What I Do: My Job Empowering Women

Q: What do you do? A: I founded an ethical fashion brand, Trades of Hope. Trades of Hope sells fair trade fashion + home accessories made by women who are facing poverty. However, the women we partner with don’t want charity but an opportunity. They have faced oppression, hunger, and desperation; but with a dignified […]

January 11, 2019

Empowerment, Trades of Hope

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My Favorite Things: Christmas Present Ideas 2018

Click to watch video: It’s the happiest time of the year, and I have had a blast planning out what I’m going to give my friends and family. When you know what to get someone, gift giving is a rush. However, when you don’t know what your loved ones would like, it can be super […]

December 6, 2018

Lifestyle, Trades of Hope

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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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