Backstage: Fair Trade Month at The Little Market


As a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, The Little Market sources from artisans groups in underserved communities all around the world to offer handmade goods created while following fair trade principles. During Fair Trade Month, we highlighted the people who are making a difference in the fair trade movement. Keep reading to learn more about fair trade and its impact. 

Coffee + Conversation with DWC

This October, we had the honor of co-hosting our monthly Coffee + Conversations event with MADE by DWC. MADE by DWC is the social enterprise branch created by the Downtown Women’s Center, which serves women transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles. Our Community Outreach Advocate Latoya Hawthorne-Stiner was the moderator for this event. Penney Manning and Joseph “Joe” Altepeter from MADE by DWC were our incredible panelists.


Read more about our inspiring event here.

For all upcoming events, stay tuned to our Instagram and website for more details and right here on Cultural Exchange for behind-the-scenes looks.

Celebrating Six Years of the Little Market

Lauren and Hannah {Claire Thomas x The Little Market}

Oct. 24 marked the sixth anniversary of The Little Market! When our co-founders Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla created The Little Market in 2013, our nonprofit ethically purchased products from five artisan groups in eight countries. Six years later, we have expanded our reach to carrying products from over 70 artisan groups and social enterprises in more than 25 countries and sovereign states. We prioritize working with small artisan groups from rural areas that normally would not have a platform in the global market. 

Anchal Project - Artisans {Photo Courtesy of Anchal Project} manava_reang_weaver 

This year we partnered with new artisan groups such as Anchal Project, Musee Bath, Olive &  Annie, Tribal Textiles, Canaan Palestine, and we hope to continue partnering with more groups and expanding our reach in the years to come. 

Read more about our six-year anniversary here.

Charity Collaboration with Human Rights Watch

The Little Market x Human Rights Watch Collaboration - Tote {The Little Market}

We are proud to collaborate with Human Rights Watch. This October, we launched our latest charity tote and candle. For every purchase, we will donate 50 percent of the respective price to Human Rights Watch in support of its mission for a more equal, inclusive world.

The Little Market x Human Rights Watch Collaboration - {The Little Market}

Thank you for shopping consciously with The Little Market and for making a difference in buying fair trade products. We encourage inclusiveness and are proud to work with such inspiring individuals.  

As members of the Fair Trade Federation, we follow all fair trade principles. To learn more about fair trade, visit our website and stay tuned on our blog for the next part of our series on fair trade principles.

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