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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 - Beautiful tri-colored bangle. www.mytradesofhope.com/jrstarr

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. Glass and Brass Seed beaded necklace with resin buckle clasp…

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 - Become a fashionista with this eye-catching wide beaded cuff bracelet from India. This handcrafted bracelet features gold tone metal with decorated turquoise resin beads and brown wooden beads. Women in Mumbai are being empowered to be self-reliant. These artisans are able to stay out of 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 handcrafts are ...

The remote areas and impoverished villages have conservative mindsets that restrict their young women to housework. If they decide to leave trying to seek education or a better life, they often end up in the sex trade or sweatshops. Now, through Fair Trade, many of these women are empowered to be self-reliant, something that is sometimes unheard of in their villages! By making these handcrafts, they are stepping out from the thinking that women have no value. Made in India - tarnish…

These beautiful scarves are made by young women who are being empowered to be self-reliant. In India, so many girls get trapped into the sex trade because they are taught they have no value. Fair Trade is helping to change that conservative mindset. A purchase of these scarves brings hope to their villages. Made in India - 18x70"

Indu is derived from the Hindi word moon and means "bright drop." In India, some women are seen to have little to no value. Girls in remote areas are often given less food despite nutritional needs and an education is extremely unlikely. Working for Fair Trade wages allows these women to become self-reliant and earn respect in their villages. You can be a "bright drop" in the life of a women in India by purchasing a pair of earrings today! Made in India - Green Quartz - 2" colors/shades…

Within the US, thousands of women are trafficked into the sex industry. Many of these women are from the US. This ministry teaches these women life skills and gives them the opportunity to make these beautiful necklaces. They help them know that they are beautiful and cherished and are no longer bound by the sex industry. Made in the USA