Mother's Day is coming and it’s a special occasion to celebrate and appreciate all mothers' unconditional love and support. It's a day to show them how much they mean to us and how grateful we are for their sacrifices and dedication.
At Handspun Hope it's also a special opportunity to support women and mothers in Rwanda and other parts of Africa through the purchase of their beautiful creations. This Mother's Day, you can support these incredible women and give back to communities in need by choosing a thoughtful and meaningful gift for your mother.
We can’t wait for you to see our newest products and find the perfect gift or gifts!
First…drumroll please…is our brand-new
Tea-Stained Raffia Tote Bag from Madagascar!
Carefully handwoven by mothers earning a living wage. She won’t find this gorgeous bag anywhere else because it was custom-created for Handspun Hope and Hope Artisan Collective. She can fill it with yarn or our wonderful Ethiopian Bath Sheets…or just use it as great tote for a day of shopping. For a special touch, add one of our Handwoven Wild Silk Head Wraps as an accent.
Our Handwoven Scarves and Wraps are versatile accessories that can elevate any outfit. We offer a range wild silk scarves that are ethically made using traditional techniques. Each scarf is unique and tells the story of the artisan who made it – women, mostly mothers,- working in the Central Highlands of Madagascar who are providing for their children.
We also offer some gorgeous linen scarves made by mums in Ethiopia.
Borecera Wild Silk from the Central Highlands of Madagascar
Speaking of wild silk…have you heard that Handspun Hope is now importing hand-spun Borecera wild silk into Rwanda? This yarn is hand spun by the same women who create our our lovely wild silk scarves! The yarn is plied and hand dyed naturally by the ladies working for Handspun Hope in Rwanda. It would make a lovely gift for anyone who knows a fiber enthusiast they want to honor…umm… including maybe themselves?
The Egyptian Collection
Peruse our brand-new Egyptian Collection and you’ll be certain to find a stunning gift like no other. This beautiful collection includes gorgeous handwoven Egyptian cotton throws, alabaster boxes, decorative dishes, one-of-a-kind pieces of hand thrown pottery, and lovely Sheesham wood serving trays.
The intricate and colorful creations of the Egyptian artisans are a testament to their skill and creativity, and serve as a symbol of their resilience.
We are thrilled to introduce these beautiful pieces of art to our collective for Mother’s Day 2023!
The Abena Wristlet from Ethiopia
Our Abena Wristlets are made from premium Ethiopian leather, renowned for its strength, durability, and unique texture. The leather is ethically sourced from local farmers, who use traditional and eco-friendly tanning methods that have been passed down through generations. These wristlets, along with all of our Ethiopian Leather Handbags will naturally patina and only grow more beautiful as time passes. We are certain the mum in your life will think you are a rockstar with the gift of any of these beauties!
If your mother enjoys decorating her home, then she will love a piece of handmade home decor from our Hope Artisan Collective. From handwoven baskets to colorful pillow covers, there is a wide range of products to choose from. The purchase of these products not only adds a touch of style to any room but also supports the artisan’s local community and promotes sustainable practices.
Maybe get two or three…you can’t just pick one!
What mom can’t live without gigantic pockets?
She’ll love sticking her hands in the ones found in our famous Mapenzi Skirts! We have brand new patterns in colors and sizes to fit everyone! These popular skirts will surely make any mom in your life smile from ear to ear!
These go really fast…
Mother's Day is an opportunity to show appreciation and love for all women, not just moms, who have nurtured and supported us throughout our lives. By choosing a gift from Handspun Hope or Hope Artisan Collective, you are not only giving a meaningful gift but also supporting sustainable practices and dignified employment to women around the world. Whether it's a handwoven scarf, a piece of handmade jewelry, or a skein of hand-spun yarn, every product tells a story and carries a message of hope and resilience. Celebrate this Mother's Day with love, compassion, and ethical giving.