Trades of Hope Introduces Color Therapy!

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This collection embodies a palette of bold self-standing colors that elicit a strong statement.

The Styles

These styles feature vibrant colors but will be gently balanced with tones silver and gold.

Unapologetic Color

Unapologetic color reflects the unapologetic spirit of women around the world. This collection is made by women who are overcoming poverty and oppression, finding opportunity and independence.

Unapologetic color invites us into a joyous and enlivening summer. The use of hue and vibrance remarkably represent the love of color held true by many of the cultures we collaborate with around the world.

India

Women in India are declaring that their voices are important and needed.

Blush Dotted Kerchief

Using ancient Artisan traditions passed down for generations, women in India use hand-carved wooden blocks dipped in azo-free dyes to create beautiful traditional block-printed designs like this Blush Dotted Kerchief. Each 100% breathable cotton kerchief is feminine and fun with hand-stamped red dots, burgundy accents, and a white dotted border on blush pink fabric. Wear it your way – around your neck, head, or add it to your favorite tote, as a stylish and fun accent! Every kerchief has variations as a part of the Artisan-made charm!

Shop This Block Printed Blush Dotted Kerchief Here

Marigold Leather Crossbody

Inspired by the warmth and happiness of marigold flowers, this eye-catching genuine leather crossbody bag from India will add a pop of sunshine to your wardrobe with natural vegetable-tanned yellow earth-tones.

This ultra-soft, washed and tumbled leather bag is handcrafted to create the look and feel of well-loved vintage leather. Artisans finish each bag with braided leather accents on the front flap that also features a magnetic snap closure. The adjustable removable crossbody strap with antiqued brass accents lets you style this comfy bag your way! 

Keep your essentials organized and safe in the 100% cotton liner with two interior slip pockets, one interior zippered storage pocket, and a zippered closure at the top to keep your valuables safe and secure.

Every purchase provides safe jobs with fair wages in areas of extreme poverty in India where vulnerable Artisans are often exploited by sweatshops.

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Golden Elephant Charm

Add a bit of fanciful fair-trade fun to your wardrobe with this dainty Golden Elephant Charm from India!

This adorable single elephant charm can easily be added to many of your favorite designs like our Long Chain Necklaces and Bold Link Necklace.

Double your impact on poverty when you buy two elephant charms to wear with our Customizable Gold Hoops.

Shop This Golden Elephant Charm Here

Riviera Earrings

These colorful fair-trade statement earrings from India are this year’s summer wardrobe must-have!

Peach moonstone studs, turquoise beaded glass in lightweight gold-tone frames with velvet backing, and fun turquoise fringe make these earrings totally unique!

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Serenity Onyx Bracelet & Tranquil Onyx Bracelet

Traditionally known as symbols of confidence, genuine onyx gemstones make this earth-tone green and multicolor stretch bracelet from India mesmerizing.

Add some sparkling color therapy to your wardrobe with faceted, genuine, aqua onyx gemstones, traditionally known to represent calm. Each stretch-to-fit Serenity Onyx Bracelet and Tranquil Onyx Bracelet has natural color variations that make your bracelet beautifully unique.

Every Serenity Onyx Bracelet and Tranquil Onyx Bracelet is handcrafted in a workshop in India that’s committed to fighting child marriage and helping women become financially independent as fair-trade Artisans.

Shop This Serenity Onyx Bracelet Here

Shop This Tranquil Onyx Bracelet Here

Every purchase of our Serenity Onyx Bracelet and Tranquil Onyx Bracelet helps create safe, sustainable, fair-wage jobs for women in areas of extreme poverty in India.

Haiti

Mothers are keeping their babies out of poverty orphanages in Haiti, where our mission to empower women out of poverty began.

Goldfinch Earrings

Inspired by the natural beauty of goldfinch feathers, these genuine leather statement earrings from Haiti are hand cut and accented with yellow glass beads and 14k gold-plated fishhook-style ear wires.

These Artisans are overcoming extreme poverty by creating ethically made jewelry with eco-friendly materials and unique style.

Every purchase of these Goldfinch Earrings helps provide these Artisans with safe jobs, fair wages, educational resources, and counseling.

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Vietnam

Women are overcoming homelessness, disabilities, blindness, and extreme poverty in Vietnam.

Faith the Flamingo

Cuddly, soft, and squeezable, Faith the Flamingo is colorful fair-trade fun with her hand-crocheted flower and fluffy knit-loop wings and tail!

Our newest Artisan partners in Vietnam handcraft each adorable stuffed animal with flamingo-pink cotton-blend yarn and plenty of character.

Every purchase of Faith the Flamingo provides fair-trade jobs for local women and villagers who are overcoming disabilities, homelessness, and extreme poverty in Vietnam.

Shop Faith the Flamingo Here

Cambodia

Survivors of acid attacks in Cambodia are reclaiming their bodies and re-discovering their value.

Songsa Wrap Bracelet

Songsa means “sweetheart” in Khmer, the traditional local language of these Artisans in Cambodia.

Aqua, black, ivory, and gold-tone glass beads are designed to easily coordinate with your other favorite designs from our Color Therapy Collection.

This adjustable handcrafted bracelet is versatile enough to wear as a single choker-style necklace or wrap twice around your wrist. Each bracelet is adjustable with a two-inch gold-tone extension chain that features a clasp closure and is beautifully finished with a colorful aqua tassel. Every bracelet has variations as a part of the Artisan-made charm! 

Every purchase of this Songsa Wrap Bracelet supports the acid attack survivor in Cambodia who created it.

Shop This Songsa Wrap Bracelet Here

Peru

Ancient artisanal techniques are creating jobs for mothers in Peru’s areas of extreme poverty.

Eclipse Earrings

These pure silver-plated earrings are handcrafted in Peru from hammered bronze with unique crescent moon motifs inspired by the Artisans’ ancient Peruvian heritage.

Each pair of Eclipse Earrings features a semi-hoop and crescent moon design with fishhook-style ear wires.

Every purchase provides safe jobs with fair wages in areas of extreme poverty in Peru.

Shop These Eclipse Earrings Here

Discover Life-Changing Color Therapy by Trades of Hope

From Cambodia to India to Peru, the enthusiasm of Color Therapy Summer 2021 signals the beginning of basking in warm light, carefree whim following, and the potential for unforgettable stories in the making.

Shop Life-Changing Color Therapy Here

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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.