From Failure to Forbes in a Week

I went from failure to Forbes featured in a week last September. FORBES. It was a dream come true that I have been working toward, manifesting, and dreaming of for years. But the thing is… A week before I found out this article was going to drop, I was in one of the lowest places […]

January 24, 2022

From Failure to Forbes in a Week

career, Confidence

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Leading Lady

The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here! You know that around here we are all about women stepping into being the leading ladies of their own lives. I pull that theme through when I brainstorm what gifts to give my loved ones. “What is something small they’ll interact with daily and feel like the main […]

December 8, 2021

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Lifestyle, Style

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A No-Shame Ethical Fashion Convo

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I have been pursuing an ethical wardrobe with more zeal lately. As the founder of an ethical fashion brand, we didn’t set out to disrupt the fast fashion industry. We just wanted to create jobs for women so they could lead their families out of poverty. […]

November 15, 2021

A No-Shame Ethical Fashion Convo

Empowerment, Style, Trades of Hope

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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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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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