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Ten Thousand Villages
499 Pennsylvania Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
This storefront is the local branch of Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit retailer with over 150 locations nationwide.More It offers fair trade goods made by artisans Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and carries an eclectic array of items including furniture, jewelry, sculptures and textiles. It also offers a large selection of fairly traded coffee; customers who join the Coffee Club receive a free bag of coffee for every ten purchased. 
String Theory Yarn Co
477 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
String Theory Yarn Co. sells yarn and knitting accessories, all of which are environmentally conscious and fair trade.More In addition to its merchandise, String Theory also has knitting classes as well as "sit and knit" sessions.  To learn more, visit the website.
Renaissance Art Studio
481 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Opened in 1995, the Renaissance Art Studio specializes in custom picture framing, as well as the restoration of framesMore and paintings. Inside, the many different frame options cover an entire wall and then some. As a retailer, the studio offers a variety of other items, including art, prints, a wide and colorful selection of scarves, and handcrafted jewelry, some of which is made locally or by fair trade artisans in developing nations such as Guatemala. Renaissance also hosts and participates in many special events, including local scavenger hunts and First Fridays.
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