Laurie Kanes, Founder
12 Small Things is a collection of fashionable, fair trade products supporting artisans in economically challenged communities around the world. The twelve artisan groups featured each season have been introduced to us by fair trade wholesalers, nonprofit organizations and consultants who work directly with the craftspeople. We strive to represent artisans from different parts of the world, whose stories we find compelling and worth sharing. Occasionally we also feature products from American artisans who donate a portion of their proceeds to help to support non-profit organizations in their communities. Our products are chosen for their quality and value with an eye for both contemporary and classic style. By supporting these organizations and buying their fairly traded products, we are helping these artisans earn a living wage, send their children to schools, and afford daily necessities that we often take for granted. We hope you love our collection as much as we do and will share 12 Small Things with your family and friends. From small beginnings come great things.