Shop By Cause: HIV/Aids

The United Nations estimates that almost 38 million people globally are living with HIV; many of them do not have access to treatment.*

The Little Market works with social enterprises that provide individuals with HIV access to regular health check-ups, family planning, treatment, counseling, and a sustainable income so they can care for themselves and their families.

artisan: EllieFunDay

EllieFunDay partners with an artisan group consisting of 40 women, including artisans living with HIV, who work as part of a sewing unit. The artisans have access to job training, fair wages, dignified employment, healthcare, and educational resources.

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...

Details

  • 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"...

Details

  • 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: Kenana Knitters

Located in the agricultural community of Njoro in Kenya, Kenana Knitters works with 580 artisans, the majority of whom are women. Kenana Knitters provides artisans with access to regular health check-ups, family planning, HIV treatment and counseling, and educational opportunities.

FINGER + HAND PUPPETS

Country: KenyaTechnique: Knitting

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Knitted Hand Puppet - Leopard

$ 16.00

Leopard spots are used to help them camouflage, but this feline friend stands out from the pack. Complete with adorable detailing, like yarn whiskers and brown spots, this hand puppet...

Details

  • Approximately: 8" tall
  • Care instructions: Wash by hand in tepid water or on wool cycle. Lay flat to dry and reshape.
  • Materials: 100% organic cotton and organic dyes
  • One size fits most.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Knitted Hand Puppet - Lion

$ 16.00

Make friends with the king of the jungle. Complete with a yarn mane, this lion hand puppet is hand-knit with organic cotton and fits both adults and kid, making it...

Details

  • Approximately: 8" tall
  • Care instructions: Wash by hand in tepid water or on wool cycle. Lay flat to dry and reshape.
  • Materials: 100% organic cotton and organic dyes
  • One size fits most.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Knitted Hand Puppet - Monkey

$ 16.00

No monkey business here, just a lovable jungle-inspired friend. Complete with adorable detailing, like yarn hair and dainty ears, this hand puppet is hand-knit with organic cotton and fits both...

Details

  • Approximately: 8" tall
  • Care instructions: Wash by hand in tepid water or on wool cycle. Lay flat to dry and reshape.
  • Materials: 100% organic cotton and organic dyes
  • One size fits most.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Knitted Hand Puppet - Tiger

$ 16.00

A friendly feline as unique as a tiger's stripes. Complete with adorable detailing, like yarn whiskers and black stripes, this tiger hand puppet is hand-knit with organic cotton and fits...

Details

  • Approximately: 8" tall
  • Care instructions: Wash by hand in tepid water or on wool cycle. Lay flat to dry and reshape.
  • Materials: 100% organic cotton and organic dyes
  • One size fits most.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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artisan: Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles is a Zambia-based social enterprise that works with more than 100 artisans including women, indigenous populations, and individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV. Tribal Textiles empowers artisans with sustainable employment, a safe and supportive work environment, housing benefits, healthcare support, nutritious meals, and training opportunities.

Pillows

Country: ZambiaTechnique: STARCH RESIST TEXTILE PAINTING

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Black & White Pillow - Stripes

$ 72.00

Dabble in pattern play with these bold, striped pillows. Each piece is hand-painted on 100% cotton and amazingly machine washable. Each purchase empowers artisans at Tribal Textiles in Zambia. Details...

Details

  • Approximately: 18" wide x 18" long
  • Materials: 100% African-sourced cotton, paint
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable in warm water inside out on tumble dry low or hand wash and lay flat lay flat to dry
  • 100% cotton can be pressed with a hot iron
  • Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features a zipper closure for easy removal.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Black & White Pillow - Zig Zag

$ 72.00

Draw the eye with these bold, diamond-patterned pillows. Each piece is hand-painted on 100% cotton and amazingly machine washable. Each purchase empowers artisans at Tribal Textiles in Zambia. Details Approximately:...

Details

  • Approximately: 18" wide x 18" long
  • Materials: 100% African-sourced cotton, paint
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable in warm water inside out on tumble dry low or hand wash and lay flat lay flat to dry
  • 100% cotton can be pressed with a hot iron
  • Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features a zipper closure for easy removal
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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artisan: Womencraft

WomenCraft is a social enterprise and member of the World Fair Trade Organization working with artisans from Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda. The artisans include women living with HIV, and many of the artisans assume the responsibility of caring for HIV orphans, the surviving children of extended family members who lost their battles 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...

Details

  • 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,...

Details

  • 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...

Details

  • 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...

Details

  • 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

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