Ten Thousand Villages

Akron,  PA 
United States
  • Booth: 134

Ten Thousand Villages 

100% fair trade from 30 countries

Ethically sourced home goods, gifts and accessories handcrafted by artisan partners using time-honored skills and sustainable materials. More than 1,000 global treasures empowering makers in developing countries.

 Show Specials


  • Icy Whirlpool Cocktail Glass–Ten Thousand Villages
    Recycled glass bottles, exceptional skill and a family secret create the swirling colors in this enchanting cocktail glass....

  • The unique colors and patterns in these glasses are created by master glassblowers using recycled glass bottles and a technique passed down through generations. These 4.5”D x 6”H cocktail glasses will dress up any drink. 100% fair trade from West Bank.
  • Namaste in Bed Pillow – Ten Thousand Villages
    Recycled sari adds a colorful touch to this jute pillow, perfect for the person who loves a pun as much as (or more than) their yoga practice....

  • Hand-stitched with cotton letters forming the phrase “Namaste In Bed” and a heart made of repurposed cotton sari, this 16” square pillow includes a pillow form and features an envelope closure with two wooden buttons. 100% fair trade from Bangladesh.
  • Yoga Zebra Ornament – Ten Thousand Villages
    With its whimsy and hand-painted detail, it’s no stretch to say that this meditative zebra will be an eye-catching addition to your collection....

  • This 2.5”Wx4.5”H zebra ornament is hewn from sustainably grown jacaranda wood by skilled carvers. It is the inspired design of a master craftsman who employs members of his rural community in his workshop. 100% fair trade from Kenya.
  • Sacred Sari Throw – Ten Thousand Villages
    Cotton sari fabric, patched with love, is repurposed into colorful, one-of-kind throw blankets....

  • Combining color and pattern, this 84”L x 38” W blanket is handmade from repurposed cotton sari cloth, carefully washed and stitched together to create a one-of-a-kind patchwork piece. Each throw represents a journey toward new hope for women working with Sacred Mark Enterprise, providing alternative employment to former sex workers. 100% fair trade from Bangladesh.
  • Tree of Life Dish – Ten Thousand Villages
    The skillful hand-painted detail on this ceramic dish brings a tree of life into full bloom....

  • Birds and blossoms express the bounty of a tree of life. This 5”D ceramic dish makes an exquisite hors- d’oeuvres plate, adding a special accent to any place setting. Handmade by artisans working in a family business founded in 1890. 100% fair trade from West Bank.

  • Bright Day Hamper - Ten Thousand Villages
    When recycled sari cotton is wrapped around kaisa grass, it can be woven into a striking basket, with a color and pattern all its own....

  • Made from sustainably sourced kaisa grass which grows wild on riverbanks, and recycled sari cotton, these 18"Dx28"H baskets will be a customer favorite. Each of these hamper baskets is one of a kind because no two saris are alike. 100% fair trade from Bangladesh.

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