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: United StatesTechnique: MELT + POUR SOAPMAKING

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Soap - Peppermint

$ 12.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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

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Soap - Citrus

$ 12.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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

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Soap - Rose

$ 12.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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...

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Soap - Chamomile

$ 12.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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,...

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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: United StatesTechnique: Hand-blending

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Soaking Salt - Peppermint (8 oz.)

$ 22.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Start off your self-care day by relaxing in a warm bath immersed with a natural, hand-blended pink Himalayan soaking salt. Infused with peppermint essential oil to achieve a refreshing and...

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Soaking Salt - Coconut (8 oz.)

$ 22.00

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Start off your self-care day by relaxing in a warm bath immersed with a natural, hand-blended pink Himalayan soaking salt. Infused with coconut fragrance oil to achieve a tropical and...

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Soaking Salt - Citrus (8 oz.)

$ 22.00

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HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Start off your self-care day by relaxing in a warm bath immersed with a natural, hand-blended pink Himalayan soaking salt. Infused with orange pure grade essential oil and orange peels...

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Soaking Salt - Lavender (8 oz.)

$ 22.00

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Start off your self-care day by relaxing in a warm bath immersed with a natural, hand-blended pink Himalayan soaking salt. Infused with lavender oil and herbs to achieve a peaceful...

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artisan: Fountain House + Body

Social enterprise Fountain House + Body is committed to helping people living with serious mental illness, who often face challenges to finding and maintaining a sustainable income. In a safe, rehabilitative environment, producers participate in a transitional employment program where they can build relationships and gain the confidence needed to grow and succeed in the workforce. Fountain House + Body is not only dedicated to uplifting them, but also to helping combat the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

Hand Sanitizer

Country: United StatesTechnique: Mixing

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Hand Sanitizer - Citrus

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Remove most common germs on the surface with a ready-to-go spray hand sanitizer. Made with a non-sticky formula, leaving your hands feeling clean and smooth after each use. Infused with...

Details

  • Made following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our hand sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol (190 proof ethanol). When accessible, please wash hands using soap and plain water.
  • Approximately 4 oz.
  • Reusable glass spray bottle approximately: 6" height x 2" width
  • For best results, use within 12 months of opening.
  • Caution: Essential oils may be irritating to some skin types.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

Ingredients + Benefits

  • Kills most common germs
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil: calms and relieves stress
  • Full Ingredients: 62% ethanol (190 proof ethanol alcohol) made from certified non-GMO cane sugar, 100% pure aloe vera juice, and grapefruit essential oil

How To Use

  • Massage gently onto hands. Recommended for hands only.
  • For external use only.
  • If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • Flammable liquid: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces.

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Hand Sanitizer - Peppermint

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Remove most common germs on the surface with a ready-to-go spray hand sanitizer. Made with a non-sticky formula, leaving your hands feeling clean and smooth after each use. Infused with...

Details

  • Made following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our hand sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol (190 proof ethanol). When accessible, please wash hands using soap and plain water.
  • Approximately 4 oz.
  • Reusable glass spray bottle approximately: 6" height x 2" width
  • For best results, use within 12 months of opening.
  • Caution: Essential oils may be irritating to some skin types.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

Ingredients + Benefits

  • Kills most common germs
  • Peppermint Essential Oil: boosts energy and alleviates stress
  • Full Ingredients: 62% ethanol (190 proof ethanol alcohol) made from certified non-GMO cane sugar, 100% pure aloe vera juice, and peppermint essential oil

How To Use

  • Massage gently onto hands. Recommended for hands only.
  • For external use only.
  • If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • Flammable liquid: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces.

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Hand Sanitizer - Patchouli

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Remove most common germs on the surface with a ready-to-go spray hand sanitizer. Made with a non-sticky formula, leaving your hands feeling clean and smooth after each use. Infused with...

Details

  • Made following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our hand sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol (190 proof ethanol). When accessible, please wash hands using soap and plain water.
  • Approximately 4 oz.
  • Reusable glass spray bottle approximately: 6" height x 2" width
  • For best results, use within 12 months of opening.
  • Caution: Essential oils may be irritating to some skin types.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

Ingredients + Benefits

  • Kills most common germs
  • Patchouli Essential Oil: calms and relieves stress
  • Full Ingredients: 62% ethanol (190 proof ethanol alcohol) made from certified non-GMO cane sugar, 100% pure aloe vera juice, and patchouli essential oil

How To Use

  • Massage gently onto hands. Recommended for hands only.
  • For external use only.
  • If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • Flammable liquid: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces.

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Hand Sanitizer - Lavender

$ 18.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Remove most common germs on the surface with a ready-to-go spray hand sanitizer. Made with a non-sticky formula, leaving your hands feeling clean and smooth after each use. Infused with...

Details

  • Made following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our hand sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol (190 proof ethanol). When accessible, please wash hands using soap and plain water.
  • Approximately 4 oz.
  • Reusable glass spray bottle approximately: 6" height x 2" width
  • For best results, use within 12 months of opening.
  • Caution: Essential oils may be irritating to some skin types.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

Ingredients + Benefits

  • Kills most common germs
  • Lavender Essential Oil: reduces stress
  • Full Ingredients: 62% ethanol (190 proof ethanol alcohol) made from certified non-GMO cane sugar, 100% pure aloe vera juice, and lavender essential oil

How To Use

  • Massage gently onto hands. Recommended for hands only.
  • For external use only.
  • If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • Flammable liquid: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces.

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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

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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...

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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 + baked goods

Country: United StatesTechnique: screen-printing + baking

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Barking to the Choir Book

$ 26.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Following his first book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion," Father Gregory Boyle returns to tell readers about the power of unconditional love, faith, and radical kinship...

Details

  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 6 x 1
  • Hardcover

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Tattoos on the Heart Book

$ 26.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

After seeing the impact of gang violence in his hometown of Los Angeles beginning in the late 1980s, Father Gregory Boyle was motivated to make a change and better his...

Details

  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 6 x 1
  • Hardcover

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Shopping Tote - Homeboy

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN BANGLADESH

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...

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Shopping Tote - Homegirl

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN BANGLADESH

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

  • 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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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: United StatesTechnique: Candle Making

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Candle - Eucalyptus

$ 38.00

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HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Koalas love eucalyptus trees — and we do too. Share a favorite aroma with this adorable animal. Each purchase empowers women artisans at Prosperity Candle who have resettled as refugees...

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Candle - Peppermint

$ 38.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Invigorate the senses with the cool scent of peppermint. The hand-poured fair trade product has an invigorating scent for your home. Each purchase empowers women artisans at Prosperity Candle who...

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Candle - Fig

$ 38.00

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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 empowers women artisans at Prosperity Candle who have resettled as...

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Candle - Pie Crust

$ 38.00

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HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

There's something so wonderful about the delicious smell of a pie baking. If you're looking for a holiday gift, you've found the perfect choice. Each purchase empowers women artisans at...

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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: United StatesTechnique: hand-blending

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Bath Bomb - Peppermint

$ 10.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle in for a luxurious bath. Made with coconut oil and Himalayan salt, this bath bomb is sure to make you feel energized...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, peppermint, pink Himalayan salt.
  • 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

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

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...

Details

  • 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 - Vanilla

$ 10.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Here's something sweet to enjoy before bed. Nourish your skin with this vanilla-scented bath bomb made with coconut oil and Himalayan salt. Perfect for yourself, or for a friend who...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, vanilla, pink Himalayan salt.
  • 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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artisan: ShemeshFarms

ShemeshFarms empowers young farm fellows living with diverse abilities in Malibu, California. The team of farm fellows and producers works in a supportive, inclusive environment with college students, interns, and volunteers. They can feel empowered to create unique spice blends while implementing eco-conscious practices and reaching a wider audience.

SPICE BLENDS

Country: United StatesTechnique: FARMING + HERB MIXING

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California Sun Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Full of flavor, this onion blossom and horseradish blend brings life to appetizers and entrees alike. Perfect for adding flavor to any poultry, meat, fish, vegetarian, or vegan dishes. Each...

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Malibu Riviera Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Indulge in a warm, sweet herb blend inspired by the Italian Riviera and California coast. Perfect for adding flavor to any meat, poultry, egg, fish, or pastas. Each purchase empowers...

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Salt + Roses Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

This balanced blend of sweet and salty adds a botanical treat to cocktails, cakes, and more. Perfect for adding flavor to any vegetables, rice, pasta, sweet desserts, and mixed drinks....

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Winter Blossom Spice Blend

$ 14.00

HANDMADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Find all your go-to spices in one rich, bold blend with the iconic flavors of rosemary and oregano. Perfect for adding flavor to any fish, meats, poultry, and vegetables. Each...

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