Reality star, author, blogger and fashion designer: Lauren Conrad’s list of ever-expanding accomplishments is impressive, to say the least.
But the 27-year-old’s latest venture – one of social entrepreneurship – may be her most inspiring to date.
With the help of her good friend Hannah Skvarla, the newly engaged star founded an online boutique called “ Little Market,” which helps artisans in developing countries sell their handcrafted goods.
After travelling the world and meeting local craftspeople, Lauren says she felt compelled to help the women – who were often supporting their families on minuscule wages – improve their lives.
''We created The Little Market to give these women a place to sell their exquisite products at prices that allow them to support their families with food, shelter, education and healthcare,” said Lauren.
The fashion idol handpicks every item on the site, including holiday decorations, home décor, baby clothes and accessories.
Lauren's personal favourite? A cosy Alpaca scarf, which comes in five different colours, and whose purchase helps support communities living in the poor, rural highlands of Bolivia.
Click through the gallery below to see a few more items from Lauren's “Little Market.”
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