Fair Trade Jewelry and Ethical Fashion

Fair Trade Jewelry & Ethical Fashion

Sandy’s Story of Hope in Peru – Trades of Hope

by | Artisans

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Empower Her to Pursue Her Dreams

One of my short-term dreams is to finish my institute, and my long-term dream is to study in college. My work is my way to solve the challenges of pursuing my studies. It wouldn’t be possible without it. Without my work, life would be difficult, because I couldn’t pay my expenses. I couldn’t study. I’m doing my best to keep both activities, even though it is difficult.

Empower Her to Build Authentic Relationships

At first, handcrafting jewelry was difficult. But with practice, I’ve learned better skills. Now I’m able to make some decisions in our production and packaging processes. My favorite part of the day in our workshop is mornings at eight o’clock, when we all arrive and prepare for our workday. It’s funny when our energies join! We are all neighbors.

Empower Her to Be the Hero of Her Own Story

It’s really helpful for us to live near the workshop because we can dedicate time to our family, and the Artisans who have children can have a better control of their life. We also don’t have to spend money to move to a workshop.

“This is part of my story… We are so pleased to work with Trades of Hope! We hope that you continue relying on handmade crafts!”

– Sandy, Fair-Trade Jewelry Artisan in Peru

Watch this video of Sandy putting the finishing touches on our Andean Ring!

Click on the photos below to explore these handcrafted fair-trade jewelry designs from Peru!

Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisans in areas of extreme poverty in Peru to empower women to become financially independent.
Every purchase of Trades of Hope designs from Peru provides safe jobs with living wages that empower women in remote areas of extreme poverty to lead their families out of poverty.

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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.


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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.