Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla teamed up to bring you gorgeous handmade creations while helping the artisans that made them through The Little Market.
Looking back, who would have thought that ‘LC’, the MTV reality series “Laguna Beach” star, would set up an online platform “where a global community can come together to combat poverty, empower communities and create social justice.” Well, Lauren Conrad has done just that with the help of best bud and Human Rights Watch committee member Hannah Skvarla and several groups of rural artisans dedicated to their craft.
Lauren, Hannah and their team work with artisan groups in developing countries around the world, sustainably sourcing unique, completely handmade items that support the preservation of traditional skills. The Little Market offers a selection of accessories, homewares, decorations, knick-knacks and even suitcases, all produced ethically and under Fair Trade principles.
In return for offering up their creations for sale, The Little Market team provides their artisans with design insight and the ability to make items for a broader, worldwide customer base. The Market boasts artisan work from many countries such as Bolivia, India, Mexico, Tunisia, Nepal and Peru, offering up the characteristic handcrafts, colors and designs of their particular region. Each artisan group in these countries receives the earnings from the sales of their products on The Little Market.
All of the handmade items sold through the market are made by artisans who receive a living wage for their work, ensuring their ability to buy food, provide schooling and medical attention for their families. The Little Market provides a platform for these artisans to connect their items to customers, empowering them and preserving the traditional handcrafting skills and artisan techniques of their cultures and communities.
Take a peek at this online marketplace, and make the choice to help The Little Market support V-Day, a global campaign to stop violence against women and girls.
“We acknowledge the interdependency of people around the world and our responsibility to help others.” -The Little Market
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Images: The Little Market