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

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Large Canvas Tote - Black

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Not your average canvas bag. This large tote bag features leather handles to make carrying groceries, workout clothes, and everyday essentials a breeze. Each purchase empowers artisans at Haiti Design...

Details

  • Materials: canvas and locally sourced leather
  • Care instructions: Spot clean. Let air dry.
  • Includes interior pocket
  • Approximately: 23" long x 16.75" wide, 9" handle
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Wall Art - "Work Hard, Be Nice"

$ 31.50 $ 42.00

Inspire the world around you with this meaningful message. This banner was hand-embroidered and handmade using reclaimed denim. Every purchase empowers artisans at Haiti Design Co. Details Approximately 11.75" wide,...

Details

  • Approximately 11.75" wide, 16" tall
  • Care instructions: Spot clean.
  • Made with reclaimed denim & natural sisal rope
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Large Canvas Tote - Cream

$ 48.00

Not your average canvas bag. This large tote bag features leather handles to make carrying groceries, workout clothes, and everyday essentials a breeze. Each purchase empowers artisans at Haiti Design...

Details

  • Materials: canvas and locally sourced leather
  • Care instructions: Spot clean. Let air dry.
  • Includes interior pocket
  • Approximately: 23" long x 16.75" wide, 9" handle
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Leather Key Fob - Redwood

$ 18.00 $ 24.00

Easily keep track of your keys with this stylish key fob. It was beautifully handmade using locally sourced leather. Every purchase supports artisans at Haiti Design Co. Details Approximately 1"...

Details

  • Approximately 1" wide, 7" tall
  • Hand-stitched with full-grain Haitian vegetable-tanned leather
  • Features solid brass hardware
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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