table at your event? Send her an email at>.

Nadine Rondinella

Nadine Rondinella is a Sales Associate and has worked at Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena for more than 10 years. She has a keen eye for style and design. Need help picking out the perfect gift or adding some fair trade flare to your wardrobe? She’s your gal.