Happy Earth Day, everyone! This is a pretty big holiday here at LC.com, as all of us take great pride in living as sustainably as possible. I also do my best to partner with businesses that share the same values when it comes to preservation and sustainability.

When Hannah and I founded The Little Market, one of our main goals was to improve the lives of women around the world by creating sustainable partnerships based on mutual respect and support. We seek out products not only for their beauty, but also for the change they create for the artisans who make them. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are proud to be part of a community that shares our values.

Happy Earth Day!

One of the main principles of Fair Trade is to cultivate environmental stewardship. Today, we celebrate the beautiful world we live in, and remind ourselves of the responsibility we have to care for it. At The Little Market, we are always searching for new products that create a low environmental impact, in the hopes that meeting our needs today does not have to compromise the lives of future generations.

A special Earth Day message from Lauren Conrad

By actively considering the implications of our actions on the world around us, we hope to promote the responsible use of resources throughout the entire trading chain. We pay close attention to what materials are being used in our products, and we partner with artisans who are committed to sustainability. Our artisans reduce, reuse, reclaim and recycle materials whenever possible, and prioritize organic, non-harmful ingredients in their goods.

Here are a handful of my favorite eco-friendly products from The Little Marketโ€ฆ

Aqua Stemless Wine Glass

Aqua Stemless Wine Glass, $16
Rose Ann Hall employs artisans, many of whom have disabilities, to create elegantly carved glassware. Each piece is handmade from recycled glass.

Little Bear Baby Beanie

Little Bear Baby Beanie, $28
Women artisans in Bolivia weave soft baby knits using alpaca wool. Indigenous to the Andes, luxurious alpaca wool is highly prized for its warmth, strength, and sustainability. Alpacas are kind to the environment because they graze without destroying root systems, drink less water than other grazers, and produce large amounts of wool in a single season.

Candy Stripe Tote Bag

Candy Stripe Tote Bag, $58
Each of our tote bags is lined with recycled denim, making them both beautiful and sustainable.

Woven Coin Bag

Woven Coin Bag, $22
Our Huipil Collection uses recycled fabric to create colorful bags. Huipils are the traditional blouse worn by Guatemalan women, woven to represent her personality and her heritage. Our artisan partners in Guatemala repurpose huipils that have been worn for 2-6 years to create one-of-a-kind bags. The women cut and sew the recycled huipils from their own homes, turning them into new works of art.

Shopping Bag

Shopping Bag, $20
Remembering to bring your bag when you shop is a simple way to make a smaller footprint. Corr Jute empowers rural women in Bangladesh through handicraft production. Our shopping bag is made using jute, a sustainable and local material. Creating these bags allows the women to supplement their family income while creating environmentally friendly products.

With your help, we can all make our beautiful planet a wonderful place for generations to come.

How are you helping to make a difference this Earth Day?ย 

Let me know in the comments!

XO Lauren

Photos: Yoni Goldberg
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  • One of the easiest ways we can help the earth is by using reusable grocery bags. It’s such a simple and effective way yet not too many people utilize reusable grocery bags. I’m so happy that The Little Market offers this option at such an affordable price as well. Great job!

    Tanka

    http://www.sprinkleinhappiness.wordpress.com

    • LaurenConradOnline

      Thank you Tanka! We couldn’t agree more! Bringing reusable bags when you go grocery shoppings makes a larger impact than we realize! xo

  • manuela

    happy earth day you too!
    this is a good project and a great job!!!!!!
    everybody has to respect the world, it’s very important
    xoxo M.

  • Taste of France

    We shut off our heat a couple of weeks ago, and though we’re in for a last cold spell, we won’t turn it back on. Just add a sweater. Easy enough and better for the Earth.

  • Riley Nowlan

    Love the stemless wine glasses!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Riley

    rileyannenowlan.com

  • Kari Guastella

    I work in Parks & Rec so we are doing all sorts of activities in our parks all week, we’re planting trees, educating about invasive species, and doing creek cleanups!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    • Lindsey

      This is awesome! My boyfriend & I are doing native plant & animal habitat restoration in our yard to get Backyard Habitat certified. Our local Parks & Rec people have been amazing and they hold native plant sales.

  • That baby beanie is the cutest! I love the little matching mittens and socks ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Azu

    http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

  • Cute cute baby. Happy earth day.

    http://www.yvesofstyle.com

  • Love the post, I really like those wine glasses. I always use re-usable bags when I go shopping.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

  • I love the wine glasses and the last bag!

    http://www.thesparklingdarling.com

  • Jasmine Xia

    great ideas! Thank you!

    Jasmine Xia

    • Catherine Xia

      :))))

      C. Xia

      • Jocelyn Xia

        go Xia fam!!!!

  • Genevive Ngo

    Awesome! Love this post!

    xx Genevive
    http://www.genevivelaurenn.wordpress.com

  • I love reusable totes! Such a great post x

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

  • Yenna Lee-Jeong

    These tips are all so true! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!

    Yenna Lee-Jeong

    yenna ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jocelyn Xia

      yerp all dese tips are suuper duuper important!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy belated Earth Day, Yenna!

      J. Xia

      • Irene Sung

        congrats on Co-Prez! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

        Irene Sung

        • Jocelyn Xia

          awwww tanksss tank you so so much, Ireney but me thinks you deserved eet a lot more than I did! :/ You soo muuch nicer and brainier than me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ you should’ve gotten da position, not moi!

          J. Xia <3

          • Kendra Wei

            ermagerd JUST TAKE THE COMPLIMENT JOJO XIA

            kenny

          • Jocelyn Xia

            ermagerd I CANT ‘CAUSE ITS NOT TRUE KENNY WEI

            jojo xia

          • Jieun Park

            Congrats, Jojo! !1!1!1!1!1!1

            <3 <3 <3 <3

            Jieun Park

            jieun p.

          • Jocelyn Xia

            Tanksss, Jieun!1!1!1!1!1!1

            Jocelyn Xia

            jocelyn x.

          • Allie Anderson

            Congrats to both Yenna Lee-Jeong and Jocelyn Xia!

          • Jocelyn Xia

            awww tankssss i don’t even understand wai u so nice to me, and congrats on making the bball team, Allie!

            J. Xia

  • Amazing! I love the look of those wine glasses! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

  • Lauren, thank you for your blog about Earth Day. This is awesome & love your “green” attitude. Hope you have a great week. Stay well.
    – Elise XO
    http://www.thewaterwanderer.com

  • Simi Atanda Lindgren

    I try to be eco friendly sometimes its difficult and sometimes its incredibly easy, now I am a new mother, it’s using reusable nappies, or biodegradable nappies; I clean with natural cleaning products such as Method and ecover http://www.whiitelist.com/2015/08/chemical-free-home-cleaning.html and I also carry around bags so I avoid plastic ones! x
    http://www.whiitelist.com

  • Nikki Laraja
  • Jessica

    Being a fan of your blog for the past few years and religiously reading it everyday, you can’t help but be encouraged to try and be active in playing a part to make this world better not just on earth day. Ever since your post I have made and started using the tea tree oil disinfectant for a few months now. I tried to start an indoor garden, but my first attempt was a fail partly because it’s hard to maintain a garden living in an apartment, and having a busy schedule. But soon, I plan to try again with the mason jar herb kit you shared in your recent friday favorites, which honestly looks a lot easier and promising! My next two goals is to start carrying a reusable grocery bag, and coffee tumbler. I know its the little things and baby steps we have to start taking that are going to make a difference and to break certain convenient habits.