WAHMReviewer – Laura
A while back, I came across a wonderful company called “Trades of Hope.” The first thing that drew me to them was all of the cool items they had. Items I’d never seen before ranging from purses and jewelry to home décor. Once I heard the backstory, I was sold!
“Trades of Hope” sells Fair Trade products made by women need around the world. By doing this, Trades of Hope offers women a way out of some pretty dangerous situations. All over the world, women work in terrible conditions in sweatshops and are even victimized in the sex trade. They do all of this just too barely get by and feed their families. These women are mothers, daughters and sisters.
“Trades of Hope” has offered them freedom from these horrible conditions by giving them an opportunity, not a hand out. These women now have a readily available way to market their hand made goods to the world. In the product line, you can find items from women in Bangladesh, Haiti, Nepal, the Philippines and many more places. All in all, “Trades of Hope” works with 15 different artisan groups that cover 4 continents!
Now that you know about the company, I’ll tell you a bit about the products. I found my products through Lori Ann. You can find her at http://www.mytradesofhope.com/loriann. For this review, Lori Ann sent me the Butterfly Bird Feeder. I love it! Just look at it hanging there! It’s beautifully crafted and perfect for any bird lover.
With each product, you can find information on the artisan group that made it. What a wonderful way to connect with women around the world. Each item has a personal touch. Each item means one more meal for a mother’s children, one more day that daughter doesn’t have to work in a sweatshop. You can help these women and fill your home with beautiful products at the same time! It’s a win/win in my book!
You can find Lori Ann at http://www.mytradesofhope.com/loriann and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ce.loriann