Lauren Conrad is the co-founder of The Little Market. She is a television personality, New York Times best-selling author, fashion designer, and philanthropist.
Lauren has made it a point to use her platform to help and empower others. In 2013, she co-founded The Little Market with a mission to build partnerships with artisan and producer groups around the world by connecting them with customers through an online platform. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Little Market is dedicated to the economic empowerment of women worldwide.
Over a decade ago, Lauren launched the successful brand LC Lauren Conrad, an exclusive collection for Kohl's. The collection, which debuted in apparel (in regular, plus, and petite sizes), has expanded to fine jewelry, fashion accessories, footwear, handbags, and home. She recently launched Little Co., her newest fashion brand at Kohl’s made specifically for kids.
Lauren became a New York Times best-selling author when she signed multiple book deals with HarperCollins. Her first series for young adults, "LA Candy," spurred a spin-off trilogy called "The Fame Game." In addition to the novels, she has written three personal fashion, beauty, and entertaining books, "Lauren Conrad Style," "Lauren Conrad Beauty," and "Celebrate." Lauren continues to reach her fan base with postings on her ever-popular lifestyle website LaurenConrad.com.
Our mission is to empower women. Placing financial independence in their hands and giving them the resources they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families is real power.
One of our key values is paying artisan and producer groups a living wage — this is a core fair trade principle. Our team assesses what a living wage means in every country we work in and how to make sure that all of our partners are paying artisans fairly.