To our community,
During these past few months, our communities, our country, and the world have experienced unprecedented changes.
As the entire world is figuring out how to navigate, we too have had to evaluate what a viable path forward is for The Little Market. We are making adjustments to our operations, outreach, and strategy in anticipation of this new environment we find ourselves in.
However, our mission remains true. We recognize our shared responsibility to look after one another and our global community at-large. We remain grateful for your continued support and would like to share a few updates with you.
Effective March 14, 2020, we temporarily closed our retail stores. Effective March 27, 2020, our pop-up in Newport Beach, C.A. was permanently closed. While taking all precautionary measures, we safely reopened our storefront in Pacific Palisades, C.A. on June 10, 2020 but temporarily closed effective July 1, 2020.
After assessing the current situation within L.A. County, as of August 9, 2020, we reopened our storefront in Pacific Palisades, C.A. Our team has implemented additional safety guidelines and is also offering curbside and in-store pickup.
We continue to accept orders online, and the incredible team in our fulfillment center is taking every precaution to ensure that products are handled with care. We have implemented additional measures to maintain a clean, safe environment for our staff, following CDC guidelines. As a result, orders may be slower to ship. We have appreciated your patience and understanding. Your dedication to advocating for fair trade and human rights is more important now than ever before.
Many of the artisan groups we work with across the globe have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 as well. We continue to reassess and adapt our operations and strategy so that our organization is in a position to continue supporting the artisans we work with. The Little Market is a nonprofit organization committed to serving those who are most vulnerable across the globe. We are built on the foundation that we are all part of one global community and that when we act together, we can create change that will positively impact lives and transform communities. That applies to our mission of supporting artisans in underserved communities, and that also applies now — to the responsibility we have to our local communities, communities around the world, and one another.
We’ve been incredibly humbled and inspired by the overwhelming support we’ve seen from our community. Our work is not possible without each and every one of you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your steadfast commitment to our mission
We stand together (six feet apart).
The Little Market Team
UPDATED AUGUST 12, 2020