Shop By Cause: survivors of human trafficking

It is estimated that over 40 million individuals worldwide are victims of human trafficking, often forced to work in the commercial sex trade.*

The Little Market works with social enterprises across the globe that empower survivors with employment and fair wages.

artisan: Basha

Basha’s high quality, unique kantha products are handmade by strong women who are survivors of human sex trafficking in Bangladesh. The artisans complete a training and rehabilitation program prior to beginning work. Basha provides weekly training including literacy and life skills programs. The artisans also receive medical support, counseling, and daycare assistance.

Quilts

Country: United StatesTechnique: EMBROIDERY + KANTHA STITCHING

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Large Kantha Quilt - No. 261

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Cozy up with this one-of-a-kind blanket. This beautiful quilt is made with layers of vintage cotton saris, hand-sewn together by a traditional kantha stitch. Each blanket includes the hand-stitched name...

Details

  • Approximately 94" x 100"
  • Fits King
  • Care instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.
  • Kanthas are made of layers of fabric hand-stitched together using repurposed fabrics. This quilt boasts two sides featuring two different beautiful patterns. You will never find the same fabric twice. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

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Large Kantha Quilt - No. 254

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Cozy up with this one-of-a-kind blanket. This beautiful quilt is made with layers of vintage cotton saris, hand-sewn together by a traditional kantha stitch. Each blanket includes the hand-stitched name...

Details

  • Approximately 94" x 100"
  • Fits King
  • Care instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.
  • Kanthas are made of layers of fabric hand-stitched together using repurposed fabrics. This quilt boasts two sides featuring two different beautiful patterns. You will never find the same fabric twice. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

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artisan: Tayo Collective

Located in the Philippines, TAYO Collective works with resilient women, ages 20 to 30, who are survivors of the sex trade. Through TAYO Collective, they have access to safe housing, dignified employment, nutrition and health training, personal development programs, and a tuition-free college education. Every purchase empowers the women to break the cycle of poverty and permanently escape the sex trade.

jewelry

Country: PhilippinesTechnique: Jewelry Making

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Pearl Necklace - Yellow Gold

$ 40.00

What a gem. This dainty necklace features a Philippine pearl, known to bring balance, femininity, and healing, and is the perfect everyday accessory. It includes a lightweight and adjustable gold-filled...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain and Philippine pearl
  • These necklaces offer an extension, so it can be worn at different lengths
  • Chain length: 16", 17", or 18"
  • Includes a spring ring clasp for secure closure.
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Pearl Bracelet - Rose Gold

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What a gem. This dainty bracelet features a Philippine pearl, known to bring balance, femininity, and healing, and is the perfect everyday accessory. Adjust the thin, gold-filled chain to your...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain and Philippine pearl
  • These bracelets offer an extension, so it can be worn at different lengths.
  • Chain length: 6", 6.5", or 7"
  • Includes a spring ring clasp for secure closure.
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Dark Blue Opal Necklace - Yellow Gold

$ 40.00

What a gem. This dainty necklace features a blue opal, known to bring joy and spark creativity, and is the perfect everyday accessory. It includes a lightweight and adjustable gold-filled...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain and blue opal
  • These necklaces offer an extension, so it can be worn at different lengths
  • Chain length: 16", 17", or 18"
  • Includes a spring ring clasp for secure closure.
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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Light Blue Opal Bracelet - Rose Gold

$ 28.00

What a gem. This dainty bracelet features a blue opal, known to bring joy and spark creativity, and is the perfect everyday accessory. It features an adjustable gold-filled chain, so...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain and blue opal
  • These bracelets offer an extension, so it can be worn at different lengths.
  • Chain length: 6", 6.5", or 7"
  • Includes a spring ring clasp for secure closure.
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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artisan: Anchal Project

Anchal Project is an India-based social enterprise that supports employment opportunities for women previously exploited by the commercial sex trade. The social enterprise offers holistic solutions to societal inequalities by providing skills training, full-time employment opportunities, educational workshops, health services, a safe work environment, and access to a larger marketplace.

Textiles

Country: IndiaTechnique: EMBROIDERY + KANTHA STITCHING

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Cross Stitch Pillow - Black

$ 88.00

Add subtle texture to any pillowscape with this cross-stitched creation. Each purchase empowers artisan women at Anchal Project in India. Details Care instructions: Dry clean recommended. Materials: 1 layer of...

Details

  • Care instructions: Dry clean recommended.
  • Materials: 1 layer of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas
  • Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features a gold zipper closure for easy removal.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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White + Black Kitchen Towel - Diamonds

$ 20.00

Spruce up your space with this kitchen towel — made from soft, organic cotton and hand-embroidered with geometric patterns. Each purchase empowers artisan women at Anchal Project in India. Details...

Details

  • Approximately 18" long x 28" wide
  • Care instructions: Machine wash cold and tumble dry low. Promptly remove from dryer.
  • Materials: 1 layer of cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Napkin - Midnight

$ 14.00

This beautiful blue napkin adds casual elegance to any table. Machine washable and made from 100% organic cotton canvas. Each purchase empowers artisan women at Anchal Project in India. Details...

Details

  • Care instructions: Machine wash cold and tumble dry low. Promptly remove from dryer.
  • Materials: 1 layer of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Grid Quilt - White + Navy

$ 108.00

Bundle up! Stitched with six layers of super-soft, organic cotton, this quilt will keep you warm throughout the chilliest months. Available in two sizes and colors. Each purchase empowers artisan...

Details

  • Care instructions: Dry clean recommended.
  • Materials: 6 layers of 100% organic cotton
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Grid Quilt - White + Navy

$ 108.00 - $ 188.00

artisan: Penh Lenh

Penh Lenh is committed to empowering strong young women in Cambodia, several of whom have survived trafficking. Penh Lenh, which means “whole,” helps to provide these strong women with a high quality of education, vocational training, career opportunities and professional skills, and finance and budget training.

Jewelry

Country: CambodiaTechnique: Jewelry Making

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Tassel Earrings - Light Pink

$ 38.00

Make a statement with these tassel earrings. Move with ease with handmade earrings. Each purchase empowers artisans at Penh Lenh in Cambodia. Details Materials: 14kt gold-fill earwire and gold-plated brass...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-fill earwire and gold-plated brass cone, Cambodian thread tassels
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water & mild soap to clean, air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur
  • Please note that all earrings are final sale and cannot be exchanged, refunded, or returned.

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Layered Tassel Earrings - Navy

$ 38.00

Make a statement with these tassel earrings. Move with ease with handmade layered earrings. Each purchase empowers artisans at Penh Lenh in Cambodia. Details Materials: 14kt gold-fill earwire and gold-plated...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-fill earwire and gold-plated brass cone, Cambodian thread tassels
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water & mild soap to clean, air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur
  • Please note that all earrings are final sale and cannot be exchanged, refunded, or returned.

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Tiny Tassel Bracelet - Mauve

$ 28.00

Add a sophisticated, yet whimsical touch to your wrist. This dainty tassel bracelet is the perfect accessory from day to night. Each purchase empowers artisans at Penh Lenh in Cambodia....

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain and Cambodian thread tassels
  • This bracelet offers an extension, so it can be worn at different lengths
  • Chain length: 6", 6.5", or 7"
  • Metal care instructions: Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Tiny Tassel Necklace - Black

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This delicate tassel necklace is likely to become your favorite accessory. Step out in style for brunch, a girls night out, or special occasion with this handmade necklace. Each purchase...

Details

  • Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain, Cambodian thread tassels
  • These necklaces offer an extension so it can be worn at different lengths
  • Chain length: 16", 18", or 20"
  • Metal Care instructions: Use warm water & mild soap to clean, air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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