Ashleigh Krawll

My name is Ashleigh and I am so glad that you're here! Some of you may know that I am the Founder of Seven Hopes United. I live in San Diego, California with my handsome husband {and Seven Hopes United Co-Founder} Collin. When we aren't working on the site, we love being outdoors, traveling, going out for taco tuesday, and discovering new music. We founded Seven Hopes United almost five years ago after a life-changing trip to Central America. Since then, Seven Hopes United {and I} have grown in ways I never could have imagined, thanks to all of you! Here's a little bit about me: The business aside, my heart beats for the orphan, the poor, the vulnerable, and the oppressed. I want to change the world and be a positive impact on those around me. I love coffee - visiting local coffee shops is one of my favorite things to do - whether it's here in San Diego or when we're traveling. It's my mission to find the coffee shop that makes the best cappuccino or has the most creative lattes! On the blog you'll find some of my favorite recipes {I have a major sweet tooth, so I apologize in advance if you experience dessert overload}, as well as gift ideas, and stories of real people - our artisans, from over 40 countries around the globe. This our space to get personal, so get comfortable! I want to get to know you, I want us to become friends that teach, inspire and grow with one another.

All posts from Ashleigh Krawll

Decorative Table Runners

Summer is here! We love entertaining and these decorative table runners crafted by fair trade artisans in India are the perfect addition to our summer soirees. Can’t get enough of these block-printed beauties! Each of our decorative table runners are produced by artisans in the Rajasthan region of India. They use a traditional method of […]

May Day – International Workers’ Day

Many of us do not know or understand the true origins of May Day – International Workers’ Day. Just over 100 years ago, the working class struggled to gain the 8-hour work day. Working conditions were harsh, and it was common to work 10 to 16 hours a day. For years, many people died and […]

Fair Trade Easter Basket : 5 Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, and I wanted to share some ideas on creating the sweetest Fair Trade Easter basket for your little ones. You can find some of these items right here atĀ www.sevenhopesunited.com, and we’ve provided links for the others. 5 Ideas for a Fair Trade Easter 1. Start out with one of […]

Wal-Mart, Living Wages, and Food Stamps

Several years ago my husband and I chose to no longer shop at Wal-Mart because of the unfair and unethical labor practices of many of their producers overseas; sometimes paying their sweatshop workers mere pennies a day to work in monotonous, unsafe working conditions. It is not a secret that many of these sweatshops are […]