Ten Thousand Villages—Seattle is run in large part by volunteers including our volunteer board of directors. We are a vibrant part of the community. You are invited to the dozens of events we host in the store and at locations throughout Washington State. Find us on Facebook to see the most up-to-date information about our activities including the book club and Community Shopping Events that raise funds for other nonprofit organizations. We are motivated and inspired by our mission:
The mission of Ten Thousand Villages - Seattle is to develop strong fair trade economic markets through our practices and educational outreach, in order to support artisans and craftspeople in struggling communities around the world.
1991 - Ten Thousand Villages opens in Kirkland as a mission of Seattle Mennonite Church
1994 - We move from Kirkland to downtown Seattle, near the Pike Place Market
2000 - Ten Thousand Villages incorporates as its own organization and moves to our present location at 65th and Roosevelt Avenue NE.
About Coupons, Discounts and Sales
All Ten Thousand Villages artisan partners are been fully paid. Our relationships follow the Fair Trade principles. Rest assured that the coupon or discount you receive does not impact the artisan. Enjoy the savings!
Join our Birthday Club and receive a coupon for 15% during your birthday month! Sign up in the store.
Buy 10 bags of coffee, get 1 bag free!
If you are representing an artisan group from a developing nation contact Ten Thousand Villages—Akron. You are welcome to send information about the group along with pictures or product information. Please DO NOT send actual samples. Artisan information should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mailed to:
Ten Thousand Villages
Purchasing, Administrative Secretary
PO Box 500 Akron, PA 17501