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PRODUCTS for THE GREATER GOOD

EVERY PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

DESIGN for the

GREATER GOOD

Exclusive savings on our complete collection of fair trade, artisan-made products

DESIGN for the

GREATER GOOD

Exclusive savings on our complete collection of fair trade, artisan-made products

PRODUCTS for

THE GREATER GOOD

EVERY PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products. Behind each of our products is a person who created it — and a story. We seek to empower artisans around the world by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. We are committed to upholding the dignity of artisans, celebrating their cultural techniques and traditions, and bringing attention to social justice and human rights issues faced by their communities.

our story

how it started

On an inspiring trip to Tanzania and Uganda in 2012, our co-founders, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, had the opportunity to visit organizations working with artisans and entrepreneurs. They met admirable women who were making beautiful products but lacking access to a larger platform and essential resources to exercise economic autonomy. Combining Lauren’s background in fashion and design and Hannah’s experience with nonprofits and human rights advocacy, The Little Market was born.

our story

how it started

On an inspiring trip to Tanzania and Uganda in 2012, our co-founders, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, had the opportunity to visit organizations working with artisans and entrepreneurs. They met admirable women who were making beautiful products but lacking access to a larger platform and essential resources to exercise economic autonomy. Combining Lauren’s background in fashion and design and Hannah’s experience with nonprofits and human rights advocacy, The Little Market was born.

WHEN WOMEN thrive, SO DO THEIR COMMUNITIES

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why we're so different

Our mission is anchored in the fundamental belief that every person has the right to dignified, safe jobs and fair, living wages. At The Little Market, we ethically source from artisan groups and social enterprises in underserved communities including refugees and resettled individuals, people with disabilities, young mothers, survivors of sex trafficking, and individuals living in extreme poverty. These organizations improve the quality of life in their communities in a number of ways including literacy workshops, business training, counseling, and healthcare programs.

take a closer look

why we're so different

Our mission is anchored in the fundamental belief that every person has the right to dignified, safe jobs and fair, living wages. At The Little Market, we ethically source from artisan groups and social enterprises in underserved communities including refugees and resettled individuals, people with disabilities, young mothers, survivors of sex trafficking, and individuals living in extreme poverty. These organizations improve the quality of life in their communities in a number of ways including literacy workshops, business training, counseling, and healthcare programs.

rethinking retail

conscious consumerism

The Little Market works closely with artisan groups and social enterprises around the globe to source ethical, sustainable gifts, accessories, and home décor. When shopping at The Little Market, you have the opportunity to choose unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.

WE ETHICALLY SOURCE from THE MOST UNDERSERVED GROUPS INCLUDING:

individuals living in poverty people with disabilities
women transitioning out of homelessness refugees
survivors of trafficking and domestic violence

TAKE A STAND with YOUR DOLLAR

With every purchase, you are supporting meaningful income opportunities for artisans and their families, making a difference, and creating a positive, long-lasting impact. Thank you for supporting The Little Market.

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