Connected in Hope Creates Beautiful, Ethical Scarves
Holler! It's giveway time again! Connected in Hope is a nonprofit empowering women in Ethiopia to rise above poverty through sustainable income development. They believe that the key to sustainable change, in places like Ethiopia, come through empowering women and educating kids. Through a fair trade, social enterprise model that offers income development programs in addition to a wide range of holistic services for the women and their families, Connected in Hope works with the Former Women Fuel Wood Carriers Association, a group of 70 women artisans who were once fuel wood carriers and are now weaving beautiful scarves and baskets.
One thing that I like a lot about their business model is that the weavers are paid upfront for their products and 100% of the profit from sales is reinvested in programs that benefit the women and their families. Stinking awesome.
We were going to do a tutorial on some of our favorite ways to tie scarves but seriously, you have pinterest, and ain't nobody got time for that. You can find links below for the tutorials as well as our Pinterest.
Since it's getting chilly Connected in Hope is offering a reader a scarf of their choice! Want one? Simply go to their website and let us know which scarf you'd want to win in a comment below. Easy stuff! If you want an extra entry sign up for their newsletter and mention that as in the comment section as well!
Their prices are already really reasonable but they've also added in free shipping with code: "BEFAIR" for all of you so please go grab a scarf right now!!
1. Look 1 from Go Jane (name it what you want, it's your scarf)
2. The Fidi from Black Lapel Guide (all of the tutorials in this article are good)