With the launch of our 2016 Spring Catalog last January, we made a social media push with the phrase “Hope is Coming.” Organically, the phrase caught on, and Trades of Hope compassionate entrepreneurs and customers started sharing and hash tagging this phrase in correlation with the release.
For the release of our 2016 Summer Insert, our hearts beat with one message:
Dare to be Free.
Because of our partnership with our artisans, they are taking hold of their freedom, many for the first time. They are gaining freedom for things that we often take for granted: freedom to be educated, freedom to keep their children, freedom over their bodies. On top of that, because of the dignified, business partnership we share, our artisans are regaining the freedom to be brave, the freedom to hope, and the freedom to dream.
It is never too late to release yourself to be free and brave and courageous again. There are so many things, even in our modern American lives that can bind us from choosing our own freedom. I am sure we all have stories of when we have allowed insecurities and frightening circumstances hold us back. While we do not have the ability to control the crazy things that life throws at us, we do have the ability to control how we respond to them. Sometimes (often times), this means choosing bravery and stepping into freedom. Not because life isn’t scary, but because there is abundant life on the other side of this enslaving fear. Choosing to free yourself not only opens up your own life, but there is then a myriad of opportunities to help others. So whether it is bravery to let loose and be a little silly or the bravery to step out of your comfort zone on behalf of others, there is freedom. The choice is yours.
Thank you so much for being a vital part in our work to empower women out of poverty around the world. How can you be a part? By purchasing pieces from our ethically produced line, hosting parties, and joining us as a Trades of Hope compassionate entrepreneur, you are directly changing lives. There has never been a better time to be free, be brave, and be a part.
I cannot wait to share our 2016 Summer Insert pieces with you on April 26th!
Light + love,