With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we wanted to share some of our favorite artisan-made items!
Whether you’re giving to your significant other, a friend, sibling, parent, or coworker, we have the perfect item that’s sure to bring a smile to their face on February 14th.
VALENTINES EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS
The Handspun Hope team in Rwanda have been working hard on products for our exclusive 2021 Valentine's Collection and we may be a a bit biased, but we think they're sweet as can be! There are limited quantities of each and when they’re gone, they’re gone - so grab them when you see them!
CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRY TRIO
GEORGIE & OLLIE HEARTS GIRAFFE
KRISSY KOALA XOXO
ISIMBI LOVE POLAR BEAR
ESTHER ANGORA BUNNY WITH A HEART SWEATER
HELLO HOPE CANVAS TOTE WITH LIMITED EDITION TASSEL
CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRY (PINCUSHION)
KIONDO TOTE BAGS
The newest styles of our ever-popular, one of a kind Kiondo Tote Bags are here! Handwoven in Kenya from sisal grass and wool by our sweet friend Josephine, they’re perfect for the beach, the farmer’s market and everything in between!
EXPANDABLE HEART TOTES
As functional as they are sweet, the Exandable Heart Tote is the perfect no-waste shopper! Made in Rwanda from cotton kitenge fabric, the heart shape quickly unzips to create a colorful tote. Leave one in your purse, backpack or car so you’ll always have a spare bag when necessary. Perfect for everything from the grocery store to the gym, it’s sure to be the perfect gift for your loved ones always on the go!
Learn more about the ladies at the Komera Cooperative who make these beautiful totes by clicking here.
DIANI PRECIOUS STONE NECKLACES
Handcrafted in Kenya, each Diani Necklace boasts a beautiful cross design with precious stones like tiger eye, freshwater pearls and malachite. It’s the perfect statement piece that they’re sure to wear now and pass down for generations to come!
SISAL MARKET BAG & BOLGA TOTE
Another recent addition, the Sisal Market Bag & Bolga Tote will take her from the beach to the store to a dinner out! Handwoven out of sisal or elephant grass and complete with a handmade tassel (made with Handspun Hope yarn and a cow horn embellishment) of your choosing, this sweet bag is sure to put a smile on her face.
One of the newest items in our shop is jewelry from YEWO, a social enterprise and jewelry company in Malawi! Each product is lovingly handmade using traditional metal working techniques. With brass studs (complete with sterling silver posts), beaded drop earrings and more, there’s a style for every gal on your list!
MEN'S LEATHER WALLETS & GIFTS
Get him a gift he’ll use! With wallets, key fobs and bookmarks galore, there’s the perfect leather item for any guy in your life! Available in multiple colors and handmade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, each item is made to be used, ages beautifully and gets better with time.
HAND SMOCKED DRESSES
These darling girls dresses are the perfect summer dress, but can be worn year round. Wear them as a sleeveless dress in the warmer months, then layer them over a turtleneck or under a sweet cardigan as temperatures fall. Each dress is carefully smocked and hand-embroidered in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
You can read more about the amazing dressmaker, Tentely, by clicking here!
SAFARI ANIMAL SET
Handcrafted by our friends at Komera Cooperative in Rwanda, the adorable Safari Animal Set is perfect for littles who love all things plush. With a lion, zebra, elephant, hippo and giraffe under an acacia tree they’ll learn about animals seen on an African safari!
The Hope Artisan Collective is full of everything shown here and more!
You’re sure to find the perfect item for your Valentine's or Galentine’s, near or far. With every item being artisan and handmade, each gift tells a story. To shop these items and more, click below!