Friday, October 13, 2017

Let's Help Women Out of Poverty and a Jewelry Giveaway

Last weekend, while wandering around our church's Multi Cultural Festival, a beautiful glass bead necklace caught my eye. 
Full Disclosure:  I am hosting an online party for Trades of Hope.  If you make a purchase through any of the links in this post, I will receive Trades of Hope merchandise as compensation.
This Jeweled Necklace is handcrafted by artisans in India, it comes in a multitude of beautiful colors. This beautiful necklace is highlighted by glass beads and comes in an endless design. You can wear it with its full length or it can be wrapped.   Trades of Hope - Jeweled Necklace
Back to the necklace, it is perfect for dressing up my typical black or white t-shirt and jeans look.  At 50 inches, it can be worn several different ways.
I was pleasantly surprised by its price, just $24.00. Amber, whose booth it was displayed in, went on to explain Trades of Hope to me.  Then I got really excited.
The company is founded on fair trade principles. The items they sell are made by women around the world living in difficult circumstances.  Some have been rescued from sex slavery, others are living in war torn countries.  The women become artisans with means to earn a living wage.  Trades of Hope offers a market for the goods they make through a home party model meaning the artisans can put food on their table, a roof over their head, get medical care and education for their children. The artisans are paid 100% of their asking price.  They set the price they feel is fair for their product.  Only then does Trades of Hope price a mark-up on each item.  Trades of Hope purchases inventory from their artisans.
What an amazing concept - buying pretty jewelry and feeling good about giving women around the world a much needed opportunity.
So, I also ordered this sweet little ring.
And I'm thinking I need these earrings.
Trades of Hope also sells scarves, decor items, and bags.  All the items are created by small businesses.  The company focuses primarily on women becauses when you help one woman out of poverty, on average she in turn helps four others out of poverty.
As soon as I'd completed my own purchase, I wanted to tell more people about Trades of Hope.  It occurred to me that this blog would be a great way to spread the word.  
I am ordering a lovely piece made in Haiti to giveaway.  You can read more about this bracelet below.

Product Details: 
This bracelet features beads of earthen clay from Haiti's mountains and upcycled cereal box beads on an elastic cord.

Approx. Measurements: 3.5"
Materials: Paper, clay, & glass
Colors: Earth tones, powder blue & tan

Artisan Information: 
Haiti had this century’s worst natural disaster and is home to almost 500,000 orphans. The majority of the orphans have not been orphaned by parental deaths or natural disasters, but by parents who gave them up simply because they could not feed them. The group we work with is an "un-orphanage" and is helping with the orphan crisis by providing parents with sustainable business through creating products.

Purchase this piece and empower a woman in Haiti

Every product has variations as a part of the artisan-made charm! 

To enter this giveaway, simply visit my online Trades of Hope party, look over the beautiful choices in the online catalog, and comment below about which one(s) are your favorite.  One winner will be chosen at random from all the comments.  Please be sure that I have a way to contact you through the comment in case you are the lucky winner.  Entry is limited to residents of the U.S. who are at least eighteen years of age.
If you purchase something from my online Trades of Hope party, it will be shipped directly to you.  The shipping is a flat $5.95 whether you order one item or many, so you may as well find gorgeous gifts for friends and family while you are there!  Each item comes with a little drawstring gift bag.  This party will close on October 24, 2017.  More good news: Trades of Hope ships items very quickly, even before the party closes.
Here's a link to Amber's Trades of Hope website if you would like more information about the artisans, hosting a party, or even becoming a Compassionate Entrepreneur.

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  1. Wow that is really awesome! The jewelry is beautiful - it is hard to choose just one, but I love the Cambodian pearl bracelet. I see lots of gift possibilities too. Thanks for sharing this very worthy cause!

  2. Very pretty! I'm off to check it out.

  3. I like the pearls of hope necklace,

    1. Congratulations Pail of Pearls. You are the winner! Please email your address to me at myheartliveshere@gmail. I will be sending the bracelet to you as soon as my order comes in.

  4. I like the pure love bracelet.

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