The Little Market : By Women For Women
The Little Market is an online fair trade shop founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla where customers can purchase beautiful products handmade by artisans around the world. The market provides design insights, helping the founders’ partners showcase artisans’ traditional skills and cultural techniques to a broader audience. The Little Market practices fair trade principles, and every purchase from The Little Market generates meaningful income for the artisans and their families. Working through cooperatives and social enterprises, their artisan partners improve the quality of life in their communities in a number of ways, including literacy workshops, business training, and health programs. Women artisans are often able to work from home while caring for their families, and they can use the extra income to send their children to school. Oftentimes these children will be the first generation to graduate high school. The Little Market is an independent nonprofit, charitable organization [501(c)3]. All sales revenue generated is retained within The Little Market, and any surpluses are used to purchase product and expand the number of artisans we work with around the world. We are proud to be members of the Fair Trade Federation and the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.