|Store Type |||Gifts, Import Goods|
|Payment |||Cheque, Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Cross Street |||Fairmount Drive SE and Frobisher Boulevard SE|
|Mon-Wed: 9AM-5PM Thurs: 9AM-8PM Fri: 9AM-5PM Sat: 10AM-5PM Sun closed|
Profile Last Updated: July 15, 2008
Ten Thousand Villages is a well-known national organization that imports fair-trade goods from around the world. They have sourced out talented artisans from more than 100 ethnic groups from around the world and have brought their works and wares to Canada. The craftspeople are paid a decent wage for their work and a percentage of the shop’s profits are used to further support the artisans in their home countries. It's kind of like home decor with a cause. It helps establish business relationships between merchants and artisans and gives dignity and hope to many!
Real, Fair Trade
Ten Thousand Villages is a member of the International Fair Trade Association (IFAT), a global network of Fair Trade Organizations. This organization helps to ensure that disadvantaged producers are being compensated fairly in order to make a living. IFAT links and promotes fair trade organizations and also speaks out for greater justice in world trade.
Djembe drums, fertility symbols, myrrh necklaces and more--this is the place to find beautiful and unique handicrafts from around the world. Mayan baskets, African sculptures and Mexican instruments are in regular supply. Look here as well to find that one-of-a-kind gift for the hard to buy for person with eclectic taste. A trip to Ten Thousand Villages is also a great way to learn about other cultures. So you can shop responsibly, support third world countries, and gain useful knowledge, all in the same store!
North Location: 220 Crowchild Trail NW, Phone: 403-270-0631