Ethical Goods for a Fairer World

Open Daily! Evanston Hours/Location

Come for a visit and discover even more in our Evanston store near Main St & Chicago Ave!
915 Chicago Ave, Evanston
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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 Open at 915 Chicago Ave thru March 27 New Location opening in April, just down the road at 1509 Chicago Ave (past Grove St)

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!