About Ten Thousand Villages in Redondo Beach, CA
Ten Thousand Villages in Redondo Beach, California 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 35 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.
The story of Ten Thousand Villages in Redondo Beach is one of new growth. We began in June 2014. We believe in the mission of Ten Thousand Villages and want to spread knowledge to those around us. We want individuals in the country to know about the translation of vital fair income for hundreds of disadvantaged artisans around the world.
Come in today and explore our world of fabulous fair trade treasures. New items arrive every week. In addition to unique home decor, jewelry and personal accessories, we also carry musical instruments, handcraft greeting cards, soaps, fair trade coffee, chocolate, and MUCH MORE. Our knowledgeable volunteers will gladly help you choose a perfect gift for everyone on your list - and a treat for yourself. You will enjoy a unique shopping experience, which in turn will help an artisan family earn a living. What a happy combination!
Stay connected by following us on Facebook or visit the events page often. To learn more about local fair trade, go to www.fairtradela.org
Meet our Staff:
Brittany Costa, Interim Store Manager
Brittany became our assistant manager in March 2015 after recruiting her from my previous employer. She comes with a lot of experience in the traditional retail and her passion for fair trade is amazing. She moved to Southern California five years ago from Virginia. Hand-crafting is a skill that she loves to do in her leisure time. She is also has a beautiful singing voice and does a little acting (After all, we are in LA). Email Brittany at email@example.com if you'd like to learn more about our volunteer program.