Ten Thousand Villages: Fair Trade Fashion - Toronto Teacher Mom

Ten Thousand Villages: Fair Trade Fashion

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


As one of the oldest and largest Fair Trade organizations in North America, Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit program that sells artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from the world over. They have as their mission statement the goal of creating "opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships." And what could be better than giving a gift made by a talented artisan that has been fairly purchased from sustainable sources? 


Given that Ten Thousand Villages is an organization designed to benefit artisans, they market products from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low-income countries, thereby supporting their livelihood. So not only will you find products that are truly unique, you can shop in good conscience knowing that the artisans who have made them have received respect, dignity and hope from earning fair value for their hard work.


For review, Ten Thousand Villages sent over a lovely package that contained a gorgeous Garden Paisley Infinity Scarf ($34) and a pair of teardrop Kenya earrings ($24). I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of my new scarf. It suits me well, no?


To view more of their products, visit tenthousandvillages.ca. Search for a store near you or order online by tomorrow to guarantee that your order is shipped by Christmas. And if you spend over $100, you can enjoy flat rate shipping for $5.

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. I have purchased from them before. Basically am very satisfied with my purchases,.
    (Debbie W)

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  2. Very nice items! I will have to check them out, thanks for the review! (Judy Cowan)

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  3. I really love the paisley-pattern scarf...and the earrings are gorgeous, too :)

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  4. Gorgeous items! Thanks for the review and information, will have to have a look!

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  5. they are really nice your hair really grows fast from being so short last year

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  6. That scarf is just gorgeous on you! The colours are so beautiful! Anne Taylor

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  8. Love the scarf, it looks very very nice on you!!

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  9. I've purchased a few gifts from here before and loved them.

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  10. I love knowing that these pretty items are fair trade!

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  11. Lovely scarf! Fair trade is great!! ...and sometimes I come across the most unique items thru fair trade!

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  13. Just love the earrings

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  14. I love seeing what items are made by crafted individuals. There are awesome products out there.

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  15. Beautiful scarf that I would be proud to wear

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  16. I enjoy the unique items 10 Thousand Villages has for home décor.

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  17. I've never heard of 10 Thousand Villages before but I really like that the items are hand made and unique and like that they support a wonderful cause. Thanks for introducing me to them!

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  18. Great items for gifts for any time of year

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  19. I really love that paisley scarf from Fair Trades. They hve lovely things for sale and I will have to check them out.Thanks for posting this review about them :)

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  20. it is amazing the talent some people have, my stick people need help lol

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  21. Looks amazing and unique by the way!

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  22. I would love to buy that scarf for my mom!

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