Shop By Cause: Children

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty.

Globally, almost 385 million children are living in extreme poverty. According to the World Bank Group, the effects of poverty are most damaging to children because the deprivations they suffer affect the development of their bodies and their minds.* By working with social enterprises that provide stable employment for mothers and resources for children, such as food, housing, medical care and education, The Little Market is able to help lessen the effects of poverty for children around the globe.

artisan: Olive & Annie

Olive & Annie empowers Maasai artisans in Kenya as they work toward financial independence. Through the group, these women have access to essential resources including educational opportunities, community development workshops, and health programs. A portion of the proceeds fund ZLT Hope Homes, which provides support to children who have been orphaned and abandoned, mentorship to vulnerable youth and single mothers, and assistance to children and families affected by childhood sexual abuse.

JEWELRY + MOCCASINS

Country: KenyaTechnique: JEWELRY MAKING + LEATHERWORKING

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Baby Moccasins - Tan

$ 54.00

Put your little one's best foot forward in these soft-soled leather moccasins with fringe details. Handcrafted from ethically sourced, chrome-free dyed leather, each pair is thoughtfully designed with a comfortable...

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  • Size 0 approximately 4.25" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 1 approximately 4.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 4 approximately 5.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 5 approximately 5.75" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Materials: Leather, elastic, toxic-free dyes
  • Care instructions: To protect the material over time, gently buff with a leather polish.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Baby Moccasins - Dusty Rose

$ 54.00

Put your little one's best foot forward in these soft-soled leather moccasins with fringe details. Handcrafted from ethically sourced, chrome-free dyed leather, each pair is thoughtfully designed with a comfortable...

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  • Size 0 approximately 4.25" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 2 approximately 5" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 3 approximately 5.25" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 4 approximately 5.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 5 approximately 5.75" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Materials: Leather, elastic, toxic-free dyes
  • Care instructions: To protect the material over time, gently buff with a leather polish.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Baby Moccasins - Dusty Blue

$ 54.00

Put your little one's best foot forward in these soft-soled leather moccasins with fringe details. Handcrafted from ethically sourced, chrome-free dyed leather, each pair is thoughtfully designed with a comfortable...

Details

  • Size 0 approximately 4.25" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 1 approximately 4.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 2 approximately 5" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 3 approximately 5.25" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 4 approximately 5.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 5 approximately 5.75" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Materials: Leather, elastic, toxic-free dyes
  • Care instructions: To protect the material over time, gently buff with a leather polish.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Baby Moccasins - Black

$ 54.00

Put your little one's best foot forward in these soft-soled leather moccasins with fringe details. Handcrafted from ethically sourced, chrome-free dyed leather, each pair is thoughtfully designed with a comfortable...

Details

  • Size 0 approximately 4.25" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 1 approximately 4.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 2 approximately 5" long, 2.25" wide at widest
  • Size 3 approximately 5.25" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 4 approximately 5.5" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Size 5 approximately 5.75" long, 2.5" wide at widest
  • Materials: Leather, elastic, toxic-free dyes
  • Care instructions: To protect the material over time, gently buff with a leather polish.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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artisan: Ajiri

Ajiri is a Kenyan social enterprise that strives to create employment opportunities for women through sustainable farming and to support the education of the country’s orphan children. The social enterprise works with farmworkers to source flavorful, hand-picked tea and coffee, and it supports the artisan women who design its recyclable packaging. 100 percent of the net profits support school fees for orphans in Kenya. Ajiri Tea Company is now sponsoring 29 orphans in school and is employing four different women’s groups.

coffee + Tea

Country: kenyaTechnique: Farming

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Whole Bean Coffee

$ 18.00

Treat yourself to a cup of some of the world's finest coffee. A delicious combination of burgundy and citrus flavors makes for a vibrant and powerful cup of coffee. Each...

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  • Approximately 8" tall, 4.5" wide, 3.5" long

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Kenyan Black Tea

$ 10.00

Cozy up with a cup of delicious black tea. The taste is bold and full-bodied, perfect for any tea-lover. Each purchase supports artisans and farmworkers at Ajiri in Kenya. Details...

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  • This packaging is made by hand by women using dried banana bark. Inside of each box is beautiful twine made of dried banana bark and decorated with beads made from recycled magazine paper. The designs can be repurposed for artwork, notecards, and more.
  • Approximately 4.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 3" deep

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Organic Chamomile Tea

$ 10.00

End the day with the perfect amount of sweetness in a cup of soothing chamomile tea. This tea has delicious flavors of honey and apple and a light floral aroma....

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  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • This packaging is made by hand by women using dried banana bark. Inside of each box is beautiful twine made of dried banana bark and decorated with beads made from recycled magazine paper. The designs can be repurposed for artwork, notecards, and more.
  • Approximately 4.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 3" deep

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Organic Green Tea

$ 10.00

Enjoy a cup of delicious tea while filling up with beneficial antioxidants. This tea is perfect for gifting or having on hand in your kitchen. Each purchase supports artisans and...

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  • This packaging is made by hand by women using dried banana bark. Inside of each box is beautiful twine made of dried banana bark and decorated with beads made from recycled magazine paper. The designs can be repurposed for artwork, notecards, and more.
  • Approximately 4.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 3" deep

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artisan: EllieFunDay

EllieFunDay partners with an artisan group consisting of women working as part of a sewing unit. Many of these artisans are single mothers; some of them have experienced a form of domestic violence or abuse. The artisans are housed in a safe place and are given an economic opportunity to help their families rise above poverty. Artisans working with EllieFunDay have access to fair wages, dignified employment, healthcare, and education.

blankets

Country: IndiaTechnique: STAB-STITCHING EMBROIDERY

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Bandana Bib - Pink Stitch

$ 18.00

Make mealtime less messy! Help little ones catch their crumbs with this organic cotton bib. Each purchase empowers artisans at EllieFunDay in India. Details Approximately: 12" wide x 12" long...

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  • Approximately: 12" wide x 12" long
  • Knot featured on one side to easily tie together.
  • Materials: GOTS certified organic cotton
  • Machine wash cold with like colors. Gentle wash. Tumble dry on low or hang dry.
  • As with all handmade items, variations can occur.

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Baby Throw Blanket - Dusty Red

$ 136.00

Ready, set, snuggle. Cozy up with this colorful throw or gift to friends and family. Each purchase empowers female artisans at EllieFunDay in India. Details Approximately: 50" wide x 65"...

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  • Approximately: 50" wide x 65" long
  • Materials: Organic muslin, GOTs organic cotton
  • Machine wash cold with like colors. Gentle wash. Tumble dry on low or hang dry.
  • As with all handmade items, variations can occur.

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artisan: Level Ground Trading

Level Ground Trading works with small-scale farmworkers, who generally own between two and five acres of land in the Global South. The organization partners with underserved farmworkers who lack access to the infrastructure needed to market and export what they harvest from their land. Level Ground Trading supports sustainable practices, invests in infrastructure development, and grants scholarships for rural youth (more than 1,000 scholarships to date).

coffee + Tea

Country: Bolivia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Peru, + TanzaniaTechnique: FARMING

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Black Tea

$ 12.00

Relax with a lovely and soothing cup of tea. This box of 20 tea pyramids contains tea that is organic, rich, and full of flavor. Every purchase empowers tea growers...

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  • Steeping Instructions: Add one sachet to 500 ml. of water.
  • Tea is grown organically.
  • Includes 20 tea packets.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Black Tea

$ 12.00

artisan: RAZAFINDRABE COLLECTIONS

Razafindrabe Collections is a social enterprise in Madagascar. The majority of the artisan women have multiple children and have not had access to a formal education. Prior to crafting baskets and bags with Razafindrabe Collections, most of the artisans lived well below the poverty line and earned less than a dollar per day. They now have access to a sustainable source of income and skill development opportunities. Razafindrabe Collections also supports the local primary school with basic supplies and donates 10 percent of its profits to the lunch program.

bags

Country: madagascarTechnique: weaving

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Round Floral Tote - Natural

$ 128.00

Look no further, we found your new favorite bag! The floral details on this tote make it a summer standout. Hand-woven with raffia, its spacious interior features fabric-lining, a magnetic...

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  • Materials: Raffia, cotton, and natural dyes.
  • Dimensions: 14" Diameter, 7.5" Handle Drop.
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Beach Tote - Natural

$ 128.00

Life is better at the beach, so tote a bag that's always ready for the sun, sand, and waves! Hand-woven with raffia, this hold-all includes an inner pocket, linen lining,...

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  • Materials: raffia
  • Small approximately: 11" tall x 12.5" wide x 6" deep
  • Large approximately: 15" tall x 16" wide x 7" deep
  • Each bag features an interior pocket, cotton lining, and metal closure.
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with damp cloth
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Polka Dot Tote - Natural

$ 138.00

This classic tote is fun and functional. It has all the style and space you need for brunch, beach days, and vacations – plus it has polka dots all over...

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  • Materials: raffia, dye
  • Approximately: 15" tall x 16" wide x 7" deep
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with damp cloth
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Floral Tote - Natural

$ 128.00

This hand-woven raffia bag will complement your effortlessly chic style. It features hand-embroidered flowers that vary slightly, a cotton fabric lining, a magnetic closure, and an inner slit pocket. Each...

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  • Materials: raffia and natural dyes
  • Small approximately: 11" tall x 12.5" wide x 6" deep
  • Large approximately: 15" tall x 16" wide x 7" deep
  • Each bag features an interior pocket, cotton lining, and metal closure.
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with damp cloth
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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artisan: Womencraft

WomenCraft is a social enterprise and member of the World Fair Trade Organization working with more than 300 artisans from 17 villages in Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda. WomenCraft consists of 24 artisans groups, which include women who were refugees, survivors of genocide, artisans living with HIV, and Tanzanian hosts. Many of the artisans assume the responsibility of caring for HIV orphans, the surviving children of extended family members who lost their battle to AIDS. With WomenCraft, artisans can increase their crop yield while having a work-family life balance, send their children to school, and provide better nutrition and healthcare.

baskets

Country: tanzaniaTechnique: weaving

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Round Knitting Basket - Natural

$ 98.00

Tackle clutter while elevating your home décor with these handmade baskets. Each basket has been hand-woven from sustainable grasses and recycled grain sacks. Every purchase empowers artisans at WomenCraft in...

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  • Small Approximately: 8" tall x 11" diameter.
  • Medium Approximately: 9" tall x 13" diameter.
  • Large Approximately: 10" tall x 15" diameter.
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors.
  • Care instructions: Spot clean using minimal water. Dab (do not rub) using an undyed paper towel or cloth to prevent the colors from bleeding. Dry completely to avoid molding. To preserve the natural colors and stop fading, do not place in direct sunlight.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur.

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Woven Basket - White

$ 30.00

Style this wide woven basket on its own or use it to keep away clutter. Handmade from natural grasses, this white bowl is ideal for holding keys, jewelry, or fruit,...

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  • Small approximately: 11" diameter x 3" wide x 4" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 4.75" wide x 6" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 5.5" wide x 6" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 6" wide x 12" tall
  • Care instructions: Spot clean using minimal water. Dab (do not rub) using an undyed paper towel or cloth to prevent the colors from bleeding. Dry completely to avoid molding. To preserve the natural colors and stop fading, do not place in direct sunlight.
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Woven Basket - White

$ 30.00 - $ 80.00
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Round Woven Storage - Natural

$ 148.00

A-tisket, a-tasket, a multifunctional basket! These baskets look like home décor but function like storage. Each basket has been hand-woven from sustainable grasses and recycled grain sacks. Every purchase empowers...

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  • Small Approximately: 15" tall x 14" diameter.
  • Medium Approximately: 17" tall x 16" diameter.
  • Large Approximately: 18" tall x 17" diameter.
  • Extra Large Approximately: 20" tall x 20" diameter.
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors.
  • Care instructions: Spot clean using minimal water. Dab (do not rub) using an undyed paper towel or cloth to prevent the colors from bleeding. Dry completely to avoid molding. To preserve the natural colors and stop fading, do not place in direct sunlight.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur.

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Lidded Basket - White

$ 68.00

These multipurpose storage baskets are sure to add style and function to any room in your home. Each basket has been hand-woven from sustainable grasses and recycled grain sacks. Every...

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  • Small Approximately: 9.5" tall x 8.5" diameter.
  • Medium Approximately: 11" tall x 10.5" diameter.
  • Large Approximately: 12.5" tall x 12.5" diameter.
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain sacks used for colors.
  • Care instructions: Spot clean using minimal water. Dab (do not rub) using an undyed paper towel or cloth to prevent the colors from bleeding. Dry completely to avoid molding. To preserve the natural colors and stop fading, do not place in direct sunlight.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur.

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Lidded Basket - White

$ 68.00 - $ 88.00