Shop By Cause, The Enivornment – The Little Market

shop by cause, supporting the environment

We prioritize working with groups that use materials originating from sustainably managed sources and that have minimal impact on the environment. Many of our products are made of repurposed, upcycled, and recycled materials.

Natural + Sustainable Materials

Natural Dyes

Recycled + Upcycled Materials

Sustainable Farming Practices

better for the planet + for you

NATURAL + SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

baskets handwoven from sustainably harvested grasses

by Vikapu Bomba

tableware hand-carved from sustainable acacia wood

by saffy

textiles handwoven from pure natural cotton

by kara weaves

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Large Constellation Bowl - Black

$ 68.00

Go ahead and put all your eggs — or fruit — in one basket. This hand-woven bowl will dress up your kitchen counter, coffee table or shelf. This piece includes a...

Details

  • Approximately 12" wide x 3.5" tall
  • Made of sisal and sweetgrass grown naturally in Rwanda
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal.
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Square Open Weave Iringa Basket - Natural

$ 38.00

Spruce up any space with these beautifully simple natural baskets featuring an open weave design. Choose from six sizes, with uses ranging from a sturdy planter, stylish trash bin, or...

Details

  • Materials: milulu grass
  • 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. Steam or wet basket in shallow water to mold to desired shape. Let dry.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Rattan Lidded Basket - Natural

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Store smaller items in these hand-woven baskets, everything from candies to cotton swabs. Available in five sizes or perfect as a nesting set. Each purchase empowers artisan women at MANAVA in...

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  • Extra Small: 4.5" diameter x 5" deep 
  • Small: 6" diameter x 6.5" deep
  • Medium: 7" diameter x 8" deep
  • Large: 10" diameter x 10.5" deep
  • Extra Large: 11.5" diameter x 12" deep
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Dust often with a feather duster or soft brush. Lightly clean the surface with a damp cloth. Please avoid direct sunlight, which can dry the material and cause it to fade.

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Twisted Wood Salad Servers

$ 24.00

Hand-carved with intricately twisted handles, these olive wood salad servers add beauty to any dining table. Each purchase empowers artisans at Wood Carvers of Kenya. Details Small: Approximately 8.75" long, 3"...

Details

  • Small: Approximately 8.75" long, 3" wide
  • Large: Approximately 12.5" long, 3.75" wide
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care: hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of usage.

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Tassel Coaster - Natural

$ 6.00

Protect tabletop surfaces with these stylish hand-woven, cream-colored coasters. Each purchase empowers artisans at Lula Mena in El Salvador. Details Approximately: 5.5" wide x 5.5" long Materials: 90% cotton, 10%...

Details

  • Approximately: 5.5" wide x 5.5" long
  • Materials: 90% cotton, 10% polyester
  • Care instructions: spot wash with damp cloth or machine wash in delicate and lay flat to dry
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Scallop Frame

$ 34.00

Display your most treasured memories with this timeless frame. Handmade from pearl white bone, it features intricate diamond-shaped cutouts for an elegant touch. Each purchase supports female artisans who craft...

Details

  • Small overall dimensions: Approximately 6" x 6" x .75"
  • Holds one 3" x 3" photograph
  • Medium overall dimensions: Approximately 8" x 8" x .75"
  • Holds one 4" x 4" photograph
  • Large overall dimensions: Approximately 8" x 8" x .75"
  • Holds one 5" x 5" photograph
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean
  • Materials: bone, MDF board, metal hardware
  • Includes wall hook on back of frame to hang photos vertically
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Scallop Frame

$ 34.00 - $ 48.00

colored by nature

NATURAL DYES

hand-spun + hand-dyed Ethiopian cotton towels + napkins

by WOVEN promises

pillows + throws hand-patterned with natural dyes

by mali chic

textiles made with naturally dyed handwoven cotton

by bloom & Give

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Indigo Mudcloth Pillow - Darts

$ 88.00

Mix and match our mudcloth pillows to liven up a living room and brighten up bedroom décor. Artisans in Mali hand-draw beautiful designs onto a woven throw for this beautiful...

Details

  • Approximately 18" x 18"
  • Materials: cotton
  • Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features an envelope closure for easy removal.
  • Care Instructions: Spot clean.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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White Mudcloth Pillow - Arrow

$ 88.00

Mix and match our mudcloth pillows to liven up a living room and brighten up bedroom décor. Artisans in Mali hand-draw beautiful designs onto a white woven throw for this...

Details

  • Approximately 20" x 20"
  • Materials: cotton
  • Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features an envelope closure for easy removal.
  • Care Instructions: Spot clean.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Indigo Tie-Dye Tote - No. 5

$ 68.00

Say hello to your new favorite tote bag. This beautiful indigo piece fuses Nordic design and traditional West-African craftsmanship. It features an interior pocket, knotted details, and perfect-length straps for...

Details

  • Approximately 17" tall x 13" wide; 10" handle drop
  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash separately at 86°F / 30°C.

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Striped Hand Towel - Blue

$ 32.00

Add a cheerful pop of blue to your home with this fast-drying towel. Each purchase supports artisans at Woven Promises in Ethiopia. Details Approximately 20" x 30" 100% Ethiopian Cotton...

Details

  • Approximately 20" x 30"
  • 100% Ethiopian Cotton
  • Hand-spun and hand-dyed
  • Care instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.
  • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur

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Dotted Kitchen Towel - Navy

$ 18.00

Made sustainably using zero electricity, these towels are woven from hand-spun, hand-dyed, and line-dried cotton yarn. They're also highly absorbent and get softer with every wash. Each purchase empowers artisans...

Details

  • Approximately 30" x 20"
  • Care instructions: machine wash with like colors, tumble dry low, iron as cotton
  • Materials: 100% Cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Lightweight Fringe Towel - Dusty Blue

$ 60.00

Keep dry with this soft cotton towel. Primarily used as a beach or bath towel, but can also be used as a sarong wrap, picnic blanket, or tablecloth. Hand-woven on...

Details

  • Approximately 40" x 70"
  • Materials: 100% Cotton
  • Highly absorbent, quick to dry, and can be washed using less water
  • Made with environmentally friendly dyes
  • Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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recycled + renewed

REIMAGINED JUST FOR YOU

accessories carefully hand-cast from recycled brass

by meyelo

recycled glassware painted by hand

by chabi chic

beautiful paper made from recycled textiles

by craft boat

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Moroccan Glass Vase - White

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Decorate your favorite room with a display of fresh flowers in this beautifully hand-painted vase. Each purchase empowers artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. Details Approximately 4" x 8" x...

Details

  • Approximately 4" x 8" x 7.8"
  • Holds approximately 34 oz.
  • Materials: glass and lead-free paint
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Food-safe
  • Microwave-friendly and dishwasher-safe

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Hamper - White

$ 68.00

Keep your clothing and linens out of site until laundry day with this classic white hamper. It has been hand-woven from cattail stalks and recycled plastic, and it will last...
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Details

  • Small: Approximately  15" tall x 10" diameter (at bottom) x 14" diameter (at top)
  • 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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Brass Open Bangle Bracelet

$ 44.00

Create an effortlessly elegant look. Complement any outfit with this modern and minimalistic piece. Every purchase empowers makers at Meyelo in Kenya. Details Approximately 2.5" across x 2" tall Material:...

Details

  • Approximately 2.5" across x 2" tall
  • Material: solid brass
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with cloth
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Brass Bottle Opener

$ 32.00

Get the party started! This solid brass bottle opener is hand-casted in a timeless silhouette, making it perfect to pair with your bottle of choice. Each purchase empowers makers at...

Details

  • Approximately 6.5" long x 1.5" wide at top
  • Material: solid brass
  • Care instructions: wipe clean with cloth
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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White Mudcloth Square Gift Box

$ 4.00

Use these handmade boxes for gifting, organization, or storage. Mix and match the different colors, patterns, and sizes to create a unique gift set, and add the finishing touch to...

Details

  • Choose an individual box size, or purchase a set
  • Reusable for multiple occasions
  • Materials: Tree-free paper, recycled cotton textiles, and hosiery scraps
  • As with all handmade items, some variations will occur
  • Care instructions: gently wipe clean with a dry cloth

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taking care of our planet without compromise

SOURCED FROM SUSTAINABLE FARMS

chocolate sustainably made from bean to bar

by MadecassÉ

small farm grown, hand-harvested coffee

by Level Ground Trading

non-GMO tea grown on small-scale farms

by JusTea

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Loose Leaf Tea - Kenyan Earl Grey

$ 14.00

This earl grey tea is like sunshine in a cup. Warm bergamot and berry flavors mix for the perfect summer drink. Includes a hand-carved olive wood tea scoop with beaded...

Details

  • Makes 40 cups. Re-steep this whole leaf tea for 80 cups
  • Steeping Instructions: 1 tea spoon – 205°F – 3 mins
  • 100% Natural Ingredients: Rainforest Alliance Kenyan Black Tea, and organic cold-pressed bergamot oil
  • Includes hand-carved olive wood tea scoop.
  • Contains: 90g of loose leaf tea
  • Caffeine: High
  • Tea is non-GMO.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Organic Rooibos Tea

$ 10.00

Indulge in a cup of fresh and flavorful rooibos tea. This tasty tea can be served hot or cold at your next get together. Each purchase supports artisans and farmworkers...

Details

  • Caffeine-free & naturally high in antioxidants.
  • This packaging is made by hand by women using dried banana bark. Inside of each box is beautiful twine made of dried banana bark and decorated with beads made from recycled magazine paper. The designs can be repurposed for artwork, notecards, and more.
  • Approximately 4.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 3" deep

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle

$ 5.00

Eat your heart out with this tasty chocolate bar. Harvested by hand, shade-grown, and slowly fermented, cocoa is crafted into timeless recipes to deliver a truly sweet chocolate experience. Each...

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  • Chocolate was prepared where nuts were handled.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Dark Chocolate - Sea Salt and Nibs

$ 5.00

Indulge in the rich flavor of this creamy dark chocolate bar. Made from superior grade and organic cocoa, it includes cocoa bean nibs and a sprinkle of sea salt for a...

Details

  • Chocolate was prepared where nuts were handled.
  • Size: 2.64 oz.
  • No-GMOs, Vegan, Gluten Free, Kosher, Soy Free

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Drinking Chocolate

$ 10.00

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Just add the milk of your choice for a cozy cup of hot cocoa. Made with hand-harvested shade-grown cocoa, each purchase empowers Divine Chocolate artisans and farmworkers...

Details

  • Size: Net Wt. 14 oz.
  • Ingredients: sugar, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), dextrose, silicon dioxide (anticaking agent), salt.
  • Made with fair trade cocoa grown by family farmworkers in Ghana.
  • No palm oil or soy. No GMOs. Vegan.
  • Chocolate was prepared where nuts were handled.

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Loose Leaf Tea - African Chai

$ 14.00

Sweet and spicy, the best of both worlds. Pour a cup of this loose leaf black tea, spiced with cloves, cinnamon, fennel, and rose petals, for a relaxing tea time....

Details

  • Makes 40 cups. Re-steep this whole leaf tea for 80 cups
  • Steeping Instructions: 1 tea spoon – 205°F – 3 mins
  • 100% Natural Ingredients: Rainforest Alliance Kenyan Black Tea, allspice, clove, fennel, cinnamon, licorice root, ginger, black pepper, and rose petals
  • Includes hand-carved olive wood tea scoop.
  • Contains: 115g of loose leaf tea
  • Caffeine: Medium
  • Tea is non-GMO.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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