How Hannah Skvarla, Co-Founder Of The Little Market, Started A Non-Profit Dedicated To Fair Trade


Co-founder of The Little Market, Hannah Skvarla, shares her journey of starting a non-profit dedicated to fair trade with her friend, Lauren Conrad. The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced products that are handmade by artisans around the world. Lori and Hannah discuss everything from communicating expectations with business partners to the power of in-person events and even how motherhood has impacted her approach to entrepreneurship. Hannah shares how she has navigated the ever-changing e-commerce industry and overcome major challenges, including the recent supply chain issues that the pandemic has brought on. Listen in to hear more of Lori and Hannah’s conversation about staying focused, intentional and proactive in business. 

“When women have access to their own income, then they invest in their families. It has a huge ripple effect across generations and communities.”

-Hannah Skvarla


  • How she and her co-founder Lauren Conrad launched The Little Market 
  • Overcoming challenges that she has faced in the non-profit, human rights, and retail spaces 
  • The best ways to support The Little Market 
  • How she’s seen The Little Market impact its artisans’ lives 
  • Her top advice for people who want to start a business 
  • Getting specific with your network 
  • Rethinking what balance looks like for entrepreneurs



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