Holiday Gift Guide
1. Fatima Scarf - This product was made in Nashville by a group of refugees from around the world in partnership with Sew For Hope. This organization provides low cost sewing classes for adult refugees in order to give them a sense of worth and accomplishment while adding marketable skills that are valuable for earning an income. We are happy to provide an income to a few advanced students in their program. The fabric from this scarf is 100% recycled striped t-shirts that are gathered from their partner location Thrift Smart. Each scarf is completely unique - feel free to list suggested colors and we will choose the closest scarf to your wishes.
2. Checkered Cuff - Handmade in Delhi, India from brass by a small artisan group.
3. Calabash Earrings - Made from recycled calabash or coconut shells. The shape and color may vary slightly from the color shown because of the nature of the materials. These earrings are made by Nou Hope, a small cooperative in the Central Plateau of Haiti.
4. Yoga Bag Yoga Bag - Made in the charming town of Antigua, Guatemala by a small women's cooperative. This product provides employment to women who live in poverty...one of our favorite stories is of Gladys who was able to pay for an expensive heart surgery for her son because of her tailoring work with Liz Alig. Traditional dress in Guatemala is this plaid 'corta' for a skirt and the embroidered 'huipil' as the shirt. We can find these amazing recycled textiles in local markets.
5. Ikat Clutch - Sewn by the same group in Guatemala - this clutch is perfect for weekend errands with back pocket, zipper pouch, and small strap.
6. Ruthy Gloves - These gloves begin as hand spun Nepali wool that is naturally dyed. I know what you are thinking, "Wool is itchy!" But this is the warmest thing you will put on your body and is a surprising soft wool texture. After the yarn is the right color, it is hand knit by a pioneer fair trade organization in Kathmandu, Nepal. Purchase of this products helps support their FREE primary school and technical training programs for those living in poverty in surrounding villages. The other really cool thing about this program is once graduates learn how to knit, they are given patterns and yarn to work from their own home - so they are able to care for their family and children while earring an income. After the earthquake this Summer this group needs our support now more than ever!
7. Socheta Scarf - This scarf was made in Cambodia - home of a huge number of factories and production houses. We work with a very small production facility in Phnom Penh that is very different then most of these factories. They pay a fair wage, give benefits, and get more paid Holidays then in the States. Then we work with another really cool fair trade organization in the villages outside of the capital to hand weave this incredible silk. It is then tie-dyed using the traditional Cambodian technique.
8. Bubble Cuff - Handmade in Delhi, India from brass by a small artisan group.
10. Huipil Clutch - Handmade in Guatemala and perfect accessory for any boho look.
11. Betty Apron - Ever wonder what happens to your 1980's prom dress that you gave to Goodwill? Chances are no one at Goodwill wanted it, so it was shipped to a developing country to be sold there. The selling of our unwanted clothing in Ghana alone is an 80 million dollar a year industry! This apron was made from button down shirts gathered from these markets. Then this apron is sewn by a small women's cooperative in the Central Plateau in Haiti - giving education and a source of income for women living in very rural poverty. This apron comes in adult and children sizes.
12. Fatima Scarf - This scarf has been our best seller for years, so we included it twice! This scarf is the perfect weight and easy to through on with a white or black T. You can choose either infinity or straight.
This week we are offering 20% OFF our entire online store PLUS free shipping!
Coupon Code: THANKS
This season we are partnering with 3 other really cool brands to bring you the Hope Supply Box! This box will include 4 women's accessories all produced by our partner group in Honduras. This is a collaborative effort between Mi Esperanza, Arrowroot Clothing, Liz Alig, and Tribe Alive and includes over $135 in retail value. Will ship on December 10th, just in time for the Holidays! AND on Black Friday only receive $10 off with coupon code HOPESUPPLY10. (Please note this box is not eligible for the above sale.)