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Ethical Fashion 2022 Trend Report

by | Fashion as a Force for Good, Founders

I always say that I’m so grateful that we get to impact the world – affect really dark issues like poverty and trafficking – in such a fun and beautiful way!  

There are so many people advocating for those in need in a myriad of ways: doctors on the ground, lawyers in courtrooms, and psychologists in trauma sessions.  

But our role, creating jobs for women, involves beautiful accessories! I cannot imagine a more fun way to stand with women around the world. That’s why we call it Fashion as a Force for Good 

At the end of the day, we all do what we do for our Artisan partners. But we know that having expertise knowledge of the fashion industry and how it translates to our target demographics only HELPS grow sales for our Artisan Partners and creates more job opportunities for more women around the world.  

For that reason, without further ado, I give you our 2022 Trend Report:

This year’s trends are the perfect blend of statement-making fun and wearability. Fashion in 2022 is emerging with a strong millennial/early 2000s influence. There are 6 key trends that will dominate the year, and you will see them all represented in our collection. We have adapted the looks from runways of the world’s greatest designers for the effortless wearability of the everyday woman who wants to look good while doing good. 

 

  • Sparkly Statement Earrings
  • the Chains, Charms, and Layers of Necklaces
  • Stylized Florals
  • Statement Rings
  • Organic Shapes and Materials
  • Hoops

Sparkly Statement Earrings

Sparkly Statement Earrings were a focus for many designers. While holiday seasons always bring dramatic earrings into the market, the runways predict that the trend is only going to grow in 2022. Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Etro, Christian Siriano, and more adorned their models with these opulent earrings.  

We designed our Lauren Chandelier Earrings as a transitional statement that can easily be worn from daytime to elegant evenings out. 

The Chains, Charms, and Layers of Necklaces

As fashion trends tend to do, they evolve and morph from season to season. While chain links, layered necklaces, and charms have been accessory staples for several years, they are shifting to more personalization and plays with textures. Chanel, Ulla Johnson, and Alexander McQueen showed their layering necklaces featuring unique pendants/charms. Whereas Brandan Maxwell and Moschino chose more Y2 K-inspired necklace beads and pendants. 

For a wearable approach, we provide some easy layering pieces like our Olivia Toggle Necklace, Rice Bead Necklace, and Jasper Ella Necklace. Having a shorter chunkier layer with a longer pendant achieves the trend. 

Charms

Much like the designers, we want our customers to feel like they can personalize or curate their accessories, which is why providing a linked chain like our Charming Necklace and several charm options is so important. Not only can you use our Petal Charm, Waterdrop Charm, and Northern Lights Charm, but our other charm sets work as well. 

Chunky Chains

The runways introduce mixing in much chunkier, thicker chains this year. While not as thick as those on the runways, our response to this trend is the Charming Necklace. Wear it with charms or wear it alone to instantly and effortlessly elevate your look.  

Stylized Florals

I know, I know, “flowers for spring, how original” …but 2022 the floral motif was a huge trend for jewelry. Nature has always been a constant source of inspiration and 2022 is shaping up to be no exception. Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, Anna Sui, Yuhan Wang were just a few who made statement earrings inspired by flowers. 

Our Golden Flower Earrings, Petal Charm, Forget-Me-Knot Bracelet, Floret Earrings, and even our Secret Garden Tote nod to florals and a perfect way to brighten your outfit. 

Statement Rings

We’ve seen layering necklaces, and layering bracelets, but this season wearing multiple rings is beginning to trend. From the runways of Christian Dior and Balmain wearing multiple rings on your hand can add some excitement to your everyday look. 

Our Dew Drop Ring and Renaissance Ring are great options to add to some of our current rings to build a similar runway look. 

Organic Materials & Shapes

As sustainability has rightfully been a huge focus for designers recently, the use of natural materials and organic shapes has only increased in significance on the runways. Chloe, Ulla Johnson, Zanini, and Roland Mouret all featured organically shaped jewelry using natural stones, seashells, and fibers. 

Our everyday approach is through our Wooden Capiz Earrings which feature sustainable capiz shell and local wood beads. As well as our Red Sea Necklace and Sea Glass Charm Set made from beautifully upcycled sea glass. 

Natural Stones

And many of our other pieces feature natural stones like our Indigo Agate Bracelet, Anna Azul Bracelet, Emma Bracelet, Strawberry Quartz Studs, Jasper Ella Necklace, and Northern Lights Charm. 

Organic Shapes

Both our Mia Hoops, Infinity Earrings, Dew Drop Ring, while not made from natural materials, were designed as inspired by organic shapes. 

Hoops

Hoops are far from going out of style. Designers still featured their beloved small hoops whereas others created oversized hoops like Burberry, Fendi, Isabel Marant, and Versace. 

Our Mia Hoops may be a bit more conservatively sized, but they will certainly make a statement. And our Tapestry Hoops provide a touch of color and an artisanal approach. 

I hope you have found our 2022 Trend Report helpful. While fashion is fun, we exist to help women lead their families out of poverty around the world. This is just the vehicle in which we accomplish our mission. Remember, every time you wear these designs, you are standing with a woman as she leaves cycles of poverty and trafficking. Thank you so much for joining us in using Fashion as a Force for Good!

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Elisabeth Huijskens

Elisabeth Huijskens

Elisabeth is a founder of Trades of Hope and is passionate about empowering women to boldly reach their dreams, here at home and around the world. She loves meeting our artisan partners, traveling to new cultures, and binging Downton Abbey episodes with her matching redhead puppy.

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Trades of Hope is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand that helps women around the world escape poverty and trafficking through our fair trade designs. Learn how you can partner with Artisans around the world here.