From TV personality, to New York Times best-selling author, to fashion designer, to philanthropist with over 10 million social media followers, Lauren Conrad doesn’t stop surprising us. Of course we still remember Conrad from MTV’s reality shows, The Hills and Laguna Beach but nowadays she is all about her family and fans.
In 2009, she launched her first collection, LC Lauren Conrad, sold exclusively at Kohl’s, followed by her second line, Paper Crown, and most recent line, LC Lauren Conrad Maternity. In addition to her multiple collections, she’s also written seven books; L.A. Candy, Lauren Conrad Style, Lauren Conrad Beauty, and Lauren Conrad Celebrate, among others.
Lauren continues to reach her fans with daily postings on her lifestyle website, LaurenConrad.com and is generous enough to give back with her website, thelittlemarket.com.
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During a trip to Tanzania and Uganda, Conrad and her best friend Hannah Skyarla had the opportunity to meet and visit female artisans struggling to make ends meet. Growing up in privileged and loving homes, Lauren and Hannah genuinely wanted to do something to make a difference and help those less fortunate. This journey was a real eye-opener, sparking the launch of The Little Market, a non-profit charitable organization. It’s an online fair trade shop where artisans showcase their beautiful products, giving customers the opportunity to purchase unique pieces from around the globe. Each purchase from The Little Market generates income for the artisans so they can survive and support their families.
Giving back never goes out of style! This Father’s Day, surprise your man with artisan-made gifts that give back. Scroll down to shop for one-of-a kind pieces.
Adventure Messenger Bag by artisans in Kenya
Personalized Happy Father’s Day candle by female refugees in the United States
olive wood rustic board by artisans in Tunisia
Peru Organic Coffee by small-scale farmers in Peru
La Jolla Luggage Tag by female artisans in Guatemala
Giza Mexican Serape Blanket by artisans in Mexico
Leather Key Fob by artisans in Haiti
Large Harmony Bowl by artisans in Rwanda
Adventure Duffle Bag by artisans in Kenya
Lion Wine Bottle Stopper by artisans in South Africa
- 1 Adventure Messenger Bag by artisans in Kenya
- 2 Personalized Happy Father’s Day candle by female refugees in the United States
- 3 olive wood rustic board by artisans in Tunisia
- 4 Peru Organic Coffee by small-scale farmers in Peru
- 5 La Jolla Luggage Tag by female artisans in Guatemala
- 6 Giza Mexican Serape Blanket by artisans in Mexico
- 7 Leather Key Fob by artisans in Haiti
- 8 Large Harmony Bowl by artisans in Rwanda
- 9 Adventure Duffle Bag by artisans in Kenya
- 10 Lion Wine Bottle Stopper by artisans in South Africa