With Seven Hopes United coming into her second year I am caught up in thoughts of her beginnings. Sitting with a small group of friends after a trip around Central America, excited about new possibilities and ideas. It was in a room of supportive friends that the idea of Seven Hopes United became a reality.
Over the past year Seven Hopes United went from two dreamers on a mission to make a difference, a few artisans with a world full of hope, and a handful of faithful friends to something new. It is here that we stand at the cusp of the next step…thankful for the new friends that have joined our journey.
This dream inspires me to wake up in the morning. This collaboration of artists and dreamers has brought people from all over the world together with a common hope – to lift millions of families out of poverty by providing a means to a living wage.
We are overwhelmed by all of the new people that have learned about Seven Hopes United in the last year and we are glad that you have joined this unfolding story. In celebrating our birthday, and this influx of new friends we realized it would be a good time to take a moment to share our mission and bring everyone up to speed. It will also be a good reminder of how far we’ve come for those of you who have been a part of this story of hope from the beginning.
Who we are…
Seven Hopes United is a cause-centered collaboration that is working to eradicate poverty by providing economic opportunities for artisans in disadvantaged areas of the globe. We currently partner with nearly 40 Fair Trade cooperatives around the world to fulfill our mission – to empower communities and enrich the lives of disadvantaged men, women and children around the globe.
“Our life has been difficult, but our children will have a better future, thanks to the people like you who buy our jewelry.” – Olga and Cesar, Guatamala.
Our fair trade partnerships provide living wages to our producers, and offer alternatives to the poor working conditions and low wages common in developing countries. More than beautiful fair trade products, each Seven Hopes United necklace, apron, handbag… has a story. A story that will become your own as you grow closer to our artisans and learn about the effort that goes into hand-making each of these gorgeous pieces.
Where to find our products…
4545 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122 (Outside of the Gap & Lucky Jeans)
…and an increasing list of Farmers Markets and Gift Fairs in the San Diego area (“Like” our Facebook page for up-to-date info on events near you!)
Thank you SO much for your continued support! Two was a great year, we are looking forward to celebrating many more with you! Happy Birthday Seven Hopes United!!