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HFW Outfit Ideas: Bright Boho and Braided

15 Aug
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If you’re searching for the perfect trendy and summery laid-back style, look no further. Inspired by the Hope For Women multicolored woven bracelet, this colorful bohemian look incorporates woven and braided details not only in bracelet and featured hairstyle (click here for a tutorial on the up-do!)  but also in the neutral woven sandals.
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Since the bracelet features three different and distinct colors (turquoise, purple and a rich dark brown), rather than matching these hues exactly this look embraced the idea of multicolored with a vibrant sundress that included every shade seen in a rainbow. This paired with a solid clementine shrug made the style a bright and casual one without the fear of a being too matchy-matchy. However, to add a sense of cohesiveness, the look added Hope For Women’s handmade acai seed necklaces in the same color as the bracelet along with a brown and turquoise slouchy backpack to compliment its tones. To add a spritz of summery scent to look, these fair trade fragrances from the body shop will make the outfit and  it also coincides with Hope For Women’s values of making socially responsible purchases.
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All Hope For Women accessories featured are fair-trade, sustainably created and packaged with eco-friendly materials. To learn more about our company and products, please visit us at http://www.hopeforwomen.com/

Hope For Women Joined Polyvore!

31 Jul
Hope For Women Joined Polyvore!

Hope for Women recently joined Polyvore, a fashion organizing website! All of our products are listed on the site here so anyone can create their own outfit idea using hope for women’s fair trade and eco-friendly jewelry in their sets.

Although accessorizing is usually the last element added to perfect a look, we decided to change it up and plan on creating outfits inspired by our favorite jewelry pieces. We will be creating style sets for many different occasions, seasons and trends so be sure to follow our blog for new outfit ideas and styling advice!

Fireworks, festivities and fair trade!

2 Jul

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This year when you are celebrating Independence Day by watching the sky light up in bright bursts of color remember that this day commemorates how the United States gained the freedom to support itself and become an independent nation. Supporting fair trade means supporting working independence of farmers, artisans, builders, crafters and laborers around the world by providing them safe working conditions and the wages to care for their families and build a life upon. Here are a few ways you can use fair trade products to celebrate the Fourth of July in style while helping others gain their independence as well!

ImageOff to a barbecue potluck with friends or a family reunion this holiday and not sure what to bring? How about some delicious pasta salad made with Equal Exchange Fair Trade Olive Oil?

If you’re in charge of dessert Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is always a crowd favorite and every flavor is proudly stamped with that fair trade logo like a badge of honor.

Maybe you are more interested in providing refreshments for the day’s festivities? Mongozo’s Exotic Banana Beer has that sweet taste of summer and social responsibility in every fair trade bottle. If you’re looking for something with a little more punch to go with those booming fireworks perhaps Papagayo’s Organic Rum will spark your interest? Here’s a recipe for a patriotic array of red, white and blue daiquiris that are gaurenteed to get everyone into the holiday spirit(s)–pun intended.

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If you want to wish your relatives and friends who couldn’t be there with you to celebrate this festive holiday a Happy Fourth of July, remember that Hope For Women’s beautiful handcrafted and eco-friendly cards are sure to brighten anyone’s day like a firework brighten’s the sky.

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We here at Hope For Women hope you found these fair trade suggestions helpful and wish you all a happy, fun-filled and safe Independence Day this year.