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New Years Resolution: Make 2015 the Year of Fair Trade!

31 Dec

Take the Fair Trade Challenge by pledging to support more fair trade certified companies and products in the new year. By adding this to your resolutions list, together we can make 2015 a year of positive change in our communities that will have a global effect through fair trade!

Restyle Fair Trade’s Top 3 Reasons To Love Fair Trade in 2015 

1. You Don’t Need To Sacrifice Style For Causestyle

All ReStyle products are on-trend meeting the latest style fashions. So you can look great while knowing that each purchase is changing lives.

2. You Can Make A Difference In A Woman’s Life

Over 95% of the products we offer are made by women artisans, and each purchase helps provide meaningful opportunity for women and their families.

Better health, more access to doctors, the ability to attend better schools – all are results of Fair Trade. You become part of the solution!

Hope For Women artisans who create our beautiful handmade products

Hope For Women artisans who create our beautiful handmade products

3. You Are Doing Your Part To Better The Planet

social-media-planetOur Fair Trade products are also eco-friendly. Whether turning recycled tire tubes or recycled orange peel into unique products, or using sustainably harvested rainforest seeds, each ReStyle product shoots for the highest green mark to help reduce our footprint on our planet.

Thanks to everyone for choosing to support Fair Trade. Each purchase makes a difference!

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Restyle Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

15 Dec

‘Tis the season to shop Fair Trade! Our Restyle Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide has a wide selection of unique presents made from eco-friendly materials by talented artisans from around the world.

 Do you have a tech-lover on your list?

 Our Restyle Recycled Tire Tube Tech items are the perfect gifts for gadget-gurus! The sleek design of our tablet covers are fashionable and functional, made from recycled tire tubes originally destined for a landfill. Our Restyle SmartPhone Wallet fits the iPhone and most smart phone styles.

 

  For the Fashionistas in Your Life

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Our hand-etched tagua jewelry is sure to impress. With beautiful designs carved into sustainably harvested tagua nuts, it’s no wonder these necklaces, bracelets and earrings are popular gifts!

Our Restyle Cosmetic Bag is a great gift for everyday use and for travel. It holds make up essentials in a uniquely textured bag with a bright and stylish pop of color! Choose between fuchsia, electric green and orange:

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Leather Bracelets, crafted from recycled leather scraps make for a great stocking-stuffers and have styles that work for both men and women. With a wide selection, you can choose between  neutral colors or opt for more vibrant options. These bracelets also come in stylish Tire Tube versions pictured below. DSC_1654

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Peel Pals are versatile gifts that can be used on gift wrapping as decor, hung from a bottle of wine to add a festive spirit, and make charming ornaments for your tree and window sills. Hand crafted by Colombian women artisans, each Peel Pal is made from recycled orange peels, jute and wood. These adorable elves and angels grant special wishes for the young and young at heart!

With every gift you send, kind words from the heart are the best way to send your love this holiday season. Our Hope For Women Notecards are beautiful, with real pressed flowers and ferns that have blank interiors so you can send a heartfelt note and seasons greetings!

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Thank you for choosing Restyle Fair Trade. Your purchase makes a huge difference to our artisan partners and their families this holiday season. We wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Spread the Love with Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Gifts!

10 Feb

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Restyle Fair Trade wants to help spread the love worldwide. This list of fair trade certified gifts is sure to include the perfect present for your special someone!

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Roses are arguably the most romantic flower symbolizing beauty, love, and passion. One World Flowers sells fair trade roses by the bouquet and has a wide variety of flower options and arrangements. We suggest “All’s Fair in Love” a classic red bouquet that is a signature valentine’s day gift. One fair trade dozen costs $54.95.

This holiday celebrates being sweet to the ones you care about, and a fair trade box of chocolates is a popular gesture of love! This Classic Red Velvet Box for $45 is a beautiful assortment creme filled hearts and caramels that even has an special option for vegans, made completely of fair trade and organic ingredients—it doesn’t get much sweeter than that!

Red and pink are colors that represent the love and passion felt on this warm and fuzzy holiday. Here are some of our favorite products that fit the color scheme and would be a lovely gift for valentine’s day that are 20% OFF for a limited time:

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Triple Wrap Chirilla And Leather Bracelet-Dawn

$29.98   $23.98

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3 Faceted Tagua on Antiqued Silver Plated Ball Chain

$36.48   $29.18

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Giving Tree Tagua Necklace–Poppy Red 

$19.98   $15.98
ImageFaceted Acai Earrings–Raspberry

$19.98  $15.98

ImageTagua Ring–Raspberry

$27.48   $21.98

For a full listing of Red/Pink sale items, click here!

If you’re looking for a fair trade gift for the man in your life, our website has a section of “Gift for Him” with recycled tire tube tech cases, wallets and eco-leather items too!

Sometimes the best gift is a note from the heart. Our tree-free cotton note cards have blank interiors so you can fill that pages with a handwritten love letter. They are beautifully decorated with pressed flowers and grasses indigenous to El Salvador and Colombia, sealed in compostable packaging and printed with non-toxic vegetable based inks. They are eco-friendly, fair trade and inexpensive ranging from $3.99-$5.50.

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Remember that through fair trade purchases on this loving holiday, you can feel great knowing that your declaration of adoration is helping to support artisans, farmers and laborers through fair wages and safe working conditions. So spread the love, buy fair trade!

Tracey’s Must-Have ReStyle Products (Guest Post)

11 Oct

ReStyle is excited to welcome former Glam Media editor and fashion writer, Tracey Harrington McCoy, to our blog. Here, she reveals the five products she’s loving right now on ReStyleFairTrade.com

I was thrilled when ReStyle by Hope for Women asked me to highlight a couple of my favorite products here on their blog. I’m such a big advocate of fair trade and ever since I was introduced to ReStyle’s fabulous products, I can’t stop shopping on their site! Here are the five products I’m currently obsessed with:

1) ReStyle Messenger Bag

ReStyle Recylced Tire Tube Messenger Bag

ReStyle Recylced Tire Tube Messenger Bag

Since discovering ReStyle, I’ve become a huge fan of their recycled tire tube collection. Each item is so unique and can’t be found anywhere else. I already own the cosmetic bag but next on my list is this messenger. I’ll probably use as a baby bag — it’s a great size and super durable.

2) Eco Leather Wide Bracelet

Eco Leather Wide Bracelet

Eco Leather Wide Bracelet

This is one of the coolest, most versatile cuffs I’ve seen in a while–plus it has such a high fashion feel. Perfect for any season and a great final touch to any outfit. It’s also available in a smaller width too for those that prefer a narrower look.

3) ReStyle Recycled Tire Tube Bracelet

Recycled Tire Tube Bracelet

Recycled Tire Tube Bracelet

I told you I love the tire tube products! This bracelet is basic yet funky. And the price point of $10.98 can’t be beaten. Great for men or women.

4) Tagua Ring

Tagua Ring

Tagua Ring

How fabulous is this ring? It’s made from a sustainably harvested tagua seed from Colombia’s rainforest–doesn’t get any cooler than that. A great find for all those women who love chunky jewelry. It’s available in a bunch of colors too.

5) Portraits of El Salvador Cards

Portraits of El Salvador Greeting Cards

Portraits of El Salvador Greeting Cards

These stunning cards were handmade by women whose homes in El Salvador were destroyed by a devastating earthquake and mudslides and represent their hope for the future. Each card features real pressed flowers. Absolutely gorgeous.

Hope For Women introduces…..ReStyle™!

26 Sep

 We’re very excited to unveil our new website, ReStyle™!

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Why the new name and site?
Hope For Women has evolved as an organization and we thought it was time for a little change. We think our new branding better fits our commitment of offering exceptional artisan-crafted fashion products that change lives through Fair Trade.

Our hope is to reach more people with our new brand and benefit the artisans that create our unique products even more. To help celebrate our new launch, we’re offering 15% off our entire site with coupon code LAUNCH15

But are your products still Fair Trade and eco-friendly?woman with child
Our commitment to our social mission has not changed at all.  ReStyle products are still Fair Trade, eco-friendly and are helping to change lives for the better. We’ll continue to strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, from sourcing recycled materials to how we package our items.

Are you still working with women artisans?
Yes! Women artisans are still creating our Fair Trade, eco-friendly products. Due to the growing demand for our products more artisans are working, and this includes some men as well. But over 90% of the artisans we work with are women, and we continue to try to work with women in all aspects of our work.

purseWhat kind of products will the new site feature?

We’ll be offering a wide array of high-quality, stylish, and seasonally relevant products that are on trend. This includes stunning statement necklaces, pretty bangles, and eye-catching rings–among many other gorgeous pieces. And don’t worry, we’ll definitely still feature our best-selling line of recycled tire tube products!

***Stay tuned for regular specials and promotions throughout the year!***

Thank you for being loyal and supportive customers of Hope for Women. We hope you’ll browse the new site and check out our gorgeous product lines and inspiring artisans. Don’t forget: get 15% off the entire site with coupon code LAUNCH25 (enter coupon code in the shopping cart).