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The Outfit People Style Watch

FEATURED: December 16, 2016

Lauren Conrad's New Bags are the Perfect Holiday Gift This past September, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla traveled to Texas to collaborate with artisan partner GAIA. They worked on new designs and styles of handmade bags for The Little Market's collection. The latest additions launched in December 2016 and were featured on StyleWatch Magazine's Each bag is handmade by skilled female refugees in Dallas. Read more here:



FEATURED: December 9, 2016

34 Gifts That Support Women in Need Around the World Wonderful female artisans and their handmade products are featured in this list that Buzzfeed compiled to share ideas for gifts that give back. Buzzfeed featured some of our artisan partners, including All Across Africa, Manuela Ramos, and Mayan Hands, and a variety of products. Read more here:




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FEATURED: November 23, 2016

Six Sources for Authentic Handmade Baskets  Architectural Digest compiled a list of six places to find artisan-made baskets and included The Little Market within the piece. We have a wide range of baskets, from hampers and bath bins to vases and bread baskets, from artisan partners throughout the world. Our handmade, fair trade baskets are perfect for home décor and organizational needs. Read more here:



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E News Online

FEATURED: November 2016

Lauren Conrad shares ideas for gifts that give back Lauren Conrad chose some of her favorite gifts that give back and shared her ideas with E! News. She especially loves products like our dove ornaments, which are handmade by artisans in Nepal, and our Share cookbook, which features more than 100 recipes by women in war-torn countries. Browse through her selections for this holiday season. See the gift guide here:







FEATURED: November 29, 2016

Lauren Conrad shares her holiday gift guide  Lauren Conrad, co-founder of The Little Market, shared a list of some of her favorite gifts for the 2016 holiday season. Two of her favorites are the Apple Cider Candle and the Hot Cocoa Gift Box from The Little Market. Take a look at her list for holiday shopping ideas. Read more here:



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Good Housekeeping

FEATURED: November 10, 2016

Lauren Conrad Opens Up Her Home for the Holidays Lauren Conrad, co-founder of The Little Market, invited Good Housekeeping into her home and shared her ideas for delicious dishes, entertaining guests, and party outfits. She has incorporated many pieces from The Little Market, including our glassware and our ornaments, into her home décor. See the Good Housekeeping feature for inspiration for the holidays. Read More Here:



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FEATURED: October 24, 2016

Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Apartment Therapy put together a list of 101 online stores for home goods and home décor shopping. The Little Market has been featured under Decorative Accents for our fair trade, artisan-made goods. Browse through Apartment Therapy's guide. Read more here:





Redbook Magazine

FEATURED: October 24, 2016

15 Gifts to Give the BFF Who Already Has Everything Redbook has selected unique gifts for best friends and featured The Little Market’s twisted wood salad servers. These salad servers are handmade from olive wood by Kenyan wood carvers. They’re perfect for gifting to a best friend who loves to cook or host. Browse through Redbook’s curated list of gifts. Read more here: 



FEATURED: October 7, 2016

Lauren Conrad On Building A Nonprofit With Her Best Friend It’s been 10 years since the world was introduced to Lauren Conrad as the star of MTV reality show The Hills. But Conrad has come a long way since then: “I wish I could give [my younger self] advice,” Conrad, tells Women@Forbes. “But I think that the things that I feel the most strongly about are things that I had to learn the hard way.” Read more here:




FEATURED: September 24, 2016

25 Brands That Actually Help Struggling Latin American Artisans Buzzfeed put together a list of amazing brands that empower Latin American artisans. The list includes many of our artisan partners including Luchometik, Maya Traditions, Naguska, and Vayu, and it covers a variety of handmade goods. Read more here:




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Orange Coast Magazine

FEATURED: August 29, 2016

The Little Market’s Worthy Cause Through Global Goods Hand-Crafted by Women The Little Market, an online retailer of global goods hand-crafted by women, is the brainchild of Laguna Beach former reality TV star, designer, and style guru Lauren Conrad, 30, and Irvine native Hannah Skvarla, 28. Approaching its third year, The Little Market offers hundreds of items, from backpacks made of Ghanian textiles to woven pillows from Chiapas, Mexico. Read more here:






FEATURED: August 1, 2016

How Lauren Conrad & Hannah Skvarla Open the Door of Opportunity to Female Artisans What if every day was International Women’s Day, and around the world women empowered one another? That’s the spirit behind The Little Market , a social enterprise co-founded by college friends Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla. Read more here:






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Redbook Magazine

FEATURED: July, 2016

Lauren Conrad Serves it Up Now, having successfully conquered the fashion world, the publishing business, and social media, the entrepreneur is moving her lifestyle empire into a cozier locale: your house. With the launch of her online fair-trade retailer, The Little Market, and the publication of Celebrate, the 30-year-old entrepreneur would seem to be morphing into a millennial Martha Stewart. Pick up your copy of Redbook Magazine to get Lauren’s summer recipes and entertaining tips.




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FEATURED: June 16, 2016

Etched Glassware from San Miguel de Allende The glasses are the Condesa Collection from Rose Ann Designs, a company based in San Miguel de Allende that specializes in handmade glassware and church candles. What we liked most was the way the heavy recycled glassware looked with delicate floral etchings. A bonus: The sturdy glass makes these for outdoor dining. Read more here:





FEATURED: June 14, 2016

Go Away With ... Lauren Conrad Lauren answers questions about her experiences traveling all around the world with co-founder Hannah Skvarla to seek out products for The Little Market, an online store where the entrepreneurs promote fair trade for the artisans who provide their handmade products. Read more here:





People magazine

FEATURED: June 13, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Check Out the Amazing Photos of Lauren Conrad’s Trip to Thailand The lifestyle maven traveled to Koh Samui, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand to source local goods produced by talented female artisans to feature on her fair-trade online marketplace, The Little Market. Read more here:





FEATURED: May 4, 2016

Green movement in fashion has gone mainstream. Sustainable products — a generic term for green/natural/organic — have moved into the mainstream. Not only are they easier to find, but many look as cool or beautiful as the next item on the shelf. Consumers now don't have to sacrifice style for sustainability. Read more here:






FEATURED: May 3, 2016


Neutral (well, mostly) California Nursery This beautiful nursery features one of our handmade little kantha quilts from Bangladesh to bring a pop of color to the space. Read more here:





People magazine

FEATURED: April 28, 2016

Lauren Conrad Picks 8 Gifts for Your Mom, Because She's Cool Like That. For Conrad, the perfect way to celebrate mom is by getting her a gift she’ll love. Yes, it’s a daunting task, but Conrad — ever the problem-solver — shared her picks exclusively with PeopleStyle. Read more here:






FEATURED: April 27, 2016


How to Zen Out in Your Kitchen Emily Henderson has rounded up a few little accessories to bring in the zen-inspired calm that we all need in our kitchen, including our hand-woven tablecloth from Ethiopia. Read more here:







FEATURED: April 15, 2016

If You See Lauren Conrad At Coachella, She'll Probably Be Wearing These As you're surely well aware, Coachella has kicked off, and The Little Market has all of your accessory needs covered (sans any offensive garb). Conrad's fair-trade e-commerce website aims to create change with every product it sells, by working with 30 different female artisan groups from over 16 countries to generate meaningful income via their art. Read more here: 







People magazine

FEATURED: April 18, 2016

Hollywood at Home: People Magazine explores Lauren Conrad's chic entertaining space. The fashion designer's Pacific Palisades spread is 'light and bright' and perfect for parties. With a kitchen full of natural light and cheery white tiles, a candle from her online site The Little Market fits the color scheme.





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Redbook Magazine

FEATURED: April 2016

Lauren Conrad's No-Fail Packing Tricks. Lauren shares packing tips to help you make space in your suitcase. Find out how she travels the world, visiting artisans and finding fair-trade goods for The Little Market, with just a carry-on.





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AIRED: March 29, 2016

Lauren Conrad Shares 5 Brilliant Party Tips on the Rachael Ray Show. These five elegant and affordable DIY tips will make your next party the best you’ve ever thrown. See more here: 







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Marie Claire

FEATURED: March 8, 2016

Lauren Conrad Takes Over Marie Claire's Pinterest for International Women's Day. We're thrilled to be teaming up with Conrad on such an important day, and her Pinterest takeover will feature some truly gorgeous women-created products courtesy of The Little Market, an online store she created with her friend, Hannah Skvarla. Read more here





Lauren Conrad Is Empowering Women Around The World.For those unfamiliar, Little Market is Conrad and friend Hannah Skvarla’s passion project. The online marketplace sells unique, handmade home goods, gifts, and jewelry from 23 artisan groups in 16 third-world countries, and they’re steadily growing.

But, the real standout of Little Market isn’t the beautiful quilts and ceramics that rival those of Anthropologie's; it’s the concept Read more here





FEATURED: July 2, 2015

Lauren Conrad’s New Candle Collection Smells Just Like Summer.In addition to her thriving fashion label, Lauren Conrad is the co-founder of a growing global shop, The Little Market, which sells beautiful lifestyle accents, home décor, and fashion accessories made by artisans in developing nations. Today, Conrad and her partner and friend Hannah Skvarla give us an exclusive first look at their new collection of candles. Read more here





FEATURED: May 22, 2015

Glamour Exclusive: Lauren Conrad’s Online Shop Adds a Wedding Registry. Plus, the Wedding Gift She Loves to Give..Go ahead and register at a department store for your sheets and your blender. And then click your way over to The Little Market, a joint venture by Lauren Conrad and her friend Hannah Skvarla, where you can now register for glasses, ceramics, serving pieces, and more—and support female artisans from around the globe. (Think of them as the wedding gifts that keep on giving). Read more here





FEATURED: January 22, 2015

First Look: Lauren Conrad’s Elegant Olive Wood Collection. In addition to her thriving fashion label, Paper Crown, Laguna Beach and The Hills alum Lauren Conrad is also the co-founder of a growing global shop, The Little Market, which sells beautiful lifestyle accents, home décor, and fashion accessories made by artisans in developing nations. Today, Conrad and her partner and friend Hannah Skvarla give us an exclusive first look at their olive wood collection. Read more here





FEATURED: September 21, 2014

Little Market online seeks to have a big effect for women worldwide.Fashion designer and former reality star Lauren Conrad, 28, has left "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach" behind quite literally with her fair trade project, the Little Market. Created with friend and Human Rights Watch member Hannah Skvarla, the online store — which celebrates its first anniversary in October — sells handmade goods from artisan cooperatives across the world, products selected by Conrad and Skvarla during their travels to countries including Bolivia, Peru, India, Nepal, Kenya, Ghana and Guatemala. Wares include home decor, jewelry, bags and more. Read more here



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FEATURED: September, 2014

Lauren Conrad's Global Shop Launches Basket Collection In addition to a thriving fashion label, Lauren Conrad is co-founder of The Little Market, a growing global shop that focuses on beautiful lifestyle accents, home décor, and fashion accessories. With her partner and friend Hannah Skvarla, Conrad launched The Little Market in hopes of connecting artisans who are creating traditional crafts in developing countries with customers worldwide. Their new handmade basket collection is sourced from traditional artisans in Senegal, Ghana, and Tanzania. Read more here





FEATURED: July 29, 2014

Lauren Conrad is today's guest editor! Between designing her two clothing lines, penning multiple books, and running, Lauren Conrad somehow managed to launch The Little Market with her best friend, Hannah Skvarla. The Little Market gives female artisans in developing countries the opportunity to sell their goods to a broader market. Below, Lauren and Hannah interview each other on The Little Market, their friendship, their travels, and their style. Read more here



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FEATURED: May 02, 2014

Need Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Let Lauren Conrad and Pal Hannah Skvarla Help You Out!Lauren Conrad is our unofficial arbiter for all things chic and personal. Her Instagram alone is a treasure trove of gifting and party-throwing inspiration. So who better to give great Mother’s Day gift advice than the designer/entrepreneur/star herself? We tapped into her expertise for some ideas for moms both young and older. Read more here





FEATURED: December 23, 2013

THE CHALKBOARD Q&A: LAUREN CONRAD OF THE LITTLE MARKET.Our favorite handwritten feature! Read Lauren’s ideal super-power, adventure she’s dying to take and go-to karaoke song…Read more here





FEATURED: December 2013

Best new online shopping sites: Holiday gift guide 2013. Reality-TV star Lauren Conrad (The Hills, Laguna Beach) teamed up with friend Hannah Skvarla to debut this online boutique, specializing in handcrafted goods from Bolivia, India, Mexico, Nepal and Peru. The selection of accessories ($18–$450) and home goods ($16–$180) includes Artesania Sorata plush alpaca knit beanies ($44), Destiny Reflection handprinted aprons ($35) and Nappa Dori leather-embellished traveling trunks ($350–$450). Offerings such as Friends Handicrafts star-embroidered winter wreaths ($44) and Rose Ann Hall Designs glass pitchers ($68)—made by individuals with disabilities in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico—are all ethically sourced and sold via fair-trade standards. Orders $100 and up get free shipping, otherwise it costs $10. Read more here





FEATURED: December 2013

Cool Gift Destination: The Little MarketInspired by her travels to El Salvador, India, Indonesia and Uganda (among other choice destinations on the map), Lauren Conrad joined forces with fellow FIDM alum Hannah Skvarla to create a curated online shopping destination. The Little Market is a place to discover the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted finds that are usually only found in local markets around the globe. You’ll find handmade goods you’ve only dreamed of right at your fingertips, and the online marketplace allows the artists to showcase and preserve their artisanal techniques. Read more here





FEATURED: November 2013

Lauren Conrad’s Latest Project Is Not Only Cool - It’s For a Great CauseIt’s hard to believe that between her blog, her Kohl’s line, planning a wedding and her world travel, Lauren Conrad would have the time for yet another project – but when the project is this worthy, it’s worth it. And as it turns out, those global travels served as the inspiration for The Little Market, an e-commerce site started with her best friend Hannah Skvarla (above right) designed to bring attention to handmade products created by female artisans across the globe. Read more here





FEATURED: November 15, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lauren Conrad's Career Path. From eager intern to serious fashion entrepreneur, here's how to follow in her footsteps. Read more about on her interview here:





FEATURED: Nov 11, 2013

Lauren Conrad: Golden Girl. Far from a reality-TV star destined for where-are-they-now oblivion, Lauren Conrad has nimbly parlayed small-screen fame into a mini empire of fashion, books, and now crafts that give back. And she's just getting started. here





FEATURED: July 11, 2013

Lauren Conrad: Golden Girl. Far from a reality-TV star destined for where-are-they-now oblivion, Lauren Conrad has nimbly parlayed small-screen fame into a mini empire of fashion, books, and now crafts that give back. And she's just getting started. Read more here: