Last Chance! Hand Painted Eva Dishes

Now is your last chance to grab some of our all-time favorites from our Eva Collection! We are discontinuing a few items to make room for some new and exciting products from our fair trade partners in Kashmir.

Eva Hand Painted Cups & Bowls

Eva Hand Painted Cups

Eva Cups in Cream & Green, Cream & Red, Cream & Light Blue, and Cream & Black

Eva Hand Painted Bowls

Eva Bowls in Cream & Green, Cream & Red, Cream & Light Blue (SOLD OUT: Cream & Black)

These Hand Painted Eva Cups & Bowls have always been one of our bestsellers, and still are! We are sad to see these classic colors go, but are excited for something new! Get them while they last…quantities are extremely limited!

Fight Human Trafficking with Recycled Laundry Bags {Product Spotlight}

I’m really excited to share some of our newest products today! (Who would have ever thought something with “laundry” in the title could be exciting, right? But stay with me here.)

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We recently got in these bright, fun recycled laundry and storage bags, and I love everything about them. The main thing being that proceeds of the sales go toward the fight against human trafficking. These products are not only socially conscious, but environmentally friendly too! Made from recycled Vietnamese feed bags, these unique storage bins are perfect for anyone looking for a colorful & stylish place to stash toys, blankets, diapers, and yep, you guessed it, laundry. They make a pretty addition to a kids room or craft room too! These beauties have some great features:

  • Double ply
  • Have side handles
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver
  • Colorful traditional Cambodian prints
  • Ethically made

Country of Origin: Cambodia
Size: 10.5″”W x 6.5″H

These bags are “designed to carry a cause,” and they truly do. When you purchase one of these from our site, you are helping to reinforce the truth that people are not for sale. With every bin purchased, you show your support for the fair trade movement and for an end to human trafficking. To read more about the prevalence of human trafficking in the US and around the world, and how you can help put a stop to it, click here.

Check out the bags, available now. You have your pick of bright, summery colors and prints, so what are you waiting for? That laundry isn’t going to do itself!

XO,

Casey

New Sari Baby Blankets Are Now Available!

Sari Baby Blankets

Now Available from our Fair Trade Partners in Bangladesh

We’ve got baby on the brain! My husband and I are expecting our first baby in August, and I couldn’t resist getting these adorable Sari Baby Blankets from our fair trade partners in Bangladesh. I just can’t help imagining how sweet our new baby will look wrapped up in this beautiful blanket made with hope and love by women from across the globe. Our colorful sari baby blankets are one-of-a-kind and reversible, so you can choose a print that will complement your unique style. I adore this print that we fittingly named “Baby Love.”

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Each blanket is lightweight, and generously sized (40″ x 40″) to make swaddling easy. The traditional “kantha” hand-stitching and vintage sari fabric creates an incredibly soft feel that your baby will love, and will continue to get softer with every wash.

Handmade Sari Baby Blankets

Best of all, our new Sari Baby Blankets are versatile: meaning you can use them as a stroller or nursing cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket, and more! What’s not to love about that?

Each of our sari baby blankets are handmade by a women’s cooperative in Bangladesh. Our fair trade partners work with women who have escaped a life of human trafficking – your purchase of these handmade blankets provide hope for a better future, dignity, and living wages. These women have been given a chance to rise above their circumstances and take back their humanity, and we thank you for wanting to be a part of that. Our goal is to bring hope to the poor, one fair trade purchase at a time.

Our new sari baby blankets are a wonderful and unique baby shower gift that they are sure to cherish! For more fair trade baby shower gift ideas visit our previous blog posts here and here.

xo, Ashleigh

Fair Trade Pajama Loungers! {Product Spotlight}

Fair trade pajama loungers? I know you might be thinking, that’s not the most exciting topic for a Friday, but once you see the pants you’ll change your mind. Promise.

I don’t know about you, but my faithful black yoga pants are just begging for a long nap in the drawer labeled “winter.” They’re ready to be replaced by bright, soft and breezy Springtime prints! Enter our new Pajama Loungers, handmade in India. The purchase of these cozy lounging pants will support the women of the International Princess Project who have escaped forced prostitution. Each of the following pairs of pants is:

  • Wide-legged and super comfortable
  • Low-rise and sits comfortably on hips
  • Matching drawstring elasticized waist
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine washable

First up are these beauties, the Karoona Punjammie Loungers: Bright emerald cotton sprinkled with simple black flowers which grow larger towards the base, forming a natural border.

Karoona Punjammie Loungers

Followed by the gorgeous Ratna Punjammie Loungers: Cherry red fades into navy and turquoise as a white bead-like pattern streams down this airy cotton fabric bordered with a printed emerald peacock feather.

Ratna Punjammie Loungers

And finally, we’ve got the popular shorter-length Mani Capri Sleep Pants: Deep and light teal alternate in a classic vining leaf pattern sprinkled with marigold flowers. A scene with water-grazing cranes wading among the grass and reeds trims the base of the leg to form a natural border.

Mani Capri Sleep Pants

Aren’t they great lounging pants? Personally, I can’t wait to break them out for warmer evenings! And if you’re going on Spring Break, I think a pair should definitely make its way into your suitcase! :)

XO,

Casey

Socially Conscious Spring Break Packing List

Top 5 Picks
Spring Break Packing List

Happy Spring! It’s finally here & we know many of you are getting ready for your Spring Break getaways, so we thought we’d help by sharing our Top 5 Picks for your Spring Break Packing List!

At Seven Hopes United, our mission is to sell unique fair trade products that help empower and enrich the lives of underprivileged artisans around the world. In honor of the 1st Day of Spring, March 20th, we are highlighting 5 of our favorite fair trade products for a fashionable and socially conscious spring break!

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1. Large Recycled Plastic Beach Tote
Of course you’ll need a tote bag for the pool, beach, and don’t forget shopping… Our beach tote is made in India from recycled plastic bags with a cotton-lined interior and an inner pocket. The tote is approximately 20 x 16 inches.

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2. Pom Fest Scarf in Citrus
This scarf just screams spring…the bright citrus hues and pom accents are the perfect accessory for a fun getaway. Each scarf is produced with traditional block-printing techniques to support women in India.

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3. 31BITS Guava Twist Bracelet
Made from recycled paper by women in Uganda, these bracelets are a quick and easy way to add a pop of color to your spring wardrobe. Available in electric green or hot pink.

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4. Sseko Sandals
A favorite that will take you from spring to summer – Sseko sandals can be customized by choosing different colored straps and accessories, and are able to be tied 100s of different ways! How cute do these girls look in their Ssekos?!

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5. Sofia Tagua Earrings – Berry
Our Sofia Earrings are ringed in sterling silver with a berry colored tagua center. Handcrafted using sustainable materials from the rainforests of South America. Our fair trade artisans transform tagua nuts into modern accessories any girl would love.

I hope you found our socially conscious picks for your spring break packing list helpful & fun! Bon Voyage!