Trades of Hope - The women artisans of Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. They are able to stay out of the sweatshops and avoid the indignity of the sex trade. The old, conservative mindset that has given women a lesser value in India is being challenged as these women's handicrafts are finding a market through Fair Trade. These women are stepping out and earning respect in their villages.  Made in India

Trades of Hope - The women artisans of Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. They are able to stay out of the sweatshops and avoid the indignity of the sex trade. The old, conservative mindset that has given women a lesser value in India is being challenged as these women's handicrafts are finding a market through Fair Trade. These women are stepping out and earning respect in their villages. Made in India

The women artisans of Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. They are able to stay out of the sweatshops and avoid the indignity of the sex trade. The old, conservative mindset that has given women a lesser value in India is being challenged as these women's handicrafts are finding a market through Fair Trade. These women are stepping out and earning respect in their villages.    Made in India - Swirls of brass bring hope of a brighter tomorrow!

The women artisans of Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. They are able to stay out of the sweatshops and avoid the indignity of the sex trade. The old, conservative mindset that has given women a lesser value in India is being challenged as these women's handicrafts are finding a market through Fair Trade. These women are stepping out and earning respect in their villages. Made in India - Swirls of brass bring hope of a brighter tomorrow!

Trades of Hope - These products go beyond helping Indian women escape poverty by providing job training. These accessories help support a school for 165 underprivileged children, many of whom belong to the artisans. They especially target girls to educate, because so often only boys are given an education.   Made in India - Sold as a Set - You get a gold AND silver pair!:

Trades of Hope - These products go beyond helping Indian women escape poverty by providing job training. These accessories help support a school for 165 underprivileged children, many of whom belong to the artisans. They especially target girls to educate, because so often only boys are given an education. Made in India - Sold as a Set - You get a gold AND silver pair!:

Trades of Hope - The vast majority of Haiti's "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 Apparent Project is the, "un-orphanage." It is helping with the orphan crisis by providing the parents with a sustainable business by making "cereal box" beads. Now these parents are able to keep their children and raise them with dignity!  Made in Haiti -Color and designs change slightly.

Trades of Hope - The vast majority of Haiti's "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 Apparent Project is the, "un-orphanage." It is helping with the orphan crisis by providing the parents with a sustainable business by making "cereal box" beads. Now these parents are able to keep their children and raise them with dignity! Made in Haiti -Color and designs change slightly.

Trades of Hope - Fair trade groups in the Philippines are helping to change the stereotypical view of women.  Women no longer have so be seen as sex objects and undervalued as a lesser gender.  These groups are empowering women with skills to sell their products to the world.    Made in the Philippines - Black feathers are painted on both sides of the white capiz shell

Trades of Hope - Fair trade groups in the Philippines are helping to change the stereotypical view of women. Women no longer have so be seen as sex objects and undervalued as a lesser gender. These groups are empowering women with skills to sell their products to the world. Made in the Philippines - Black feathers are painted on both sides of the white capiz shell

Trades of Hope - Teardrops in turquoise and smaller beads in gold, blue, and green create these  show-stopping 2-inch-drop earrings. Wear them alone or with the matching necklace.

Trades of Hope - Teardrops in turquoise and smaller beads in gold, blue, and green create these show-stopping 2-inch-drop earrings. Wear them alone or with the matching necklace.

The majority of rural women are poor and nearly 70% of them live in extreme poverty, unable to get the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing.  Lack of opportunities, along with guerrilla warfare, has brought a massive migration of people to the urban areas.  Husbands generally leave the women in search of work in order to survive.  More than half of the country lives below the poverty line.  But some women have found hope by hand making beautiful products.

The majority of rural women are poor and nearly 70% of them live in extreme poverty, unable to get the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. Lack of opportunities, along with guerrilla warfare, has brought a massive migration of people to the urban areas. Husbands generally leave the women in search of work in order to survive. More than half of the country lives below the poverty line. But some women have found hope by hand making beautiful products.

Trades of Hope - The bronze, silver and gold colors are beautifully created by young, unmarried ladies.  Often when they decide to leave their impoverished villages to make a better life for themselves, they end up in the sex trade or sweatshops. Fair Trade is changing that by giving them the opportunity to be self-reliant and respected in their villages. A purchase of these earrings changes a life all the way across the world! Made in India

Trades of Hope - The bronze, silver and gold colors are beautifully created by young, unmarried ladies. Often when they decide to leave their impoverished villages to make a better life for themselves, they end up in the sex trade or sweatshops. Fair Trade is changing that by giving them the opportunity to be self-reliant and respected in their villages. A purchase of these earrings changes a life all the way across the world! Made in India

Trades of Hope - The women artisans of Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. They are able to stay out of the sweatshops and avoid the indignity of the sex trade. The old, conservative mindset that has given women a lesser value in India is being challenged as these women's handicrafts are finding a market through Fair Trade. These women are stepping out and earning respect in their villages.    Made in India - Brass rectangles in burgundy and tangerine

Trades of Hope - The women artisans of Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. They are able to stay out of the sweatshops and avoid the indignity of the sex trade. The old, conservative mindset that has given women a lesser value in India is being challenged as these women's handicrafts are finding a market through Fair Trade. These women are stepping out and earning respect in their villages. Made in India - Brass rectangles in burgundy and tangerine

|| Every purchase empowers a woman out of poverty. || Shop at http://mytradesofhope.com/leahhartley || #tradesofhope #endpoverty #empoweringwomen #sustainablebusinesses #fairtradefashion

|| Every purchase empowers a woman out of poverty. || Shop at http://mytradesofhope.com/leahhartley || #tradesofhope #endpoverty #empoweringwomen #sustainablebusinesses #fairtradefashion

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