Ten Thousand Villages

Akron,  PA 
United States
http://www.tenthousandvillages.com
  • Booth: 1772

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.


 Products

  • Phoenician Cocktail Glass - Ten Thousand Villages
    In the historic West Bank city of Hebron, master craftsmen use a secret technique to turn recycled bottles into one-of-a-kind art pieces with signature swirls....

  • An enchanting whirl of blues and greens, the Phoenician Blue Cocktail Glass makes for a stunning and eco-friendly host gift! Fair trade partnerships helped a family-owned workshop gain access to new markets and revive a fading art.

    • Recycled glass bottles
    • 4Dx5H inches
    • Hand wash.
    • Handmade in West Bank
  • Up Up & Away Gourd Ornament -Ten Thousand Villages
    The art of carving decorative gourds is a time-honored tradition in Peru, and because nature makes each gourd unique, every ornament is one-of-a kind!...

  • Our fair trade partner Manos Amigas works with small workshops across Peru, helping them find new markets for their products and supporting health and education in maker communities.

    • Gourd, string
    • 6H inches
    • Handmade in Peru
  • Lemongrass Soap - Ten Thousand Villages
    This soap is the result of two artisan workshops coming together, each lending their unique skill to deliver a complete package....

  • Great things happen when people work together.  The soap is produced by Palam Rural, and the sisal bag from an affiliated workshop of women living with HIV.

    • Soap, sisal bag
    • Lemongrass scented
    • 2.5Wx4H inches
    • Handcrafted in India
  • Bike Chain Wine Rack - Ten Thousand Villages
    In Moradabad, India, artisans transform ordinary bike chains into extraordinary pieces of art....

  • In Moradabad, India, artisans transform ordinary bike chains into extraordinary pieces of art. The Noah’s Ark group works with more than 40 independently operating workshops and provides resources such as free education for children and water filtration services for artisans’ homes. Metalworking is a traditional skill of the village, having begun in the 16th century and developed over time to include such innovative metals as recycled pieces of bicycles.

    • Recycled bike chain
    • 15Lx5Wx8H inches
    • Handcrafted in India
  • Rajasthan Blockprint Robe - Ten Thousand Villages
    Block printing is a labor-intensive method of hand-printing fabric. The artisans imprint the cloth with a wooden block featuring a hand carved design....

  • Kick back in a lightweight cotton robe from Aravali, in Jaipur, India. Block printing is a labor-intensive method of hand-printing fabric. The artisans imprint the cloth with a wooden block featuring a hand carved design. The printer moves from left to right, dipping the design block into the dye and stamping it onto the cloth. This is repeated to cover the entire cloth with the intended design and colors. Each block has a guide or registration point to match both designs and colors.

    • Cotton
    • AZO-free dyes
    • 40L inches
    • One size fits all adults
    • Made in India
  • Open Minds Tagua Earrings - Ten Thousand Villages
    Sustainably harvested from palm-like trees in South America, tagua nuts are easy to shape and color and safer for makers than many synthetic materials....

  • Sustainably harvested from palm-like trees in South America, tagua nuts are easy to shape and color and safer for makers than many synthetic materials.

    • Tagua nut open disc earrings
    • Sterling silver hooks
    • 2.5Lx1.25W inches
    • Handmade in Ecuador
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