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: Collective Humanity

Collective Humanity is a community-based, Cambodian social enterprise 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.

bamboo straws + Woven throws

Country: CambodiaTechnique: Handmade with sustainable materials

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

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 Hand Puppet - Leopard

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN KENYA

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

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN KENYA

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

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN KENYA

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

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN KENYA

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: 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 - Vanilla

$ 10.00

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HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Here's something sweet to enjoy before bed. Nourish your skin with this vanilla-scented bath bomb made with coconut oil and Himalayan salt. Perfect for yourself, or for a friend who...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, vanilla, pink Himalayan salt.
  • 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

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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...

Details

  • 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 - Peppermint

$ 10.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle in for a luxurious bath. Made with coconut oil and Himalayan salt, this bath bomb is sure to make you feel energized...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, peppermint, pink Himalayan salt.
  • 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: 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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Etched Tall Glass - French Blue Leaves

$ 30.00

HANDMADE IN MEXICO

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. Each purchase supports Rose Ann Hall...

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Etched Wine Glass - Clear

$ 34.00

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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

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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Etched Round Pitcher - Aqua

$ 88.00

HANDMADE IN MEXICO

Brew up a batch of sweet tea in this exquisite pitcher. Hand-blown and hand-etched flowers and leaves add enchanting texture and dimension to the recycled glass. Each purchase supports Rose...

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Etched Stemless Wine Glass - Clear

$ 28.00

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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

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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artisan: ShemeshFarms

Based in Malibu, California, ShemeshFarms supports dignified skill development opportunities for farm fellows living with diverse abilities. Young adults with diverse abilities often age out of the education system once they reach 22 years of age and are faced with obstacles in search of job opportunities. At ShemeshFarms, they earn fair wages, learn from one another, and can grow in a supportive environment while taking part in each department of the organization, from harvesting plants to marketing and creating unique spice blends.

Spice Blends

Country: United StatesTechnique: FARMING + HERB MIXING

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California Sun Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Full of flavor, this onion blossom and horseradish blend brings life to appetizers and entrees alike. Perfect for adding flavor to any poultry, meat, fish, vegetarian, or vegan dishes. Each...

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Malibu Riviera Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Indulge in a warm, sweet herb blend inspired by the Italian Riviera and California coast. Perfect for adding flavor to any meat, poultry, egg, fish, or pastas. Each purchase empowers...

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Salt + Roses Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

This balanced blend of sweet and salty adds a botanical treat to cocktails, cakes, and more. Perfect for adding flavor to any vegetables, rice, pasta, sweet desserts, and mixed drinks....

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Winter Blossom Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Find all your go-to spices in one rich, bold blend with the iconic flavors of rosemary and oregano. Perfect for adding flavor to any fish, meats, poultry, and vegetables. Each...

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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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Placemat - Moonstone

$ 14.00

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HANDMADE IN INDIA

Add the final touch to your table décor with these handmade placemats. These hand-woven table linens are not only functional, but they add just the right touch to any dining...

Details

  • Approximately: 19" long x 13" wide
  • Materials: 100% pure cotton
  • Care instructions: machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur

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Banana Bark Tassel Runner - Stripe

$ 56.00

HANDMADE IN INDIA

A beautiful table runner is perfect for your home and dining room décor. This banana bark and cotton runner is carefully and skillfully made by artisans in India.Every purchase supports...

Details

  • Approximately 13" wide x 72" long
  • Materials: banana bark and cotton
  • Care Instructions: Wipe clean with damp cloth, spot clean with soap solution, dry in shade
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur

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Textured Stripe Pillow Cover - Ivory

$ 88.00

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HANDMADE IN INDIA

Relax in your home with this comfortable pillow that gets softer with every wash. This hand-woven pillow is made by artisans with physical disabilities and provides meaningful employment and training.Every...

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