SoCal Athletics (the store), is proud to announce that it is now selling and supporting items from Ten Thousand Villages!

Ten Thousand Villages Mission Statement: 

“We create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.”

What does the name Ten Thousand Villages mean?

“Our name — Ten Thousand Villages — was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s quote. Because in every village are people who want to live a meaningful life with dignity and who bring beautiful culture worth sharing. Multiply the village idea by ten thousand and it represents the world we’re working to build.”

Ten Thousand Villages focuses on ethical fair trade for those they are trying to help. Not only do the artisans receive money for the goods that they create by hand, but also hope that this stability will help lay the groundwork for consistent food on the table, being able to send children to school, keep a roof over their family’s head, and supporting the overall health of the family. The company’s hope is to give “the ability for people to take charge of their own lives and build something for themselves.”

Ten Thousand Villages allows people to connect to their global village, consisting of communities throughout the developing world.

Make sure to stop by in store today to see the Ten Thousand Villages current stock. (in store only)

Visit the Ten Thousand Villages website.