I am over the moon excited to tell you guys about Trades of Hope today, especially since the holiday season’s coming up! They sell everything from jewelry to home decor, and their pieces are ethically produced by women overcoming hardships all over the globe. They seek to empower women out of poverty through sustainable business, and all of their products are Fair Trade Federation certified. Trades of Hope partners with artisan groups in 16 countries around the world to connect them with a marketplace here in the US where their beautiful products can be sold.
Through TOH, the aforementioned artisans are able to escape sexual exploitation, provide for their families, and much more. They make 3-6 times more than they normally would in their country, and their worker groups are putting in wells, creating schools, providing hot meals and free child care for their artists. By shopping their collection, you’re not only killing it in the fashion game, you’re being a good human and giving back to the world. So I implore you to keep them in mind when shopping for friends and family this season.
I recently got three pairs of earrings through compassionate entrepreneur Ruth Burk, and I can’t get enough of ’em. I’m wearing the Athenas today! Aren’t they gorgeous? They’re copper and were handmade in India (!!!!) If you’re interested in getting a pair for yourself, click here! They’re only $26, and they go with anything and everything. Whether you’re running errands or dressing up for a fab night out with the girls, these baubles will elevate your look tenfold.
If you’re looking for ways to style different TOH pieces, make sure to check out her blog for serious inspo. With a background in Law & International Relations, Ruth was looking for a way she could utilize her education to make more of a global impact on the world around her. She began doing research and came across TOH. Through her business as a Compassionate Entrepreneur, she’s able to weave business, fashion, gratitude and empowerment together into a wonderful lifestyle. You can explore this unique Sisterhood on her blog, StyleSlowly.com.
There, she enjoys sharing artisan stories, tips on mindful living, and the newest Trades of Hope products. You can style yourself with Trades of Hope products seen on her blog by shopping online at mytradesofhope.com/ruthburk
Photos shot by Melanie Yu aka La Belle Mel.