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Ten Thousand Villages

719 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202

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Retailer selling fair-trade crafts & housewares from Asia, Africa, Latin America & the Middle East.

This fair trade retail phenomenon was founded by visionary entrepreneur Edna Ruth Byler in 1946. It has grown into a global network of social entrepreneurs working to empower and provide economic opportunities to artisans in developing countries. From rings to rain sticks, from table linens to toys and games, you’ll find gorgeous artworks from around the globe. Sales benefit thousands of disadvantaged artisans worldwide.

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