Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Shopping at Trades of Hope

Hi friends.  Welcome to Saturday Morning!

  Stay in your PJs and grab a cup of coffee and take a look at some great handmade items that would make some great Christmas gifts!


Have you heard of Trades of Hope
They sell handmade items from artisans around the world.  What is great about this organization is 
that they help these artisans to build up their own businesses by teaching them the skills to help sustain their livelihood and better their living conditions and then educate them to pass on their gifts to others.

You can read more about the Trades of Hope story and my involvement with them HERE or you can go directly to their website at https://www.mytradesofhope.com.


Now let's get to some shopping inspiration
Their items are fairly priced, well made and would make great unique, one of a kind gifts for the special women in your life! 

Here are some of my faves but there are many, many more offered on their website! 

I have this Kari Necklace and Earring Set and it is so pretty!
I love how versatile it is:  wear it dressy or casual, both ways look great!



This Raindrops Necklace is precious! 
Again, all handmade.  Not some overly manufactured piece. 


This Erin Scarf is so pretty and can be worn with so many colors.  Look how pretty it is with grey!


Shabby chic is all the rage in decor and this Grace Photo Frame would make a great addition. 


What about a Travel Journal?  Everyone needs a place to jot down personal notes and momentos and with your purchase it will be the "gift that gives twice"...to your recipient and the artisans that made it.


What I love about Trades of Hope is that each purchase is accompanied a complimentary information card explaining the beautiful artisans behind each product so that we can better understand their origin. 


There are even beautiful Holiday Gifts such as these Haitian Tin Ornaments.  These ornaments are made with recycled materials, as are many of their other items.  Not only are these ornaments sweet little works of art, they also represent two stories from the Haitian artisans:  the metal work made out of recycled oil drums, and the little bead that tops each made out of cereal boxes, all lovingly handcrafted by women of Hope!


Here are my Mumbai Earrings Set that I purchased last year and somehow my daughters keep "borrowing" them!  I think I may need to order some more! 



I invite you to browse around the Trades of Hope shop where there are many other great affordable items.  If you decide to buy something ... At checkout please add in the notes:  
Tami Michel / Compassion Entrepreneur 
so they know that I sent you!  

So why not "shop with a purpose"? and if you are not in the market to purchase an item at this time I invite you to just read through the Trades of Hope story and pray about these women all over the world!


Thank you! 
~Tami

























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