This past December I participated in a worldwide movement called “Dressember” whose goal is to use fashion (wearing a dress) to raise awareness and money to fight human trafficking and modern day slavery. I was blown away by the generous response of so many people I know when our team raised over $21,000 – enough to fund 3 rescue missions.
My heart was set on fire to help those who don’t have a voice and my prayer was – “God – how do I help push back this darkness – beyond December?” I believe He answered that prayer by introducing me to Trades of Hope.
The mission of Trades of Hope is to empower women out of poverty, trafficking and abuse again through fashion. By purchasing the products these 28 artisan groups make from around the world, we are giving them sustainable income that helps them provide for their families. When I heard about this company’s mission, I had to be a part of it, so I decided to join their movement of changing the world, one bracelet at a time.
You can read more about this amazing organization and shop for beautifully handcrafted jewelry, scarfs, handbags and home decor here.