I am thrilled to announce that Lauren Conrad and I have launched The Little Market, an online marketplace featuring ethically sourced handmade goods from artisan groups in developing countries. We seek out artisan groups that follow fair trade practices and employ women.
When Lauren and I met as students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we realized that we shared a love of design, an interest in world cultures, and a passion for improving the lives of women. Since then, we’ve traveled around the world together to countries including El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Tanzania, and Uganda. In our travels have learned about each culture by exploring the local markets. We love to find one-of-a-kind items that are unique to each country.
At The Little Market you can discover these products crafted with integrity and pride and selected for their beauty. Every purchase fulfills the dream of a talented artisan by providing an income to support the health and education of her family. Our mission is to empower women around the world living in poverty and seeking self-sufficiency by bringing their handmade products to you.
We hope that you love each piece as much as we do.