In addition to her thriving fashion label, Lauren Conrad is the co-founder of a growing global shop, The Little Market, which sells beautiful lifestyle accents, home décor, and fashion accessories made by artisans in developing nations. Today, Conrad gives us a look at her favorite pieces from The Little Market's collection of luggage.
With the weather getting warmer, wanderlust is setting in! We just got back from Thailand and are already thinking about our next adventure. Our duffel bags are perfect for a quick weekend getaway or a global adventure. Anytime we travel to a destination with markets, we pack a duffel bag so we can fill it with treasures to bring home.
The Little Market’s duffel bags are handmade from the recycled fabric of a traditional Guatemalan skirt called a corte, making each bag one of a kind. The unique colors, weave, and design of the corte represent the life and background of the woman who made it. Take a look at a few of our favorite picks from this collection.
The vibrant colors make it easy to spot your bag.
Precious Hands, one of our artisan partners in Guatemala, works with weavers in rural areas. The company pays the artisans a fair wage and helps them grow their businesses.
Corte skirts are highly durable and can be worn for a number of years. When a woman grows tired of her corte, she may trade it or sell it for extra income, making them an important part of the economy and culture of Guatemala.
Each purchase of a handmade bag helps provide long-lasting and sustainable income to talented artisans while also helping to preserve the rich and diverse culture of the Guatemalan highlands.