Lauren Conrad Just Opened a Storefront on Amazon Handmade Where You Can Shop Her Fair Trade Home Goods
You might know her best from her time on reality TV, but Lauren Conrad has been building her lifestyle brand for years, first in the fashion world and recently in the beauty industry. Since 2012, she’s also been at the helm of The Little Market, a non-profit organization that works with women artisans in underserved communities to sell all kinds of goodies, from tote bags to candles and beyond. And at long last, the fair trade home goods line is available on Amazon.
Conrad and The Little Market co-founder Hannah Skvarla teamed up with Amazon Handmade, which aims to boost products from makers around the world. The Little Market storefront features a slew of handmade items designed and created by women makers in Rwanda, the Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Bangladesh, as well as women refugees now living in the United States.
Everything in the shop is Prime-eligible, and each item comes with its own unique story of the women who crafted them. Of course, the best part is knowing that each worker is earning fair wages in a safe, supportive environment, with the cherry on top being a charming new addition or two to your space.
Coconut-Soy Blend Candles
There’s also the scented coconut-soy blend candles, which come in scents of peppermint, peony, birthday cake, coconut milk, and bouquet. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches by refugees in Massachusetts. “I was able to visit Prosperity Candle, the group that makes our candles, a few years ago,” Conrad told Refinery29. “They are an amazing social enterprise that work with women who have recently resettled from refugee camps. It’s one of my favorite products and I loved getting to see the process and meet some of the women who were making them.”
Buy: Coconut-Soy Blend Candles, $36
For more details on the products and shop at large, check out the entire collection here.