Ten Thousand Villages is run in large part by volunteers including our volunteer board of directors. We are a vibrant part of the community. You are invited to the dozens of events we host in the store and at locations throughout Washington State. Find us on Facebook to see the most up-to-date information about our activities including the book club and Community Shopping Events that raise funds for other nonprofit organizations. We are motivated and inspired by our mission: The mission of Ten Thousand Villages - Seattle is to develop strong fair trade economic markets through our practices and educational outreach, in order to support artisans and craftspeople in struggling communities around the world.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, retail organization whose mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.