I don’t know about you, but to me, cybershopping always seems especially fun on a Friday. Especially if it’s payday. So without further ado, I present to you our most recent crop of adorable aprons to hit the Seven Hopes Website—just in time for bridal shower season! (There’s nothing wrong with buying one for the bride-to-be AND one for you, right? Plenty to go around.)
These gorgeous aprons are made by Scarlet Threads, one of our very first partnerships at Seven Hopes. They have been working hard in the past year to bring visions of functional, frilly, and just plain fun aprons to life, and we’d say they have definitely succeeded! Check out the Vivian Ikat Apron below:And here’s another one of our recent faves and bestsellers, the Priscilla Ruffled Apron:
Scarlet Threads empowers rural women through employment, much like many of the companies we work with. Based in a small village in Asia, Scarlet Threads provides women, many of whom only have an elementary school education, an opportunity to earn a steady source of income for their families. The purchase of Scarlet Threads’ aprons helps provide higher profits for women than they would earn locally. There are few opportunities for women to find work in this area, so Scarlet Threads is a powerful organization for the small rural village.
The mission of the organization is this: “We believe in the possibility of change. Scarlet Threads exists to make our core vision of ‘Work. Dignity. Beauty.’ a reality in the lives of our partner seamstresses.”
This amazing company makes more than just our beautiful aprons—check out some of their other goodies, such as jewelry, accessories, and childrens’ items, on their Website. You can read all about the women they employ there, and explore their core values of Fair Price, Profit Sharing, No Sweatshops, and Giving Back.
And speaking of cybershopping, that seems like a pretty great way to help celebrate World Fair Trade Day this Saturday! So don’t put your credit card away just yet. You can read more about World Fair Trade Day and how Seven Hopes is getting involved here–we’ll be out and about at various events in San Diego!
Have a happy weekend!