Ten Thousand Villages
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Ten Thousand Villages in Northampton, MA, 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.
Many of our artisans at Ten Thousand Villages come from countries where war is a daily part of life. When artisans can sustain themselves from the handicrafts they make, they can plan for a better future and live more independently in uncertain economic times.
Come and visit Ten Thousand Villages, where you will find an array of colorful objects from around the world - gifts for your friends, cards, whimsical musical instruments, games, jewelry, furniture and accessories for you and all the rooms in your house.
- Musical instruments and games
- Clothing and accessories
- Home decor and art