Fashion

Fair OOTD | Trades of Hope

Hey there, friends! I hope you’re having a great week, maybe gearing up for the holiday season. I’ll be honest, I’ve barely started my holiday/Christmas shopping yet, but today I want to show you at least one piece of jewellery I was gifted from Diana at Trades of Hope which is perfect for holiday parties… whether your shopping is done or not haha.

Trades of Hope is a great company that strives to empower women at every step of the supply and sales chain. Women are lifted out of poverty and given hope by making the items that TOH sells, and then women in the “developed” world are given the opportunity to start their own business from home by selling the pieces to others. Pretty rad, if you ask me! So of course I was down to do a post when Diana reached out to me to collab. Full disclosure, she gifted this necklace to me in exchange for a blog post.

The Glory Necklace from Trades of Hope
The Glory Necklace

I took the Glory Necklace┬áto Deep Cove in North Vancouver to get some shots of this necklace – because the cove is always so beautiful and I was hoping to find some festive lighting (which we did! Thanks to hubby for taking these shots!) However, even more beautiful than this necklace is the mission behind it. Check out the quote from their website:

The Indian artisans who make this necklace focus on providing education for the neediest children in their community. They have worked hard to raise enough funds to establish a school so that parents in their poor community won’t have to choose between working to provide basic needs for their families or sending their children to school. This group has given work to a multitude of women without sacrificing their desire for their children to have a bright and promising future.

I don’t know about you, but if I have the choice between a necklace that gives back and one that doesn’t, I’ll happily take the one that does!

Checking out the cozy vibes in Deep Cove

The necklace I’m wearing is pretty casual and can easily be dressed up or down. I personally wore it very casually, with a white blouse that I bought back in Australia, grey cardigan (H&M maybe?), my favourite high-waisted jeans and Timberland boots.

By the way, Trades of Hope has bajillions of necklaces ranging from minimal to chunky, as well as other types of jewellery, bags, decor, and more! I 100% recommend checking them out if you’re into fashionable items that provide fair working conditions for others.

Get the look:

Glory Necklace | Trades of Hope | $28

I started laughing because Luke backed up into a lamp post while taking these photos of me. The laughing-at-husband shots turned out to be some of the best, LOL

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So have you started your holiday shopping? Maybe this is something you could consider for a friend, grandmother, mother, aunt or daughter for Christmas. Or maybe you have other sustainable holiday shopping plans. Let me know in the comments – I love new ideas!


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