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Passion Lilie Collaboration {Fair Trade Clothing!}

I have some really exciting news to share with you today!

Even though the fair trade movement has gained so much steam over the past few years, it’s still been a little difficult to find fun, fashionable fair trade clothing items. They haven’t seemed to be as plentiful as fair trade jewelry and accessories. But happily, that is no longer the case—introducing our brand new collaboration with ethical clothing company Passion Lilie!



We will begin carrying items from this fair trade, high-quality clothing line this month. From the ladies at Passion Lilie themselves:

Passion Lilie began with a desire to change the fashion industry, so that ethical fashion is affordable and accessible for everyone. We are a New Orleans based women’s fair trade clothing line that gives individuals, mainly women, in remote villages a unique opportunity to live a dignified life.


Our mission is to empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities that give fair wages and safe and healthy working conditions. We believe that these positive job opportunities lead to sustainable societies and a better world. 

By purchasing fair trade garments, you are helping to reverse the cycle of poverty and to improve the world you live in. And the best part is that neither Passion Lilie nor our artisans are asking for a penny of your charity. We just want you to make a conscious purchase when you go to buy your next outfit.

Our product is for those who want to make a global impact while looking fashionable!

We are committed to:

  • Supporting fair wages, and safe and healthy working condition
  • Preserving the environment through the use of natural dyes and energy and water reduction in the production process
  • Creating stylish and affordable women’s clothing
  • Revitalizing ancient artisanal dyeing techniques
  • Providing new opportunities for community development

Not only does the company have a wonderful mission and focus, but the designs and patterns of their items are whimsical and beautiful. Check out a few of my favorite pieces below:

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That’s the Bahia Dress, Fleur de Lis Scarf in White, and Breton Shirt in Blue. Aren’t they perfect for Spring?

You can purchase the full line of products from our Website here, but before you go on a buying spree, why not try to win your fave item? Over the course of this month, Seven Hopes is doing a Pin It to Win It contest with our Passion Lilie products, and you’re invited!

PassionLilie1During the entire month of February, pin on Pinterest as many Passion Lilie products from 7 Hopes as you would like with the hashtags #7hopesunited, #pinittowinit, and #ethicalfashion. We will choose one winner on March 1st, 2015, to receive the Passion Lilie product of their choice!

Are you excited about our new collaboration? Good luck pinning! :)



Fair & Fashionable Travel Day Outfit

Having just returned from Ohio to visit family I have travel on my mind! Prior to having my son I tried to dress as efficiently as possible for the airport and now that I have a little one I am even more efficient, which I didn’t know was possible.  I always wear slip on shoes, try to carry just one bag with anything I might need, within reason, and an easy comfy outfit that I can add a sweater or jean jacket to.

Below is my travel day ideal as inspired by fair and ethically traded companies.  I hope it inspires you too and when you are ready for your next trip while we all know that the destination is the most important part still be sure to get there in comfortable clothing that is both fair and fashionable.


An easy outfit for travel day that is both fair & fashionable!