Many artisans who are partners with The Little Market sew beautiful, fair trade pieces. More than 24 women at Haiti Design Co. are part of the group’s sewing team. The talented artisans create beautiful products such as handbags, soft leather goods, and homewares. Textile manufacturing does not occur within Haiti, so the denim and canvas pieces that Haiti Design Co. artisans use to make products arrive from jeans factories located in the Dominican Republic. Haiti Design Co. aims to maximize the sustainability and the impact of the process followed to make these handmade products.
Across communities within Bangladesh, you’ll find around 6,000 inspiring female artisans working with CORR - The Jute Works helping to craft beautiful goods including our PURPOSEfull totes. The majority of the women are illiterate and live in rural areas. Through this nonprofit social enterprise, they are able to develop their skills and earn fair wages.
Durable and environmentally conscious, these meaningful bags are made from locally sourced, ready-made jute fibers, which grow well in Bangladesh’s climate. CORR - The Jute Works has a sewing center in Mirerbazar and works with producer groups within the city of Dhaka to sew these bags. This process can take approximately an hour and half based on the sizes, designs, and materials, without accounting for screen printing. Our Product Development and Design Team at The Little Market works together to provide hand-lettering and font styles that are then screen-printed by hand using AZO-free reactive colors at CORR - The Jute Works.