Tag Archives: Fair Trade

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!

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!

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).

Fair Trade in the Green Mountain State

17 Aug

Being based in Burlington, Vermont, we are lucky to have beautiful mountains and lakes and a stunning working landscape of farms all around us, to go along with wonderful towns and cities full of engaging people and businesses to interact with.

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church-stFair Trade is a part of Vermont. Along with ever increasing support for supporting our local economy, Vermonters also have a strong awareness of how Fair Trade connects us to the rest of the world and can make the world a better place through our purchasing choices. We show a willingness to be a part of Fair Trade through efforts like becoming a Fair Trade Town (Burlington and Brattleboro) or Fair Trade University (St. Michael’s College). Many outstanding companies that embrace Fair Trade make their home here as well, ranging from Dolma Fair Trade and Creative Women to Ben & Jerry’s and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

This week we were so proud to see that one of our Vermont companies, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, was just recognized as being the world’s largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee. For the third straight year!

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A huge congratulations to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters making a difference in the lives of coffee farmers around the world.

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/