Business of the Month 2017-11-01T08:48:33+00:00

Business of the Month

Ten-Thousand-VillagesTen Thousand Villages is the November “visitor” in the display case at Cheshire Fitness Center!

As the world’s original fair trader, Ten Thousand Villages works to change lives in developing countries through income earning opportunities that draw on a rich heritage of craftsmanship.  With a network of over 50 branded stores and 300-plus retail partners throughout the United States as well as an e-commerce shop, we connect customers to a global village by sharing the extraordinary stories of artisan partners and handcrafted, ethically sourced gifts, jewelry, personal accessories, home decor and art.

Headquartered in Lancaster County, Pa., Ten Thousand Villages has been building business relationships in places where artisans lack opportunity for sustainable livelihoods since 1946.  Today 20,000 makers in 30 countries are safely employed, earning fair and consistent wages that secure basic needs, send children to school, build savings and plan for the future. Visit the Ten Thousand Villages store in Montreat at 303 Lookout Road, in the Moor Center (on Lake Susan).

Store hours are Mon-Sat, 10-6, Sun 1-4. Visit our website for more information:, or call at 828-669-1406.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 AM to 6 PM, Ten Thousand Villages Montreat will host the annual Customer Appreciation Event, offering 25% off each customer’s  purchase (excluding only consumables).