Hands Producing Hope

Ethically made jewelry & accessories providing dignified work, education, & hope for women & families in Costa Rica & Rwanda. // Based in Baton Rouge

http://handsproducinghope.org/

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Today, we are grateful for the love, support and sacrifice of our HPH Team Families. Whether it's hauling tables and props to shows, letting us pick their brains about sales and strategies, keeping us company as we sort through countless inventory, spreading the word about HPH to their coworkers, being present in the mountains and valleys of navigating a business - we would not be able to do what we do without them. Thank you, HPH Team Families, for being our rocks. • Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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We are forever thankful to the ethical brands that have gone before us, give us courage to keep going, and that were a critical part of HPH being formed in the first place. It was through our founders research and learning about the concept of fair trade and using economic empowerment to help communities sustainably rise above poverty that we knew we wanted to have that be our model to help our artisan partners! Tap the photo to see some of our favorite fair trade brands that are inspire us every day! We are so thankful to be on this journey with you all!
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Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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Today we are thankful and honored to recognize YOU, our customers!! Every day we think about how none of this would be possible if it weren't for you. You are how our artisans have consistent work, you are how our literacy program gets funded, you are how we are able to have amazing locals on the ground helping run the programs. You may not feel like you are playing a big part but don't sell yourself short! You are a big deal!! We could never say it enough, THANK YOU! • • •
Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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Today, we are thankful and grateful for partnerships with other world changing boss babes! #communityovercompetition is what we aim for and we love getting to know the faces behind other brands and organizations that are making a change for the better in this world. • Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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Today we are thankful for how beautifully our stories are woven together. The people that come in our lives at the perfect time, the cities that surprise us and quickly become home, the strangers who become friends on an airplane..we can try so hard to plan out our lives yet its often the unplanned moments that stick with us and shape so much! Tag a friend below who you are thankful has been woven into your life!! • Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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Today, we are thankful and grateful for these mamas in our program, who have overcome numerous hardships and trials to learn new skills that help them provide for their families and thrive in their communities! • Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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Do you ever sit back and think about how every single decision we make can be a force for good? The words you choose to say to those around you, the type of work you do, how you spend your money-- It ALL matters and you have the power to use your time, your energy, and your resources for GOOD! So, lets not wait for others to start making a difference when we have the power to do good ourselves. | Pictured: Our brand new refugee made Tassel Key Chain!

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We are so excited to introduce you to our Overcome Collection, created by our new refugee program right here in the US! Head over to our shop to take a look at our new offerings and to read more about our program.

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To celebrate fall, we are teaming up with two other amazing social enterprises to give away some beautiful products that are sure to make your November cozy and stylish. @lighthousecoffeebr & @freeleafltd are doing amazing work across the globe with refugees and impoverished communities to provide dignified work that allows people not just to survive but THRIVE. The winner of this giveaway will receive our beautiful Kaia necklace made in Costa Rica, a classic mug and bag of specialty coffee from @lighthousecoffeebr, and  a set of beautiful coasters from @freeleafltd. To win, all you have to do is:
1. Like this photo
2. Follow @handsproductinghope, @lighthousecoffeebr, and @freeleafltd
3. Tag 3 friends who like to win free things and make a social impact
4. Extra Entry: repost this image and tag us!
Winner will be announced on Thursday, November 16th. *Free shipping to US only*"

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"I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ― Malala Yousafzai

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Excited doesn't begin to describe how we feel about finally sharing our US Refugee made items. Guys, this product line is helping women in our community..not to mention the wall hangings and weavings are gorgeous. We can't wait to give you the opportunity to be part of these amazing women's lives through helping provide them with income and a safe environment as they adjust to life in their new country. Stay tuned...we will be launching our collection SO SOON!

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"As we express gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy - Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!

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There’s a lot to feel good about in this photo!! Our partners at @thistlefarmsglobal are helping preserve traditional Guaymi basket weaving all while supporting our artisans and their families! And if you haven’t checked out @thistlefarms, be sure to do so. They have some delicious home and body products—all empowering women in Nashville!

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Have you seen our Orlando bracelets? Helping preserve a Guaymi tradition that has been around for centuries, they are truly a labor of love. Handmade from a plant material called Pita, the Pita fibers are stripped, dried, dyed and hand-woven into one-of-a-kind bracelets!

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Saturdays are for multiple cups of coffee sipped over a slow morning, wouldn't you say? 👌 Pictured: Amora necklace and Lena double wrap

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"If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet." • Where are your feet wandering to this weekend??

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"Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity."

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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson 🌾

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"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Make a move and dance with these weekend vibes 💃

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Ready for the weekend with some #ethicalfashion favorites from our retail partner @ripple_boutique!!

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"Pale amber sunlight falls across the reddening October trees, that hardly sway before a breeze as soft as summer: summer's loss seems little, dear! On days like these." - Ernest Dowson 🍂

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Happy TWO months until Christmas!!!! Does that blow anyone else's mind, or just ours?

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Isn't this such a fun pattern? This neutral medium-sized basket would look perfect on your coffee table or kitchen counter 👍 Take a look at our shop for more fair trade home goods and jewelry!

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Don't forget - our Fair Trade Giveaway ends TONIGHT at midnight, CST! Check out the original post, three posts back, for the details to enter to win!

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These cool autumn vibes are calling for more layers! Enter our Fair Trade Giveaway with @ssekodesigns, @shedoesjustice, and @synergyclothing - check two posts back to see how to win these conscious fashion goodies 🍂

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What is your favorite way to feel cozy in the fall? Ours is bundling in a thick scarf or shawl. And it often involves a warm cup of tea of coffee in hand at all times. What about you? ---Don't forget to enter our giveaway to win $350 of fair trade goodies from some of our favorites! See yesterday's post to enter!

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It's Fair Trade Month and we've teamed up with some of our favorite brands to bring you a bundle of fair trade goodies in a huge giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive the following:
- $75 to @handsproducinghope
- Wanderlust shawl + Moon Clutch from @ssekodesigns
- $50 credit to Young Living, c/o @shedoesjustice
- $75 to @synergyclothing
A Total Value of $349!! All you have to do to enter is:
1️⃣ Like this photo.
2️⃣ Follow all the shops listed above.
3️⃣ Tag your friends! If they enter by liking this photo and following all the accounts too you get an extra entry!
4️⃣ For another extra entry, ​r​epost this image and tag all the shops listed above. ​Giveaway ends Saturday, 10/21 at midnight CST. We will announce the winner on Monday morning, 10/23 by tagging them in the comments. Winner must reside in the US and be 18+ to win. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Instagram.
Photo Credit: @dariankayce

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Somehow Christmas is barely 2 months away! Come get in the holiday spirit with us at Hollydays in Baton Rouge at the River Center. We will be here until Saturday evening! Come hang out, make an impact with your purchase, and get a jump on your shopping!

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"Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud of this."

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May your Monday be filled with a fresh start, yummy fruit, and all the reminders you can get that you matter and your story is unique and important for our world to hear!

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