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Basha in Bangladesh 2 {Basha - The Little Market}

We’ve just launched a new collection of kantha quilts at The Little Market! Each colorful and vibrant kantha quilt is hand-stitched. Every quilt in our collection is one-of-a-kind — only one of each is made. Kanthas are made of layers of repurposed and upcycled fabrics that are hand-stitched together.

Kanthas in a Row {Marisa Vitale - The Little Market}Photo by Marisa Vitale

Not only is each kantha quilt one-of-a-kind, but it also features the hand-stitched name of the woman who made it, making it even more special.

Name on a Kantha {Marisa Vitale - The Little Market}Photo by Marisa Vitale

Based on the size of the quilt and how intricate and complex it is, it can take anywhere from two hours to 39 hours for a woman to create a kantha blanket.

Close-Up of Kanthas {Marisa Vitale - The Little Market}Photo by Marisa Vitale

The Little Market is proud to partner with Basha to create new opportunities for women in Bangladesh who have survived sex trafficking. The sustainable work and the fair wages that Basha provides are extremely important for victims of sex trafficking. Without the right resources, many victims of trafficking can end up back in sex work. Giving victims confidence and a steady and safe job is crucial to guarantee their success. Basha provides women with a fair wage and skill training. In addition, they provide rehabilitation programs, counseling, medical support, and day care assistance for their children. The organization works to provide these women with the resources and jobs to lead to a brighter future.

Basha in Bangladesh {Basha - The Little Market}

We are grateful for our partnership with Basha, and every purchase of these quilts supports these talented, strong women. Shop our kantha collection at The Little Market! 

Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose

Photo by Valorie Darling At The Little Market, we strive to develop artisan-made goods that follow eco-friendly practices and/or are made from repurposed materials. In honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting the ways we have a sustainable impact on the environment each day of the year. Learn more about some of our favorite pieces,…

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A Look into the Worst Flooding in Peru in Decades

A coastal El Niño, with a pattern titled “El Niño Costero” this year, has led to an abnormal amount of rainfall — 10 times more than normal — in Peru.1 The flooding is the worst flooding the South American country has experienced in decades. Since December, more than 100 people have been killed and over…

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Eco-Friendly Practices for Earth Day

Compostable coffee packages go for a ride! Photo by Level Ground Trading This Saturday is Earth Day. At The Little Market, we recognize our responsibility to protect the environment. Many of our fair trade products are made using eco-friendly practices. We are proud to work with Level Ground Trading, a wonderful organization that is based…

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Congrats, Grad!

Photo by Valorie Darling Graduation season is almost here! We’ve put together a shopping guide for ideas to show the soon-to-be graduate in your life just how proud you are. Say “congratulations” with an artisan-made piece for thoughtful gift giving. Shop These Items 1. Corte Frame – Selena, handmade by female artisans in Guatemala 2. Congrats Candle,…

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What-a-Woman: Torrance Hart

Photo by Kaylie Poplin Torrance Hart is the founder of Teak & Twine. You can follow Teak & Twine on Instagram at @teakandtwine.  A little over two years ago, I started noticing that a lot of businesses had these amazing brands, with websites and collateral that was thoughtful and original. … But their options for gifts were…

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Spring is Here: Table Setting Tips and Tricks

Photo by Abby Guido of Beijos Events Artwork by Meghann Miniello Spring is here, and we have so many options for tabletops! When Beijos Events and Pottery Barn Kids recently collaborated, they included vibrant artisan-made pieces from The Little Market and put together a beautiful party for little ones. Take a look below for spring…

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Eco-friendly, Eco-trendy

Photo by Valorie Darling At The Little Market, we not only work to create a sustainable income for the artisans we partner with, but we also aim to have a sustainable impact on the environment. With Earth Day coming up next week, we’ve rounded up a few of the pieces from The Little Market that…

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There’s a Candle for That

Photo by Valorie Darling There are so many wonderful reasons to celebrate those around you. The Little Market’s candle collection allows for thoughtful gifting for everyone in your life: family, friends, neighbors, and teachers. Our collection of 40 fragrances includes floral, fruit, earthy, and tropical scents. Our celebrate collection includes a phrase for every occasion including…

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Recognizing World Health Day

Handwriting by Marisa Mangum World Health Day is recognized annually on April 7, and it’s a day dedicated to raising awareness for global health. The World Health Organization has declared “Depression: Let’s Talk” as the official campaign for 2017’s World Health Day. The mission behind this campaign is to have individuals who are experiencing depression…

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