Spring has sprung here in central Texas, and we are so grateful for longer, sunny days and warmer weather.
We have so many fun things our shop and online that we can’t wait to share with you. Some of them are perfect for Easter…and also happen to be part of spring sale! How great is that?
Let’s not waste another moment!
Spring Sale Event
Why save the best for last? We’ll kick off this blog with our spring sale event. The following items are discounted 20%...and you won’t believe what’s included!
Our sweet, smocked dresses have a bit of a cult following, and it’s easy to understand why. They are expertly crafted by Tentely, a gifted artisan living in Madagascar (you can learn more about Tentely and her darling dresses by clicking here).
While we sell these beauties year-round, there’s something about them that just screams spring! Perhaps it’s the sleeveless silhouette. Or maybe it’s the embroidery detail and gorgeous color selection. Whatever the reason, we’re willing to bet you’ve never seen a dress more perfect for Easter Sunday service in your life! And they’re currently 20% off both in store and online when you use the code SPRING20 at checkout.
And a bonus for you lone star locals…if you’re in the New Braunfels area and swing by our office showroom, we have a few adorable rompers that are also on sale, in-store only.
If you’ve spent any time online recently (and let’s be honest…what else have we done in the past 24 months?), you’ve likely seen peace baskets gracing many a social media page. These lovely, handwoven creations have been having a moment in the interior design world and are often seen displayed in large groupings to make a statement feature. They’re also wonderful for corralling remotes on the living room coffee table, and smaller baskets make excellent catch-all dishes for the bedroom.
Woven by had from sisal and other grass fibers, these intricate baskets are a traditional symbol of peace within Rwandan culture. They are also part of our spring sale, so be sure to use the code SPRING20 when you check out. This is a great time to stock up as they make wonderful housewarming or wedding gifts.
We also want to highlight a few products that leave us with that sunny, spring feeling each time we look at them!
They say everything old is new again, but these darling half aprons feel fresh as a daisy! Made from traditional African kitenge fabric, these sweet aprons are as fun as they are functional. They’re lovely to look at and perfect for keeping your clothes intact as you bake, cook, or clean.
And you won’t believe the durability of kitenge fabric! The colors stay bright and bold no matter how many times you throw your apron in the wash.
If you have an apron lover in your life, you’ll want to add one of these beauties to your cart stat!
Yes, you read that correctly. These intricate, stunning bracelets are expertly crafted by talented artisans in Namibia…from the shells of ostrich eggs.
Every…single…bead…has been carefully carved by hand. The resulting bracelets are breathtakingly beautiful with just the right amount of weight and a wonderful, organic feel. The bracelets are available in a variety of natural shades (but there’s something about those gorgeous, white bracelets that just screams Easter) and sizes. And, if you’re interested in ordering a set, you’ll be happy to know we also have necklaces available. You can shop the entire line of ostrich eggshell jewelry by clicking here.
We have a couple of exciting new additions to our jewelry line that we think you’re going to absolutely love!
First up are our woven tassel earrings. If you have tender lobes and can’t handle heavy earrings, these will become your new favorite pair! Light as air and effortlessly elegant, these earrings look at home on the beach or at your favorite date night spot.
And don’t think we’ve forgotten about those of you who like a little bling for the summer. Our beaded fringe earrings are the perfect blend of subtle and statement piece. Hand crafted from delicate glass beads by artisans living in Rwanda, these eye-catching earrings add just the right amount of summertime shimmer to any outfit.
Our very own custom-created Hello Hope Canvas Tote with double leather straps is perfect for so many uses! Great for a quick market run, yarn projects or just as a summer tote for all of your essentials! This bag is an all-round great tote but also helps share the story of the women working for Handspun Hope. These totes were custom-created by our friends at Imani Collective in Mombasa, Kenya. Each bag is signed inside by the individual artisan who handcrafted it.
5. AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT EASTER STUFFERS…
‘Tis the season to start thinking of things to fill out Easter baskets or gift to the person hosting your holiday lunch or dinner.
If you have a little love who receives a bunny in their basket every Easter, we have the perfect addition to your family. Our sweet Esther Bunny is available in a couple of new shades this spring and we’re having a hard deciding which one we love more! Let’s just call it a tie.
Each bunny is knitted by the women working for Handspun Hope from a handspun Angora blend and dyed using native Rwandan plants. Isn’t she just the sweetest?
And don’t forget about our Bethie Bunny and Easter Egg Bouquet felted sculptures. They are absolutely precious and look adorable peeking out of an Easter basket or tucked into your holiday table centerpiece.
Spring brings with it so much hope…both the handspun and the Holy. We celebrate this season of renewed life…of renewed hope…and we wait in anticipation for that glorious third day when the world remembers…
He is not here…but has risen.
May the promise of Easter fill you, this spring and always!