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: 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 - Coconut Milk

$ 36.00

Escape your worries and enjoy the tropical blend of fresh, creamy coconut milk. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States. Details 4 1/8" tall x...

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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Candle - Gardenia

$ 36.00

Fall in love with the sweet, exotic smell of gardenias. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States. Details 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter 10 oz. of...

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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Candle - Laguna Beach

$ 36.00

Imagine soaking in the sun and breathing in the fresh ocean air. With a fragrance reminiscent of the seashore, this candle evokes warm beachy vibes no matter where you are....

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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Candle - Peppermint

$ 36.00

Invigorate the senses with the cool scent of peppermint. The hand-poured fair trade product has an invigorating scent for your home. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States....

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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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

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

$ 68.00 - $ 88.00

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

$ 20.00

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

Details

  • 100% USDA Organic
  • Approximately 8.5 ounces; 2" wide x 9" tall
  • Store in a cool dark place

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Basil-Infused Olive Oil

$ 20.00

This subtle, fragrant oil adds dimension to any plate. Drizzle it over pasta salads, caprese, or grilled veggies. Each purchase empowers farmworkers at Canaan Palestine. Details 100% USDA Organic Approximately...

Details

  • 100% USDA Organic
  • Approximately 8.5 ounces; 2" wide x 9" tall
  • Store in a cool dark place

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Chili-Infused Olive Oil

$ 20.00

This zesty oil will add a nice kick to every bite. Perfect for spice lovers, this goes well with all types of cuisines. Each purchase empowers farmworkers at Canaan Palestine....

Details

  • 100% USDA Organic
  • Approximately 8.5 ounces; 2" wide x 9" tall
  • Store in a cool dark place

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Lemon-Infused Olive Oil

$ 20.00

This versatile, fragrant oil is great to have on hand. It works beautifully alone as a simple salad dressing but also plays well with other ingredients. Each purchase empowers farmworkers...

Details

  • 100% USDA Organic
  • Approximately 8.5 ounces; 2" wide x 9" tall
  • Store in a cool dark place

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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

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...

Details

  • Approximately 6.5" long
  • Materials: genuine suede, lambskin leather, brass lobster, brown leather loop
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handwoven items, variations will occur

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Small Leather Tassel Keychain - Rose

$ 30.00

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...

Details

  • Approximately 4.5" long
  • Materials: genuine suede, lambskin leather, brass lobster, and brown leather loop
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Girl's Mini Heart Purse - Blockprint

$ 44.00

Show some love for your little one with this little heart-shaped bag. Handmade and hand-woven with recycled fabrics, it's just the right size. Each purchase supports female refugees at GAIA...

Details

  • Approximately 7" wide x 7" tall; 15" strap
  • Care instructions: Spot clean fabric.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Girl's Mini Heart Purse - Wildflowers

$ 44.00

Show some love for your little one with this little heart-shaped bag. Handmade and hand-woven with recycled fabrics, it's just the right size. Each purchase supports female refugees at GAIA...

Details

  • Approximately 7" wide x 7" tall; 15" strap
  • Care instructions: Spot clean fabric.
  • 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