Technique: Sewing

Sewing

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.

Female refugees working with GAIA in Dallas, Texas sew bags, pouches, and accessories as they rebuild their lives in the United States. While some of the women have had previous sewing skills, others have an opportunity to engage in training to create these pieces while working with different textiles. Many of the women have the flexibility to sew from home using smaller machines, which allows them to also take care of their children and household responsibilities on a flexible schedule. Most of the vintage and recycled textiles come from around the world, such as Africa, Guatemala, Mexico, and Thailand. GAIA supports female refugees and actively advocates for their rights.

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Haiti Design Co.

HAITI DESIGN CO.

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CORR - The Jute Works

CORR - THE JUTE WORKS

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Gaia

GAIA

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Purposefull Tote - Kind Campaign

$ 16.00

It's cool to be kind and purchase this collaboration bag between The Little Market and Kind Campaign. For each bag purchase, 50% of sales will be donated to Kind Campaign,...

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Details

  • Gift Bag 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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Purposefull 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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  • 1 x Medium - Approx: 10" wide x 12" tall / White with 9 in shopping carts

Details

  • 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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Purposefull Tote - Best Day Ever

$ 12.00

Use this bag for wedding favors, wedding gifts, and more special occasions. This reusable handmade bag is perfect as a gift that keeps on giving. Choose from three sizes and...
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  • 5 x Medium - Approx: 10" wide x 12" tall / White

Details

  • 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 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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Purposefull Tote - The Little Market

$ 20.00

Make a statement while you shop. And do it in style. This reusable handmade bag is water-resistant and makes it easy to tote your market finds. Each purchase empowers artisans...

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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