Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.
How did Ten Thousand Villages come to be? The story of Edna Ruth Byler, founder of Ten Thousand Villages and pioneer of fair trade, is brought to life in this full-color illustrated picture book. In the Trunk of Grandma’s Car tells of Edna Ruth’s humble beginnings -- selling artisan’s cultural crafts from the trunk of her car.