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  1. The Little Traveler Reopening

    May 29, 2020

    On Tuesday, June 2, we gleefully reopened our Fulton Street door (the side door under the long yellow awning) to what we’re calling “The Littler Little Traveler” We’re Now Open Six Days a Week! Store Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10:30am-4:30pm; Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 11am-4pm (Please Note: We’ll be closed on July 4 & 5 for Independence […]

  2. Sustainable Style

    February 14, 2020

    Introducing two great new earth-friendly fashion lines. Tatami Bags from Cambodia by Saraye In our Fair Trade+ Gallery, we’re excited to bring you super strong and elegantly designed purses, lunch bags, and wine bags by Saraye (rhymes with “today” and means both “woman” and “freedom” in the Cambodian language of Khmai). They’re made in Phnom […]

  3. Why Winter is a GREAT Time to Come to The Little Traveler

    January 20, 2020

    During a quiet January day, we went around the store and asked our LT experts why winter is a great time to pay us a visit. Here’s what they said, followed by a list of their Top 10 reasons.   10 Good Reasons to Visit The Little Traveler in Winter: 1. Stay Warm Inside. With […]

  4. Top 10 Traveler Transformations in the 2010s

    December 30, 2019

    Welcome to 2020! It’s hard to believe we’re already entering a brand new decade. Before we go charging full steam ahead into the 20s, we want to take time to reflect on the past decade. You’ve probably noticed that we’ve made a few changes around here during the past 10 years. We thought it would be […]

  5. Top 10 Gifts that Give Back

    October 16, 2019

    1. All Fair Trade goods provide marginalized workers with fair wages and a sustainable marketplace.  Fair Trade+ Gallery 2. Fair Trade Gourd Ornament Eco-friendly and provides in- come for Peruvian artisans. Fair Trade+ Gallery 3. Duke Cannon, grooming products for hardworking men. Proceeds support veteran causes. Bath Shop 4. 4Ocean Glass Beaded Bracelet Each purchase […]

  6. Top 10 Gifts for Men

    From dads to husbands to sons, grandsons, and lifelong friends, the men in our lives are important. Let them know that with a thoughtful gift. You’ll find many great ideas in our Guy’s Gallery (in Clothing Gallery right next to the Baby Room). We asked our staff for men’s gift recommendations, and here are their […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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Pre-Order Nora Fleming New Releases: Autumn 2020

Nora Fleming has announced new Minis & Serving Pieces for Autumn 2020. All of the pieces are available to pre-order right now at our Online Shop.   Arriving August 2020: Price List for August Arrivals: All Aboard Mini - $18 ($9 donated to St. Jude...

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