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12 Small Things sells fashionable bags, clothing and other accessories that were handmade by artistans from across the world.
The online store sells items made by those who live in economically challenged communities and whose work has a stimulating and empowering story to tell. Each season a collection of artists, from the 12 groups that the company supports, promotes their fairly traded goods on the site.
By promoting these items, the company empowers the craftspeople who have made the goods to become sustainable and self-sufficient and to earn a livable wage that can support both themselves and their families.
Furthermore, when the company features local, American craftsman, a portion of their sales profits goes to help a community in need.