For $10, today's side deal gets you $25 worth of fair-trade goods at Ten Thousand Villages, located on St. Charles Avenue in Virginia-Highland. Staffed largely by volunteers, Ten Thousand Villages' Virginia-Highland branch has supplied the Atlanta area with ethically minded, artisan-crafted home décor, accessories, and gifts from Latin America, Africa, and Asia since 1993. A partnership with Ten Thousand Villages empowers artisan groups from more than 35 countries with fair wages and long-term buying relationships. This deal is valid for in-store purchases only.
Socially conscious crafters can take home a hand-stitched measuring-tape cat (Vietnam, $8) from Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts, while frugal fashionistas can sport dancing-girl earrings made from recycled soda cans by KICK Trading Ltd. (Kenya, $12) or a marbled bead choker from TARA Projects (India, $16). Decorate the great outdoors with Manos Amigas' ceramic bird wind-chime (Peru, $44), or beautify the indoors with the world children wall hanging (Haiti, $84) from Comité Artisanal Haitien. Fair-trade staples, such as Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolates, make tasty gifts for Father's Day, Secretary's Day, or Father's Secretary's Day.
- Shopping for gifts at Ten Thousand Villages is easy on your wallet and makes you feel good. The cooperative store stocks items made under fair trade agreements in a variety of countries. – erinbehan_citysearch, Citysearch
- A gift giver's paradise, indeed!! Half my holiday shopping was done here. I love the kids [sic] section and all the quirky musical instruments make me want to start a band. – Susan Y., Yelp
1056 St. Charles Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306Get Directions