Shop By Cause: resettled refugees

Many refugees have been forced to leave their countries in order to escape war, persecution, environmental change, famine, and unimaginable atrocities.

They must rebuild their lives, oftentimes not knowing the language and culture of the country in which they have resettled. The Little Market sources from artisan groups and social enterprises that aid refugees and internally displaced peoples (IDPs).

artisan: Canaan Palestine

Canaan Palestine is a social enterprise that collaborates with over 2,000 small-scale farming families. The farmworkers range in age from 25 to 70 years old and include people who have been displaced. Canaan Palestine is committed to providing sustainable income opportunities, implementing eco-conscious principles, practicing restorative agriculture, and offering essential resources such as community development workshops, finance training, and health programs.

olive oil

Country: PalestineTechnique: Farming

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Garlic-Infused Olive Oil

$ 24.00

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HANDMADE IN PALESTINE

This flavorful oil will be your new secret ingredient with its endless uses. Dip some freshly baked bread into it, drizzle it over your favorite salad dressing, or use it...

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Basil-Infused Olive Oil

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN PALESTINE

This fragrant oil adds herbaceousness to any plate. Drizzle it over pasta, caprese, or grilled veggies. For a full flavor effect, use it as a finishing oil. Each purchase empowers...

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Chili-Infused Olive Oil

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN PALESTINE

This zesty oil will add a nice flavor to every bite. This oil can be drizzled on anything that needs a little heat. For a full flavor effect, use it...

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Lemon-Infused Olive Oil

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN PALESTINE

This versatile oil is great to have on hand. It works beautifully in a simple salad dressing but also adds a floral citrusy note to any dish. For a full...

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artisan: Gaia

GAIA’s mission is to empower underserved refugee women living in Dallas, Texas through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success here in the United States. The refugee women transform vintage and artisan-made textiles into home and personal accessories, with a focus on sustainability and quality design. Through a living wage and continued training and development, GAIA’s goal is to help lead these resilient women to financial independence and self-sufficiency.

accessories

Country: United StatesTechnique: Jewelry Making + Sewing

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Leather Tassel Keychain - Black

$ 30.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Add charm to your purse, keys, or clutch with a lovely leather tassel. This fringe keychain is handmade by refugee women, and it's the perfect accessory to get for a...

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artisan: Nivas

Empowered artisans in Nepal have created decorative garlands by hand while practicing intricate felt techniques. Many of them previously did not have access to a formal education and are women who are the sole providers for their families. The artisans include refugees, displaced people, single mothers, and divorcees. Through this dignified work, they earn a sustainable income and work toward financial independence.

Felt Garlands

Country: NepalTechnique: wet + needle felting

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Heart Felt Garland - Rainbow

$ 24.00

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HANDMADE IN NEPAL

Celebrate love with a three-dimensional garland perfect for Valentine's Day, engagement parties, and weddings! These lovely rainbow-themed garlands also double as décor for nurseries and kids' rooms. Each garland is...

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Happy Birthday Felt Garland - Blush

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN NEPAL

Say "happy birthday" with décor you can reuse again and again. Celebrate with these lovely three-dimensional garlands perfect for surprises, parties, and office celebrations. Each garland is eco-consciously made using...

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Star Felt Garland - Gray

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN NEPAL

Shoot for the stars. Celebrate or decorate with these lovely three-dimensional garlands that are perfect for parties, nurseries, and kids' rooms! Each garland is eco-consciously made using wool and cotton...

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Oh Baby Felt Garland - Dusty Blue

$ 22.00

HANDMADE IN NEPAL

Welcome the newest member of the family with a fun garland. Celebrate with these lovely three-dimensional garlands perfect for surprises, parties, baby showers, and birthdays. Each garland is eco-consciously made...

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artisan: Prosperity Candle

The women of Prosperity Candle have recently resettled from refugee camps and are building a brighter future for themselves and their families in the United States. The Massachusetts-based social enterprise invests in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty. Prosperity Candle provides living wages — twice the minimum wage in Massachusetts — and many benefits, including services that refugees need.

candles

Country: United StatesTechnique: candle making

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Candle - Fig

$ 44.00

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HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Set the mood for the holidays with this seasonal fragrance — only available for a limited time! This hand-poured, clean-burning candle features a musky fragrance of juicy fig, black currant,...

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Candle - Eucalyptus

$ 44.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Set the mood for the holidays with this seasonal fragrance — only available for a limited time! This hand-poured, clean-burning candle features a refreshing fragrance of minty eucalyptus with hints...

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Candle - Pie Crust

$ 44.00

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HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Set the mood for the holidays with this seasonal fragrance — only available for a limited time! This hand-poured, clean-burning candle features a comforting fragrance of doughy, warm, and freshly...

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Candle - Peppermint

$ 44.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Invigorate the senses with the cooling scent of peppermint. This hand-poured, clean-burning candle features a bright fragrance of refreshing and minty peppermint — perfect for rest and relaxation. Our candles...

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artisan: WomenCraft

WomenCraft is a social enterprise working with more than 300 artisans from Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda. Artisans include resettled refugee women and Tanzanian host communities. Many of these individuals have been living in refugee camps for decades after being displaced. The artisans can increase their crop yield while having a work-family life balance, sending their children to school, and providing better nutrition and healthcare.

baskets

Country: TanzaniaTechnique: weaving

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Round Knitting Basket - Natural

$ 98.00

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HANDMADE IN TANZANIA

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 weavers at WomenCraft in Tanzania....

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

$ 40.00

HANDMADE IN TANZANIA

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: 10.5" diameter x 4" base x 3" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 6" base x 4" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 9" base x 5" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 6" base 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

$ 40.00 - $ 90.00
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Round Woven Storage - Natural

$ 158.00

HANDMADE IN TANZANIA

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 weavers...

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

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HANDMADE IN TANZANIA

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 purchase...

Details

  • Small Approximately: 9.5" tall x 8.5" diameter.
  • Medium Approximately: 11" tall x 10.5" diameter.
  • Large Approximately: 14.5" 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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Soup for Syria Cookbook

This cookbook features recipes from nearly 80 famous chefs from around the world and is part of a project to aid the refugee crisis in Syria. Each purchase helps fund food relief efforts through the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR.

COOKBOOK

Technique: FEATURING RECIPES FROM NEARLY 80 FAMOUS CHEFS