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 - Birthday Cake with Sprinkles

$ 34.00

Celebrate a birthday with the delicious scent of a freshly baked vanilla cake, creamy frosting and all. Topped with sprinkles, this candle is the perfect birthday gift! Each purchase supports...

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 and 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 - Champagne

$ 34.00

Cheers to special occasions with this celebration candle. The fragrance is sweet with a hint of effervescence to invoke memories of champagne bubbles. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity...

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 and 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 - Lavender

$ 34.00

Relax with the calming lavender scent. 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...

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 and 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 - Fig

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Figs have such a short season. Enjoy the sweet scent of a fig tree year-round with this candle. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States. Details 4 1/8"...

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 and 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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Woven Basket - White & Natural - No. 4

$ 30.00

Style this wide woven basket on its own or use it to keep away clutter. Handmade from natural grasses, this bowl is ideal for holding keys, jewelry, or fruit, and...

Details

  • Small approximately: 11" diameter x 3.5" wide x 3" tall
  • Medium approximately: 14" diameter x 5.75" wide x 4.5" tall
  • Large approximately: 17.75" diameter x 9" wide x 5.5" tall
  • Extra Large approximately: 21.75" diameter x 12" wide x 6.5" tall
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • 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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Knitting Basket - White

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Use this basket to store clean laundry, balls of yarn, or toys. Hand-woven from cattail stalks and recycled plastic, this basket will last for years. Each purchase empowers the Wolof...

Details

  • Approximately 18" long,  15" wide, 10" tall
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Wipe the basket with a damp cloth. If you choose to use soap, please use it lightly to avoid saturating the basket and the stalks located inside the coils.

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Lidded Hamper - Natural

$ 158.00

Conceal your laundry, linens, or toys with these beautiful hand-woven hampers. Each hamper is handmade from sustainable grasses and recycled grain sacks. Every purchase empowers artisans at WomenCraft in Tanzania....

Details

  • Small Approximately: 14" tall x 14" diameter.
  • Medium Approximately: 16" tall x 15" diameter.
  • Large Approximately: 18" tall x 17" diameter.
  • Materials: locally harvested star grass, locally sourced papyrus, and recycled grain bags.
  • Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur.

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Lidded Hamper - Natural

$ 158.00 - $ 178.00
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Round Woven Storage - White

$ 158.00

Toss dirty laundry into these nesting baskets. Use one for delicates, another for colors, and one for whites to sort in style. These hand-woven baskets are also perfect planters or...

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: elephant grass, dye
  • Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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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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Basil-Infused Olive Oil

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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 Approximately 8.5 ounces; 2"...

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

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Chili-Infused Olive Oil

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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....

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

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Garlic-Infused Olive Oil

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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...

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

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Lemon-Infused Olive Oil

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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...

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  • 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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Girl's Mini Heart Purse - Blockprint

$ 33.00 $ 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

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