My friend Amy Tilson recently introduced me to Trades of Hope, a Fair Trade, “missional” business that was started by two women and their daughters. They want to empower women around the world to change the face of poverty through home parties. Or, in our case, a blog party. So welcome to the party, friends! We don’t have punch and cookies, but Amy is giving away a schweet, one-of-a-kind Guatemalan clutch, so stick around.
Trades of Hope is creating job opportunities not only for the artisans making the gorgeous merch, but also for women in America as Compassionate Entrepreneurs. Trades of Hope partners with women artisans from all over the world to help market and sell their beautiful products. These artisans are paid four to six times more than what they would normally make, so that they can take care of their families and send their kids to school.
Okay, let’s talk about the jewelry. So many lovelies. To help with your Slave-Free Christmas shopping, they’ve even created bundles of coordinating accessories:
I’m a sucker for a good paper bead necklace:
And here’s a video about Trades of Hope:
Now for the giveaway. Everyone who makes a purchase OR comments on this post will be entered to win this fantabulous one-of-a-kind Guatemalan clutch. You cannot buy this on the site. This is the only one, and it could be yours!
To enter the contest, purchase something using our special party link or comment below, and remember to give us your email. All emails gathered for the comments and purchases will be entered. Our party, and your chance to win, ends Dec. 14.
Slave-Free Christmas Challenge:
This Christmas, I’ve challenged myself to shop my entire Christmas list from organizations that are helping people, not hurting people. Today, 27 million men, women, and children live as someone else’s property. Slaves are making the items that I’m buying to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior. Somehow I don’t think He’s blessed by the blood on His birthday presents. For more information on my Slave-Free Christmas project, click here. For featured companies from the last two years, click here.
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