We 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.
As a fair trade organization, The Little Market is committed to work with underserved artisans and producers — all across the world and right here in the United States.
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.
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.
Jewelry Making + Sewing
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.
screen-printing + Baking
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.