Started by Hannah Skvarla and Reality TV star Lauren Conrad, The Little Market is a social enterprise, combining business and social justice. They measure their success by the positive social and economic impact on their artisans and their communities.
Our mission is to build sustainable partnerships with artisans from around the world, by connecting them with customers through an online marketplace. We seek to empower women artisans to rise above poverty and support their families. Our handmade goods showcase the artisans’ traditional skills and their dedication to preserving their artisanal techniques. We source all of the artisans’ products ethically and practice fair trade principles. We acknowledge the interdependency of people around the world and our responsibility to help others.
They work with Global Goods Partners to support their artisan groups by providing professional development to help build their capacity in a sustainable way. Their consumers’ purchases have a positive impact on the artisans’ lives.
They collaborate closely with smaller artisan groups –often the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups- to extend their products’ distribution to reach more customers. They are committed to identifying and partnering with artisan groups with limited access to markets due to their remote locations, their small-scale production, or their lack of technical support.