Shop by Cause: U.S Based Groups

As a fair trade organization, The Little Market is committed to working with underserved artisans and producers.

We also partner with several groups in the United States that are creating opportunities for resettled refugees, young mothers, and individuals who have experienced homelessness and incarceration. They are empowered to build new lives for themselves and their families.

artisan: Made by DWC of the Downtown Women's Center

MADE by DWC, the social enterprise component of the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles, California, provides intensive job training and transitional employment opportunities within product and retail environments. These programs give the essential skills and support needed to transition out of homelessness. Through dignified work, participants can rebuild their self-esteem and create safer, healthier futures.

SOAPS

Country: Los Angeles, CaliforniaTechnique: MELT + POUR SOAPMAKING

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Soap - Chamomile

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with 100% essential chamomile oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, shea butter,...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: chamomile essential oil, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, shea butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, vitamin E oil, EDTA, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Soap - Coconut

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So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with coconut fragrance oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, mango butter, and...

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  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: coconut fragrance oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, mango butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, goat’s milk, vitamin E oil, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide

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Soap - Lavender

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So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with 100% essential lavender oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, shea butter,...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: lavender essential oil, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, shea butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, vitamin E oil, EDTA, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Soap - Rose

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with rose fragrance oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, mango butter, and...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: rose fragrance oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, mango butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, goat’s milk, vitamin E oil, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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artisan: Bright ENDEAVORS

Bright Endeavors empowers young mothers from under-resourced communities. Through a job training program, the hardworking women are equipped with career skills, professional development, and a life-changing means to succeed in the workforce. They are empowered to build a bright career path, raise strong families, and create loving homes and communities.

Soaking Salts

Country: Chicago, IllinoisTechnique: Hand-blending

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Rose Soaking Salt

$ 18.00

Make some time for yourself, and don't forget to stop and smell the roses. This rose soaking salt has been carefully hand-blended from rose petals, natural rose oil, and pink...

Details

  • 8 oz.
  • Phthalate-free
  • Ingredients: pink Himalayan sea salt, all-natural rose oil (fragrance), and rose herbs

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Lavender Soaking Salt

$ 18.00

Lavender is well-known as a soothing and calming flower. This soaking salt has been carefully hand-blended from lavender herb, natural lavender oil, and pink Himalayan sea salt. Each purchase empowers...

Details

  • 8 oz.
  • Phthalate-free
  • Ingredients: pink Himalayan sea salt, all-natural lavender oil (fragrance), and lavender herbs

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Sugar Scrub - Coconut

$ 24.00

Treat your skin to this luxurious coconut sugar scrub. This natural body scrub has been made with love with sugar, coconut oil, and fragrance oil. Each purchase empowers female artisans at Bright...

Details

  • 6 oz.
  • 3" tall x 2.5" wide
  • Made with all-natural ingredients: white sugar, brown sugar, coconut oil, and all-natural coconut fragrance oil

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Sugar Scrub - Vanilla

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Let your skin glow with this delicious vanilla sugar scrub. This natural body scrub has been made with love with sugar, coconut oil, and fragrance oil. Each purchase empowers female artisans...

Details

  • 6 oz.
  • 3" tall x 2.5" wide
  • Made with all-natural ingredients: white sugar, brown sugar, coconut oil, and all-natural vanilla fragrance oil

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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: Dallas, TexasTechnique: 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

$ 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...

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  • 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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artisan: Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to individuals who were formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. The artisans in their social enterprise screen-print our made-to-order reusable totes. With our special-edition reusable totes, 50% of each purchase will be donated to Homeboy Industries.

tote bags

Country: Los Angeles, CaliforniaTechnique: screen-printing

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Shopping Tote - Homeboy

$ 20.00

Take this tote anywhere — to the beach, the store, or the farmers market. Eco-conscious and made to last, each bag is handcrafted by artisan women in Bangladesh and screen-printed...

Details

  • Small: approximately 15.5" wide x 11.5" tall x 7.5" deep
  • Large: approximately 16" wide x 15" tall x 9" deep
  • Materials: LDPE lamination coated jute fabric, AZO-free ink
  • Laminated interior is water-resistant
  • Care instructions: Spot clean exterior. Wipe interior clean with damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Customize it! Contact our Customer Support Team at (800) 404-3300 or email hello@thelittlemarket.com to learn about adding your own unique message to this bag.

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Gift Tote - Heart

$ 12.00

Wear your heart on your bag. Tote your favorite things or gift some love to a friend with this handmade, water-resistant bag. Choose from three sizes and black or white...

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  • Small Approximately: 8" wide x 10" tall x 6" deep
  • Medium Approximately: 10" wide x 12" tall x 6" deep
  • Large Approximately: 12" wide x 12" tall x 8" deep
  • Materials: LDPE lamination coated jute fabric, AZO-free ink
  • Laminated interior is water-resistant
  • Care instructions: Spot clean exterior. Wipe interior clean with damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Customize it! Contact our Customer Support Team at (800) 404-3300 or email hello@thelittlemarket.com to learn about adding your own unique message to this bag.

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Shopping Tote - Homegirl

$ 20.00

Take this tote anywhere — to the beach, the store, or the farmers market. Eco-conscious and made to last, each bag is handcrafted by artisan women in Bangladesh and screen-printed...

Details

  • Small: approximately 15.5" wide x 11.5" tall x 7.5" deep
  • Large: approximately 16" wide x 15" tall x 9" deep
  • Materials: LDPE lamination coated jute fabric, AZO-free ink
  • Laminated interior is water-resistant
  • Care instructions: Spot clean exterior. Wipe interior clean with damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Customize it! Contact our Customer Support Team at (800) 404-3300 or email hello@thelittlemarket.com to learn about adding your own unique message to this bag.

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Reusable Tote - Be Kind

$ 16.00

It's cool to be kind. Spread kindness with this thoughtful gift bag. Each bag is handmade, water-resistant, durable, and reusable, making it a bonus gift that keeps on giving. Choose...

Details

  • Large gift bag approximately: 12" wide x 12" tall x 8" deep
  • Small shopping bag approximately 15.5" wide x 11.5" tall x 7.5" deep
  • Large shopping bag approximately: 16" wide x 15" tall x 9" deep
  • Materials: LDPE lamination coated jute fabric, AZO-free ink
  • Laminated interior is water-resistant
  • Care instructions: Spot clean exterior. Wipe interior clean with damp cloth.
  • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur
  • Customize it! Contact our Customer Support Team at (800) 404-3300 or email hello@thelittlemarket.com to learn about adding your own unique message to this bag.

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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. Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise based in Massachusetts that invests in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty. Candles are the focus of this enterprise because candle making is a business a woman can start and expand in the safety of her own home with local materials, a critical element at times of unrest.

candles

Country: Easthampton, MassachusettsTechnique: 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

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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...

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  • 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

$ 34.00

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: Musee Bath

Based out of Canton, Mississippi, Musee Bath is dedicated to alleviating poverty by creating sustainable job opportunities. The social enterprise supports second chances for individuals who have endured various hardships including incarceration. Musee Bath provides a supportive and encouraging work environment for those in reentry programs, along with access to general and higher education and finance training. 

bath bombs

Country: Canton, MississippiTechnique: hand-blending

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Bath Bomb - Lavender

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Sit back, relax, and daydream of lavender fields with this bath bomb made from lavender essential oil, dried herbs, and Himalayan salt. Get one for yourself, or gift it to a...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, lavender essential oil, pink Himalayan salt, lavender flowers.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Rose

$ 10.00

Stop and smell the roses. Take time to feel completely pampered from head to toe with this fizzy floral bath bomb. Made with coconut oil, dried rose petals, and Himalayan...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, rose, pink Himalayan salt, fragrance.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Lemon

$ 10.00

Take a trip to your own personal day spa — from the comfort of your home. Feel rejuvenated with the scent of zesty citrus in this bath bomb made with lemon...

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  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, pink Himalayan salt, lemon essential oil, lemon peel.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Chamomile

$ 10.00

Grab a cup of tea, head to the bath, and unwind with this relaxing bath bomb made with chamomile essential oil, dried herbs, and Himalayan salt. Perfect for someone who deserves...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, olive oil, pink Himalayan salt, fragrance oil.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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