Shop By Cause: people with disabilities

People with disabilities often have few employment opportunities and face discrimination.

The Little Market sources from social enterprises around the globe that employ artisans with disabilities, ensuring these individuals have access to meaningful employment and a stable income.

artisan: EllieFunDay

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

Blankets

Country: IndiaTechnique: STAB-STITCHING EMBROIDERY

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Baby Throw Blanket - Rainbows & Clouds

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Dream the night away in this cozy rainbow- and cloud-inspired throw. Each purchase empowers female artisans at EllieFunDay in India. Details Approximately: 50" wide x 65" long Materials: Organic muslin,...

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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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Baby Throw Blanket - Dusty Red

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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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Baby Throw Blanket - Natural

$ 136.00

The perfect blanket for snuggle time. Hand-sewn and embroidered, this throw blanket features three layers of double quilted muslin to keep little ones warm and cozy. Each purchase empowers female...
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  • Approximately: 50" wide x 65" long
  • Materials: Organic muslin and GOTS organic cotton
  • Machine wash cold with like colors. Gentle wash. Tumble dry on low or hang dry.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Baby Throw Blanket - Lilac

$ 136.00

The perfect blanket for snuggle time. Hand-sewn and embroidered, this throw blanket features three layers of double quilted muslin to keep little ones warm and cozy. Each purchase empowers female...

Details

  • Approximately: 50" wide x 65" long
  • Materials: Organic muslin and GOTS organic cotton
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold with like colors. Gentle wash. Tumble dry on low or hang dry.
  • As with all handmade items, slight 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 including individuals with disabilities. The artisans have had few income earning opportunities because of limited access to formal education and their family responsibilities. By working with Kenana Knitters, they can earn a sustainable income, create long-term economic plans, and take care of their families with a flexible work schedule. Health clinics are run free of charge at Kenana Knitters. The organization also offers community development workshops, household finance training, literacy programs, and health and hygiene programs.

FINGER + HAND PUPPETS

Country: KenyaTechnique: Knitting

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Knitted Finger Puppet Set - Farm Animals

$ 30.00

Little hands will love these tiny finger puppet friends. The perfect companions while singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” This set includes five hand-knit farm animals made with organic cotton:...

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  • 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 Finger Puppet Set - Outback Animals

$ 30.00

Crikey, these animals are fun! Little hands will love these tiny finger puppet friends. This set includes five hand-knit outback animals made with organic cotton: alligator, turtle, dolphin, kangaroo, and...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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: Rose Ann Hall Designs

Rose Ann Hall Designs employs artisans, many of whom are living with disabilities, to produce this elegantly etched glassware. By promoting traditional Mexican arts, Rose Ann Hall Designs provides income as well as an outlet for artistic expression to individuals with few other income opportunities. Rose Ann Hall Designs takes great pride in the uniqueness of its artisans and products.

Glassware

Country: mexicoTechnique: glass etching

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Aqua Stemless Wine Glass

$ 18.00

Sip a glass of your favorite rosé from this gorgeous stemless wine glass. Hand-blown and hand-etched flowers and leaves add enchanting texture and dimension to the recycled glass. Each purchase...

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  • Approximately 10 oz
  • Approximately 4.5" tall x 3" diameter
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand washing is recommended. Do not place in microwave or freezer. Do not use to serve very hot or boiling liquids. May be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher on a normal cycle, however each glass may not touch other items. 

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Clear Short Flower Glass

$ 18.00

Brighten up your mornings by drinking your orange juice out of a hand-blown tumbler. Beautiful hand-etched flowers and leaves add enchanting texture and dimension to this recycled glass. Each purchase...

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  • Approximately 14 oz
  • Approximately 4" tall x 3" diameter
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand washing is recommended. Do not place in microwave or freezer. Do not use to serve very hot or boiling liquids. May be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher on a normal cycle, however each glass may not touch other items. 

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French Blue Tall Leaves Glass

$ 18.00

This exquisite tumbler is perfect for a tall drink of sparkling water. Beautiful hand-etched leaves add enchanting texture and dimension to the recycled glass. Every purchase empowers Rose Ann Hall...

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  • Approximately 16 oz
  • Approximately 5.5" tall x 3" diameter
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand washing is recommended. Do not place in microwave or freezer. Do not use to serve very hot or boiling liquids. May be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher on a normal cycle, however each glass may not touch other items. 

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Clear Large Wine Glass

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Sip a glass of your favorite red wine from this gorgeous goblet. Beautiful hand-etched flowers and leaves add enchanting texture and dimension to the recycled glass. Each purchase supports Rose...

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  • Approximately 16 oz
  • Approximately 8" tall x 3.5" diameter
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand washing is recommended. Do not place in microwave or freezer. Do not use to serve very hot or boiling liquids. May be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher on a normal cycle, however, each glass may not touch other items. 

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artisan: Musee Bath

Based out of Canton, Mississippi, Musee Bath is a social enterprise dedicated to alleviating poverty by creating sustainable job opportunities. Musee Bath supports second chances for individuals who have endured various hardships including individuals with disabilities. Musee Bath provides a supportive and encouraging work environment, access to general and higher education, and finance training.

bath bombs

Country: united statesTechnique: hand-blending

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Bath Bomb - Lavender

$ 10.00

Sit back, relax, and daydream of lavender fields with this bath bomb made from lavender essential oil, dried herbs, and Himalayan salt. Get one for yourself, or gift it to a...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, lavender essential oil, pink Himalayan salt, lavender flowers.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Rose

$ 10.00

Stop and smell the roses. Take time to feel completely pampered from head to toe with this fizzy floral bath bomb. Made with coconut oil, dried rose petals, and Himalayan...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, rose, pink Himalayan salt, fragrance.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Lemon

$ 10.00

Take a trip to your own personal day spa — from the comfort of your home. Feel rejuvenated with the scent of zesty citrus in this bath bomb made with lemon...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, pink Himalayan salt, lemon essential oil, lemon peel.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Chamomile

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Grab a cup of tea, head to the bath, and unwind with this relaxing bath bomb made with chamomile essential oil, dried herbs, and Himalayan salt. Perfect for someone who deserves...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, olive oil, pink Himalayan salt, fragrance oil.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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artisan: Collective Humanity

Collective Humanity is a community-based, Cambodian nonprofit organization empowering socially and economically underserved women, including women with disabilities, as they rise above poverty. Flexible schedules enable them to earn an income and simultaneously balance their family responsibilities. Collective Humanity provides education, skills and household finance training, community development workshops, and healthcare programs. The organization also offers access to alternative healers for those who have experienced trauma.

blankets

Country: CambodiaTechnique: Weaving

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Fringe Throw - Beige

$ 174.00

Bundle up with your blanket of dreams. This hand-woven throw is both beautiful and sustainably made, spun from 100% cotton and all-natural botanical dyes derived from coconuts. (Plus, it's machine...

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  • Approximately: 75" long x 51" wide
  • Materials: 100% cotton and natural dyes
  • Care instructions: Machine washable with cold water. Dry on delicate, separately
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Fringe Throw - Black

$ 174.00

Bundle up with your blanket of dreams. This hand-woven throw is both beautiful and sustainably made, spun from 100% cotton and all-natural dyes. (Plus, it's machine washable!) Each purchase empowers...

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  • Approximately: 75" long x 51" wide
  • Materials: 100% cotton and natural dyes
  • Care instructions: Machine washable with cold water. Dry on delicate, separately
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Tassel Throw - Charcoal

$ 174.00

Bundle up with your blanket of dreams. This hand-woven throw is both beautiful and sustainably made, spun from 100% cotton and all-natural dyes. (Plus, it's machine washable!) Each purchase empowers...

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  • Approximately: 75" long x 51" wide
  • Materials: 100% cotton and natural dyes
  • Care instructions: Machine washable with cold water. Dry on delicate, separately
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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artisan: sustainable threads

Sustainable Threads is a fair trade enterprise that works with more than 10 artisan groups located in India. They work in partnership with underserved artisans including individuals with physical disabilities. Sustainable Threads is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and is committed to promoting rural development, entrepreneurship, and social justice in the communities in which the artisans live and work.

HOME DÉCOR + TABLEWARE

Country: IndiaTechnique: weaving

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Napkin - Moonstone

$ 8.00

Dine in style with a set of lovely hand-woven napkins. These napkins can go with any meal or any event you have planned. Every purchase supports female artisans at Sustainable...

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  • Approximately 20" long x 20" wide
  • Sold individually.
  • Materials: 100% pure cotton
  • Care instructions: machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Banana Bark & Coconut Fiber Placemat

$ 12.00

Enhance your daily dining and protect your tabletops. These placemats are made from completely renewable resources,including banana plants, coconuts, and cotton thread. Each purchase empowers eco-conscious artisans at Sustainable Threads...

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  • Approximately 13" x 19"
  • Materials: Banana plant fiber and cotton blend, edged with coconut leaf fibers and hand knotted fringe
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean with damp cloth, spot clean with soap solution, dry in shade
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Napkin - Blueberry

$ 8.00

Dine in style with a set of lovely hand-woven napkins. These napkins can go with any meal or any event you have planned. Every purchase supports female artisans at Sustainable...

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  • Approximately 20" long x 20" wide
  • Sold individually.
  • Materials: 100% pure cotton
  • Care instructions: machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Striped Kitchen Towel - Blueberry

$ 14.00

Add an elegant towel to your kitchen. These beautiful towels are hand-woven with manual looms and are soft touches for home décor. Every purchase goes toward supporting artisans in India....

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  • Approximately 27" x 19"
  • Machine washable
  • 100% pure cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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