Asha’s Story of Hope

Asha’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Overcoming a Lack of Education “There are no opportunities in India if you don’t have a good education, and all I have is a skill I learned from my mother. My mother taught me basic weaving and braiding. I shaped up this skill and...
Fall 2020 Renaissance of Thought

Fall 2020 Renaissance of Thought

Read Time: 5 min. Renaissance of Thought is the concept for our Fall 2020 Collection at Trades of Hope. Unapologetically Feminine At the design level, we have taken a sophisticated and artistic approach to accessories: featuring jewelry mimicking sculptures, a scarf...
Mwanamtama’s Story of Hope

Mwanamtama’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Discouraged by Disabilities “I come from a very humble background. When community workers found me in my rural home, they advised my parents to allow them to take me to a rehabilitation center for corrective surgery in both my legs. But the surgeon...
Seema’s Story of Hope

Seema’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. “I grew up in a very poor family in a small village in Northern India. I lost my mother when I was very young. I don’t even remember her. My two sisters and I grew up living with our grandparents. My father worked small jobs and took care of us, but...
Afsar’s Story of Hope

Afsar’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Eighteen years old, Afsar is young and beautiful… and painfully shy. In spite of her timid nature, she commands the attention of everyone who meets her. Her craftsmanship skills are surprising for someone so young and seemingly insecure. Thankful for...
Rosaura’s Story of Hope in Guatemala

Rosaura’s Story of Hope in Guatemala

Read Time: 1 min. She’s Safe Now Rosaura came to the safe home when her parents were unable to provide her with safe housing, food, and education. She is one of over a hundred girls in Guatemala, mostly “poverty orphans” – but also survivors of...
What Difference Does Ethical Fashion Make?

What Difference Does Ethical Fashion Make?

Read Time: 4 min. Pebbles in Our Shoes A wise teacher once taught that the greatest way to create positive change is not by giving people the right answers… but by asking them the right questions… questions that will leave them wondering…...
Bai’s Story of Hope

Bai’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Searching for Hope “I’m from a small and poor village in the northeastern part of my country. Growing up, my family was so poor that we didn’t even have a roof. When I was a teenager, I decided to leave my village and move to the city. I...