Lauren Conrad is the co-founder of The Little Market, an online store that sells beautiful lifestyle accents, home décor, and fashion accessories made by artisans all over the world. Conrad and best friend Hannah Skvarla founded the nonprofit in an effort to empower women globally. Using Conrad’s expertise in fashion and décor and Skvarla’s background in international development, they created a platform to help artisans create a sustainable income.
We get it—this is a really busy time of year, but while we're all frantically planning our end-of-year breaks, we encourage you to hit pause for a moment to reflect on the year gone by. At The Little Market, we feel an enormous sense of gratitude for our small team and to you, for supporting us and buying with a conscience.
Since we launched four years ago, we’ve had the opportunity to travel the world together, meet with admirable and hardworking artisan groups, and visit beautiful local markets. Our travels and our time spent with these creatives have inspired our mission and our commitment to empower artisans in marginalized communities around the world.
So before you embark on your holiday, take a look through some of our favorite travel essentials that will make it a trip to remember. Each artisan-made piece is created while preserving a beautiful cultural tradition and heritage, so you really can’t go wrong.
Store your tablet, notepad, and pens in this chic leather portfolio.
Give a one-of-a-kind bag to a one-of-a-kind person. This versatile bag is perfect for someone who is traveling during the holiday season or is a frequent jet-setter.
Add a bright and colorful luggage tag to ensure your suitcase stands out at baggage claim.
Be prepared for a getaway with a stylish travel set.
Make a little one’s first trip special with an adorable cotton travel blanket handmade by artisans in India.
Keep your toothbrush, toothpaste, and other toiletry essentials in this denim bag.
Headed on a tropical vacation this holiday season? Take along this tote to store beach and pool essentials.
Or if you’re traveling to a colder climate, stay warm with these beanies, handmade from sustainable alpaca wool.
Crossbody bags can make carrying everyday essentials a lot easier. Take this bag on a beach trip, to a family get-together, or on an adventure.
Travel essentials turned home décor. Keep these vintage-inspired trunks in your house for a chic storage alternative, as décor, or to showcase your love of travel.
Soak up the sun on a tropical vacation with a colorful beach towel by your side.
Escaping for a long weekend or going on a road trip for the holidays? Carry this duffle bag, handmade by artisans in Kenya, and keep your belongings secure.
Easily manage and organize your IDs, passport, and boarding passes with this envelope clutch made in Haiti.
We wish you all a happy holiday season and safe travels! To see the rest of our collection or fair trade travel essentials, you can visit our online shop.