About Ten Thousand Villages in Souderton, PA
Ten Thousand Villages in Souderton, PA, 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 38 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
Closed on Sundays
Born of the idea that artisans in developing nations should enjoy the right to living a sustainable life, a Mennonite Volunteer, Edna Ruth Byler, became the author of Fair Trade in North America beginning with her efforts in 1946. Fast forward today, Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade retail stores that she inspired are unique in every way!
CUSTOMER COMMENTS: These comments were heard by our staff, spoken by our customers in recent days.
"My daughter and I came in to start our day in a positive way!"
"Every time I come in here it is more beautiful, you must get new things all the time!"
"This is my spa treatment for today. I feel wonderful coming in here."
"Coming in here is like taking a mini exotic vacation!"
"This place is like going around the world in a museum!"
"I LOVE this place! I always have a good day after I've come in here!"
"Everytime I need to buy a gift for my girl, I know choosing from here, she'll love it!"
"Coming in here, I can treat myself to the world!"
"I come in here for inspiration"
Bonnie Moyer has been the manager at the Souderton Ten Thousand Villages store for more than 15 years. She has traveled to Vietnam, the Philippines, Peru and Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Bonnie has many Artisan stories to share from her travels. She is available for speaking to your group about Fair Trade and Ten Thousand Villages. Contact the store for details. Bonnie lives in Souderton with her husband, David.