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Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's sales season once again!

Our sale and events calendar has been updated. Want to shop a little something? Come see us at one of these fair trade events! Click here to view our sale calendar, and click on any event to see more information.

If you can't make it to a sale, don't forget that we also sell our crafters' creations in our Etsy shop.

We hope to meet you soon!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We need help. A lot of help.

The Holiday Sale Season is Approaching!

We Need Your Help!

We here at A Little Something wait all year for autumn and the holiday season:  not only is it the time when we get together with friends and family, and show our's also when churches and other community organizations host alternative gift fairs that offer fair trade goods sold by organizations who, like A Little Something, work with people who may not be as fortunate.  A Little Something sells the great majority of our handcrafted jewelry and textiles in these holiday sales.  Most of the refugee artisans make more than 50% of their sales from October to December and WE NEED YOU to help! 

We split up sales into shifts, so you won't be working all day (unless you want to!).  We deeply appreciate any help you can offer, even if it's just a couple of hours!  We need help with set-up and tear-down, and then staffing the table and helping customers.  It's fun and it's how the women of A Little Something transform all their hard work creating earrings, necklaces, or scarves into earned income.  If you've never done a sale before, we'll show you how to do it, so don't be afraid to jump right in!

Below is the schedule of sales coming up.  Please consider giving back this fall and holiday season. Contact us at, or call us at 720-295-5563.
Thank you so much!

Friday Oct 26, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10/27, 9am-4pm
South Suburban Christian Church
7275 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 

Global Gift Fair
Saturday Nov 3, 9am-5pm, and Sunday Nov 4, 9am-4pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
6281 W Yale Ave, Lakewood, CO 

Christmas Tea & Bazaar
Tuesday, Nov 13, 4-7pm
Bear Valley Church
2707 S Lamar St, Denver, CO

World Gift Market
Friday Nov 16, 5-8pm; Sat Nov 17, 9am-4pm; and Sun Nov 18 9am-2pm
Universalist Church of Denver
9102 E Amhurst Ave, Unit E, Denver, CO

Shop for a Cause
Friday Nov 30, 4-7pm and Sat Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Highline Community Church

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

From our Summer 2012 Newsletter

Bead Woman Extraordinaire

Copyright 2012 A Little Something. All Rights Reserved.

Rehema Omary, a refugee from Burundi began making jewelry about two years ago when she joined A Little Something. She is now the highest earning member of A Little Something and is skilled at making art such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces.  She has a special eye for color combinations and bead selections, she says, “I think about a few colors and hold them up to compare.  I find what looks good.”

Rehema now has a job in housekeeping at a Denver hotel, however she still views A Little Something as her own business. She tries to send some of her A Little Something income back to family in Africa, to pay bills, and sometimes buys a small gift for her children. A Little Something functions as a facilitator and encourages women like Rehema to view their jewelry making as their own business endeavor, a concept that Rehema has embraced. She envisions her crafting becoming a big business with merchandise sold in big chain stores. 

Rehema has recently joined the A Little Something board as the first refugee board member and is looking forward to learning more about running a business and contributing to its development.  A Little Something offers Rehema added security in that if she were to lose her job, her jewelry making could sustain her. She remains enthusiastic about learning more styles and designs to expand the creativity and merchandising of her crafts. When talking about what she likes about A Little Something, Rehema says, “I like everything.  I like talking with women and working at the meeting.  I don’t speak much English.  If you talk and show me what to do, I can learn it well.” After building up her business skills, Rehema has great potential of using her skills to create her own jewelry making business someday.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

We're busy!

Join us this evening for the fundraising reception . This compelling project brings together ten Bhutanese refugee women in Denver with two professional photographers. The results are powerful images of everyday day life in Denver as interpreted through the lens of women experiencing resettlement in a new and unfamiliar place.
1610 Little Raven St., Denver
7:00-10:00 p.m.
$25 suggested donation

Click here to purchase tickets online. If you prefer to pay at the door, please RSVP to

To learn more about this exciting event (and there is more to know!), visit our event website, read our article on the Denver Post's YourHub space, or check out the article on Westword's blog.

Can't make it this evening? The exhibit will remain in place and will be free of charge beginning tomorrow, Friday May 25 through June 1.

And on Saturday, May 26:

World Threads III
TACtile Textile Arts Center
1955 S. Quince St.
Denver, CO 80231

 World Threads celebrates and supports the traditions of fiber arts around the world. Exhibitors (whose goods are for sale) represent a variety of co-ops and micro-enterprise organizations preserving fiber arts globally. The event is free and open to the public.

This Saturday, May 26, at 12:00 noon, A Little Something's Karenni weavers from Burma will be on hand for a fiber arts demonstration and "vendor chat" to discuss what we do and why we do it. Please join us!

Click here for more information about this event and the TACtile Textile Arts Center.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Save the date!

Opening Reception Thursday, May 24

7:00 p.m.

Platte Forum

1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135, Denver, Colorado

Appetizers and beverages served

Ethnic dances and events

Tickets $25

Proceeds to benefit A Little Something,
The Denver Refugee Women's Crafts Initiative

 Click here for more information about this event.
To buy tickets, click here.