The Little Market was actually the first global online marketplace that I happened upon. And evidently, I immediately fell in love with it. Founded by everyone’s favorite Laguna Beach girl, Lauren Conrad, and her FIDM friend and student-in-crime, Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market collects accessories and home goods that are handmade by artisans around the world – from South America, to Africa, to India. The Little Market provides a living wage to the artisans that it collaborates with. Not only does this provide a steady income, but these artisans are given a sense of empowerment and fulfillment – something that every woman deserves. The Little Market also provides a bundle of information about each product so you are able to see directly where your money is going and how it is supporting these local artisans.
I’m currently loving The Little Market’s beaded bracelets from Guatemala. I’m a sucker for stackable bracelets, especially as an easy-to-wear summer accessory. (Maybe that’s just because they remind me of summer camp friendship bracelets!) But these are so chic and easy to wear alone or even stacked with your favorite bangles. I’m all about the cotton candy mix of rose gold and baby blue. These four bracelets will most definitely be adorning my wrists ASAP: Beaded Bracelet – Blue + Gold ($14), Braided Beaded Bracelet: – Light Gray + Rose Gold ($16), Wrap Bracelet – Peach + Rose Gold ($24), Wrap Bracelet – Light Blue + Rose Gold ($24). The latter two bracelets were created by women partnered with Wakami, an organization that provides business training programs, organic gardens for food, and solar energy for electricity in impoverished areas like Guatemala.
Stayed tuned for more posts about The Little Market!