Fair Trade Accessories with Ten Thousand Villages

The key to a any great closet, in my humble opinion, is the proper use of accessories!

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If your wardrobe needs a refresh, but you have too many clothes, it may be time to assess your accessory collection and add a few classics! Accessories allow you to switch up your wardrobe without having to buy new clothes, and I’m not just talking jewelry here! A scarf, hat, or purse can transform an entire outfit from drab to fab (I hate to use that phrase, but it’s just true!). Today, I’d like to introduce you to two of my favorite new accessories from Ten Thousand Villages.

Ten Thousand Villages- the fair trade originator

Ten Thousand Villages is one of my favorite ethical and fair trade online shops for gifts, accessories, and home goods. Here’s a little bit about them in an excerpt from a blog post entry last fall:

“Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit that has generated $140 million in sustainable income for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed since it's founding in 1946. They are committed to be a pioneer in the #livelifefair movement through the following maker-centered business model:

  • A fair price

  • Long-term partnerships

  • Good working conditions

  • Design collaboration

  • Eco-conscious commitment

  • Empowered voices

With quality products, ethical business practices, and 70 years of experience, this fair trade retailer is at the top of my list!”

Accessory 1- The Silk Scarf

One of my favorite accessories that have recently come back into style is a small square scarf tied around the neck. I’ve been trying this look out for a while now, and love it! I often use it to add a pop of color or pattern to a classic outfit.

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Recently, I discovered that it was becoming on trend to tie a scarf in your hair. This shoot was the first time I tried it out and I’m in love! It’s pretty, fun, flirty, and gives me total Grease vibes!

This beautiful square scarf is only 18.99, and is handmade in India with love. I can’t recommend it enough… I’ve already worn it so many times!

Outfit Details:

Accent scarf | Ten Thousand Villages | $19 | Use STYLEMEFAIR25 for 25% off any one item

Jean Jacket | ABLE | $148

Paloma Open Toe Mule | Nisolo | $198

Mare Crossbody Bag | ABLE | $118


Accessory #2- the Gold Detailed Necklace

The “guiding star” necklace from Ten Thousand Villages looks beautiful on the outside, but the real beauty is in the story behind how it’s made. This piece is made from brass bomb casings collected from the fields of Cambodia. Artisans from the Rajana Association of Cambodia turn what was once a symbol of genocide, war, and hatred into a beautiful work of art.

I’ve worn this necklace countless times since receiving it, it really does go with any outfit!

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Outfit Details

Guiding Star Necklace | Ten Thousand Villages | $49 | Use STYLEMEFAIR25 for 25% off any one item

White Blouse | Thrifted | See Ethical White T-shirts for Women Post

Jeans | Thrifted | Shop Ethical Jeans at ABLE and Everlane


Fair Trade Accessories

Thanks for reading along! Please remember, next time you feel an impulse to go out and buy new clothes, consider purchasing an accessory or two instead! My favorite slow fashion quote is “Buy less, choose well, make it count”. Also, Don’t forget to use STYLEMEFAIR25 for 25% off any one item on Ten Thousand Village’s website!


All photos by the talented Brittany of Desert Delight Photo. Give them a follow on the ‘gram!

*This article is kindly sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages. All opinions are 100% my own. Article contains affiliate links. Style Me Fair could not exist without the loving support of brands and readers, thank you!