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Fair Trade

  1. Inside the Winding Road

    August 29, 2019

    The Little Traveler’s Fair Trade+ Gallery is about much more than bringing unique artisan goods from around the world to our Geneva store. It’s about changing lives for the better. Marla Showfer, founder of The Winding Road, one of our Fair Trade vendors, recently shared a story that we want to share with you because […]

  2. She Puts the “Inspiration” into Blossom Inspirations

    August 8, 2019

    We want to give a BIG shout out to Rosa Chang, founder and CEO of one of our most popular Fair Trade vendors, Blossom Inspirations. Because of her lifelong dedication to open water swimming as well as her dedication to creating sustainable economic opportunities for Peruvian artisans, she was asked to carry the torch for […]

  3. Fair Trade Fashion: Autumn 2019

    The most extensive selection of Fair Trade goods in Chicagoland  Fair Trade offers a path out of poverty. Above all, it gives people who would otherwise lack opportunity a chance to hone new skills and earn a living. Therefore, we’re proud to provide a marketplace for these beautiful handicrafts, apparel, agricultural goods, and jewelry. In […]

  4. Give Your Back-to-School Traditions International Flair

    July 31, 2019

    Want to have a little fun with your back-to-school traditions? Schultüte! Don’t worry, we’re not cursing at you in another language. We’re telling you about fun German back-to-school traditions. As the inventors of kindergarten (translated: “Garden of Children”), Germans make a big deal out of kids moving on from kindergarten or preschool to a real […]

  5. Have Fun While Earning Money for Your Cause

    May 20, 2019

    JULIETS: Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together & Shopping You and your besties enjoy a day out together, right? So we’ve come up with a way to make it even better. When your group of 6-15 registers with us at least one week in advance for a Monday-Friday visit, you’ll get the “Traveler treatment” and earn […]

  6. Top 10 Gift Ideas for Dad

    We know you don’t typically think of men when it comes to The Little Traveler, but as the list below shows, we’ve got plenty of treasures that men will enjoy. It’s a great opportunity to get him something he probably wouldn’t go out and buy for himself. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 1. Sports Team…Flags, Tervis […]

  7. 5 Years of Fair Trade

    In April, we celebrated 5 years of Fair Trade at The Little Traveler. Our collection of products made by farmers and craftspeople in socially and economically marginalized areas of the world has grown into the most extensive selection of Fair Trade goods in the Chicagoland area. Fair Trade Fashion You’ve shown us that you love Fair Trade […]

  8. Proudly Made in the USA

    Honoring Our Great Nation’s 243rd Birthday These fifteen wonderful brands are just a sampling of the American-made goodness you’ll find around The Little Traveler every day. Sterling Risers Sterling Risers are the newest sensation in Housewares. Add height and dimension to your tablescapes with these innovative stands that have interchangeable legs and decorative toppers. They’re meant to shine in the spotlight, […]

  9. 10 Staff Picks for Mother’s Day

    May 1, 2019

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and as you know, The Little Traveler is loaded with great gifts for Mom. But sometimes having so much selection can make it difficult to choose. To make it easier, we took a quick run through the store and asked our trusted staff members for their top recommendations. Hope […]

  10. Beautiful in More Ways than One – New Fair Trade+

    March 19, 2019

    Exploring our Fair Trade+ Gallery is always a new experience. We continuously discover vendors and products that we know you’re going to love, so our collection continues to expand. The Little Traveler now has the most extensive selection of Fair Trade goods in Chicagoland. Make sure you’re on our weekly list to be in the know […]

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Congrats on 25 Years!

We're celebrating another anniversary at The Little Traveler. Celia has been with the store for twenty-five years! We're so lucky to have her. From the beginning, it was apparent that she was a treasure. On the September day in 1994 when she interviewed...

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