New Storefront at 1509 Chicago Ave in Downtown Evanston!

Ethical Goods for a Fairer World

Evanston Hours/Location

Discover even more in our Evanston store!
1509 Chicago Ave, Evanston New Location Officially Reopened as of April 13! First block into Downtown Evanston, north of Grove St
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Mon-Fri 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Find us at the Andersonville Galleria!

A small but mighty selection of our fair trade treasures can be found in Andersonville, if you find yourself in that neck of the woods :-) Find our booth on the top floor! Open Daily - Sun-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Located at 5247 N Clark St in Chicago

Our Mission

Ten Thousand Villages is a global maker-to-market movement that addresses economic injustice. We do business differently, putting people and planet first.
We 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. Our vision is that one day all artisans in developing countries will earn a fair wage, be treated with dignity and respect, and be able to live a life of quality.

Join our Village of Volunteers!

Positions include helping with daily store operations, helping on committees, and assisting at events outside the store.
Join our Village! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success in offering excellent customer service and in creating economic opportunities for artisans worldwide. Volunteer Opportunities with our Evanston shop In-store shifts are typically 4 hours, but can be flexible (min. 6 month commitment, 8 hrs/month) Always supported by store staff, orientation & training provided Contact Hannah at for more information, an online application, or to answer any questions. We look forward to meeting you!