Dressember: Fight Slavery with My Dress Design

What is Dressember Last year, I participated in Dressember — a global challenge wherein one wears a dress every day in December to raise money to fight human trafficking. Wearing a dress in the dead of winter is a bit odd. Therefore, it’s a brilliant opportunity to remind others that slavery is the highest it’s every been […]

November 26, 2019

Dressember 2019 Dress Designer Elisabeth Huijskens The Elisabeth Trades of Hope

Empowerment, Justice, Style

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Spring Summer Style Inspiration | Vacation Outfits

Someone told me it’s April, but I’m Washington, D.C. and don’t believe them. My fingers are typing away as I sit at my dining room table wearing sweat pants, a pullover, and fluffy socks. (Imagine the Michelin Man with red hair.) Therefore, in a dire need to escape, tomorrow two of my girlfriends and I […]

April 3, 2019

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Dressember: Join Me in Fighting Slavery!

I founded Trades of Hope to create jobs in developing countries and empower women in poverty to have hope and dignity. When women in developing countries have jobs, they are a lot less vulnerable to being trafficked — another reason I LOVE Trades of Hope and our fair trade accessories. This passion has led me […]

November 30, 2018

Trades of Hope founder Elisabeth Huijskens participates in Dressember to raise money to fight human trafficking.

Empowerment, Style, Trades of Hope

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