The Little Market works with artisan groups in developing countries around the world. We provide design insights, helping our artisan partners showcase their skills to a broader audience. The work of each of our groups is funded through earnings from the sales of their fair trade and locally made products.
The market has always served as a gathering place. We view The Little Market as a place where a global community can come together to combat poverty, empower communities, and create social justice.
All of our pieces are handmade by artisans who are paid a living wage for their work. When people are paid a living wage the cost of goods becomes higher. When you purchase fair trade goods, you are providing our artisans with the means to provide food, school fees, and medical visits for their families. Since we started placing orders, many of our groups have been able to hire back gifted artisans who had been laid off when there was not sufficient work.
While shopping you may encounter a product that is currently sold out and will ship again soon. Handmade products take time and can only be ordered in limited quantities.
We hope that you find that a purchase that changes lives is the greatest gift of all.
The Little Market’s mission is to build sustainable partnerships with artisans in developing countries, by connecting them with customers through an online marketplace. We seek to empower women artisans to rise above poverty and support their families.
Our handmade goods showcase the artisans’ traditional skills and their dedication to preserving their artisanal techniques. We source all of the artisans’ products ethically and practice fair trade principles. We acknowledge the interdependency of people around the world and our responsibility to help others.