For customers participating in the SIMCOE, ON sale from Oct 10-30:
If you would like a copy of the order form emailed to you, CLICK HERE
Alternately, you can DOWNLOAD THE ORDER FORM directly from the Simcoe Sale Organizing Committee
Please follow instructions on the form for how to order and receive delivery to Simcoe on Nov 14th.
Welcome to our Product Lookbook for products available for sale from Ten Thousand Villages in Cobourg, ON, the last remaining Ten Thousand Villages store in Eastern Canada. We have not put all our products into the catalogue, but only those that we have in multiple quantities to reduce disappointment when ordering. If there is a favourite product that you know about and do not see it here, please feel free to inquire...we may have it in stock!
WHY JUST A LOOKBOOK FORMAT?
Under our agreement to keep operating as a "Ten Thousand Villages" branded store, we are not allowed to run a branded website or a webstore. But we have received permission to showcase our products in an online catalogue. We are a single store trying to connect fair trade supporters with their favourite products from the former Ten Thousand Villages Canada. At some point in the future, we hope to have a standard web-store option, but for now, this is the most that we are permitted to do. Thanks for understanding!
The cost of shipping depends on the size and weight of what you order. For multiple items, we can also make use of Canada Post's flat rate boxes which can send up to 11lbs of contents for either $17.99, $22.99 or $29.99, depending on the size of box used. We will advise the best shipping option, and cost, once we have your order assembled.
Once we receive your email order, we will assemble the order, determine a shipping cost, calculate taxes, and contact you by email with the order total. At that point, we can accept payment by eTransfer or by calling the store with a credit card over the phone.
We are a single store trying to help fair trade supporters connect with their favourite items that they remember from Ten Thousand Villages Canada; we are also sourcing new fair trade products to continue the mission of Ten Thousand Villages into the future. We cannot process returns unless they are returned at the expense of the customer, either in person or by mail. But we will try to work with you in advance to ensure that what you have ordered is what you want. In the case of damaged product, we will honour one replacement item at our expense upon visual confirmation through a picture of the damage.
MOST IMPORTANT: PLEASE...MAKE A LIST
Each picture in the catalogue is an email link; pictures do not expand to a larger image. The catalogue is organized this way so that a person wanting one item can quickly click on the picture and send us a single order notice. If you wish to buy multiple items, PLEASE MAKE A LIST of the product code numbers and their descriptions, and send just ONE EMAIL with your entire list of items. As noted above, we are a small, independent store staffed by volunteers and we don't have the resources to collate multiple emails into one order for multiple customers. You will see this notice at the top of every page to remind you that you can help us out GREATLY by making a list for multiple-item orders. Thanks in advance for that!
NEW FOR 2020
Each product page is set up with familiar product first and new 2020 product at the end of the page. We did this because we know many shoppers will already be familiar with Ten Thousand Villages but may not have had the chance to see the final new items in 2020 due to the store shutdowns during COVID-19. Long time fair trade customers can easily see what's new by paying particular attention to the end of each product page!
Books & CDs
Children's Activity Cards
Cards and Journals
All occasion cards
Handmade paper journals
Christmas **This page is still under construction**
Christmas cards & UNICEF boxed cards
Seasonal holiday food items
Knitwear: gloves, mitts, toques
Foods and Beverages
Coffee & Teas
Note: Christmas seasonal foods will be under the Christmas section
Games, Instruments, and Toys
Chess, backgammon, and other games
Flutes, ocarinas, drums, and other instruments
Baby rattles, finger puppets, tops, coin banks, and other toys
Dishes and Platters
Mugs and cups
Coasters and napkin rings
Jewelry: Premium Silver
High end sterling silver earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings
Cambodian Bombshell brass jewelry
NOTE: large planters are not listed due to weight and shipping costs