A couple of years ago, I saw an up-and-coming ethical jewelry line pop up on some of my favorite blogs (like Hannah's and Leah’s, to name a few). I admired their mission and beautiful jewelry, but they promptly fell off my radar. So I was delighted when Hands Producing Hope reached out to me to review a few of their products! Naturally, I seized the opportunity to take a couple of their pieces for a spin.
The Felicia necklace is composed of three jaboncillo seeds surrounded by a hammered brass ring and pink suede tassel. The Lena double wrap bracelet is made of handcrafted paper and glass beads woven into a leather cord. Both pieces are delicate, feminine, and a little earthy, and help dress up this otherwise simple ensemble.
About the brand
Hands Producing Hope's mission is to "provide the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above poverty." With a presence in Rwanda and Costa Rica, the company is working to help grow these communities through meaningful work opportunities. You can read more of their story here.
About the outfit
I just returned to work full-time after maternity leave, so pencil skirts and cardigans are slowly making their way back into rotation. But for the past five months, I’ve basically been wearing some variation of the same mom-iform: Birkenstocks, denim shorts, loose blouse, and a headscarf. I’ve found that outfit formulas like this are crucial when getting dressed in a hurry, and can easily be elevated with a few key accessories.
The blouse I've had forever and a day (I found it at a vintage shop in Berkeley in college), and the shorts are Adriano Goldschmied (made in the USA). I'm also wearing my trusty Shinola watch (made in USA) and a handkerchief from Madewell.
...And about that baby
Avery is not wearing any jewelry (she is wearing a sweet little organic sundress by Go Gently Nation), but I figured I should picture her since she's a fairly consistent accessory these days :)
Little Boo is rolling over, babbling, and getting ready to crawl. Oh yeah, and she loves to party, all night, every night (someday we'll sleep again, right?).
*I received this jewelry as a gift from Hands Producing Hope. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are of course my own.