Seven Hopes United Earns Green America’s Business Seal of Approval

San Diego, CA - December 14, 2010 - Seven Hopes United is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval. To celebrate, Seven Hopes United is offering you a coupon code! Enter “GOGREEN” at checkout for 15% off your entire order, now through December 31st! The seal is presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice, and work to solve, rather than create, environmental and social problems.

To be considered for the Seal of Approval and earn a listing in the annual National Green Pages™, businesses complete a rigorous screening process to ensure they meet Green America’s standards for the environment, community and labor.

Seven Hopes United is known for its unique fair trade gifts, which can be found on their website Seven Hopes United is committed to reducing their carbon footprint by purchasing as little packaging materials as possible, and reusing almost all packaging material that is shipped to them. They also show exemplary concern for people and planet by promoting a sustainable lifestyle through their products. Many of their fair trade products are handmade from natural and recycled materials from around the globe.

“We are so excited to earn Green America’s Business Seal of Approval,” said Ashley Shilts, co-founder and President of Seven Hopes United. “It’s one of the most respected and recognized symbols in the green marketplace and a powerful way to set Seven Hopes United apart as a leader in its field.”

Seven Hopes United is now an Approved member of the Green Business Network, a distinguished and celebrated group of companies that use their products and services as a vehicle for social and environmental change.

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More on Seven Hopes United:

Based in San Diego, California, Seven Hopes United specializes in marketing fairly-traded handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor and personal accessories from producers around the globe. Seven Hopes United supports a trading partnership aimed at obtaining sustainable development for excluded and disadvantaged producers by operating according to Fair Trade criteria, and investing a portion of their proceeds back into artisan communities. Founded in 2009, the company's mission is to enrich lives through providing a globally conscious alternative. The Seven Hopes United store features products that have garnered attention amongst the editors of such publications as The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Ok! Magazine, Us Weekly and The Washington Post.

To learn more about Seven Hopes United and to support Fair Trade, visit

More on the Green Business Network:

The Green Business Network (GBN) offers a vibrant community of over 4,000 environmentally and socially responsible businesses, the oldest and largest of its kind in the US. GBN is powered by Green America, a non-profit whose mission is to harness the economic power of consumers and businesses to create a more just and sustainable economy. More information on GBN can be found at and for more on the Seal of Approval, click on “Get the Seal.”

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