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Hope Artisan Collective: 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Hope Artisan Collective: 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Some may think November is too early to be talking about gifts and decor, but here at Handspun Hope we’ve been in Christmas mode for a while now - come join us! Looking to trim the tree, deck the halls AND find gifts for the special people in your life? The Hope Artisan Collective has what you’re looking for! We’ve put together a gift guide to help you find the perfect item for each person on your list while supporting artisans across Africa. TRIM THE TREE We may be a bit biased but we think our ornaments make an adorable...

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Uwimana & Agnes

Sponsorship Opportunity: Uwimana & Agnes

Each month, we highlight two employees who have not yet been fully sponsored. When one of our employees is fully sponsorship, it means a generous donor or group of donors has agreed to make monthly donations in her honor. A sponsorship can be in any amount and it takes $150 per month to fully sponsor one woman. You can read more about sponsorship levels by clicking here. While the levels are set amounts, you may make a monthly donation of any amount and we will combine yours with others to create a full sponsorship for one woman. When the needs...

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Q&A with Horn Craftsman, John Paul Twagirayezu

Q&A with Horn Craftsman, John Paul Twagirayezu

If you’ve checked in with any of your favorite fashion bloggers lately, chances are you’ve seen horn jewelry in their rotation. It is a hot item at the moment, in part because because it is an organic material and universally flattering on any skin tone. Today, we want to introduce you to the talented artisan behind our Inyambo jewelry collection. Please welcome John Paul!       Q: JOHN PAUL, THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US TODAY! PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF. A: My name is Jean Paul Twagirayezu. I am the firstborn in my family of six....

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Consolée and Mama Mutoni

Sponsorship Opportunity: Consolée and Mama Mutoni

Each month, we highlight two employees who have not yet been fully sponsored. When one of our employees is receives a full sponsorship, it means a generous donor or group of donors has agreed to make monthly donations in her honor. A sponsorship can be in any amount and it takes $150 per month to fully sponsor one woman. You can read more about sponsorship levels by clicking here. While the levels are set amounts, you may make a monthly donation of any amount and we will combine yours with others to create a full sponsorship for one woman. When...

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Featured Product: The Hope Felted Nativity

Featured Product: The Hope Felted Nativity

We know, we know …. October is awfully early to start showcasing a Christmas nativity. BUT …. we can’t wait another moment to share with you this lovely, heirloom-quality collection. We also want you to know the story of the wonderfully talented ladies who create them. Our collectible nativity began in 2018 with Mary, holding Jesus, and Joseph …     It was such a popular holiday item that we decided to expand the set the set the following year. In 2019, we introduced the Royal Trio and their Majestic Camels … AND PEOPLE LOST THEIR MINDS …      ...

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