New This Week: The “Moses” Sweater

moses
Cuddle up with this cozy new arrival straight from Peru made from 100% Alpaca.
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#HonestlySourced       #EthicalFashion

Gift Ideas: For The Kids

Copyright Sarah Lane Studios 2011Kids are high spirited and love even more than ever to play outside during a time of year when most adults would rather be snuggled up inside.

We make keeping them warm easier with  stylish beanies made from super soft alpaca for that rambunctious bundle of joy.

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Use Code: NEWDAY at check out
and a portion of your purchase will go to New Day For Children,
a safe home and rescue center for young US girls rescued from sex trafficking.

Holiday Extravaganza

Art by Katie Rogers, Paper Fashion

Art by Katie Rogers at PaperFashion.net

Come join us as we kick off this season with a

Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:30am – 4:30pm

Our local showroom is located at:
303 Post Avenue in Napa, Ca.

(Silverado Trail and Post St. Napa. across from Big D Burgers)

We have wonderful Holiday Gifts each hand created from alpaca and pima cotton: ponchos, sweaters, hats, scarfs, gloves and jewelry.

Each item is honestly sourced ethical fashion.

rosita poncho, alpaca, handknit, our hands for hope, hands for hope, hands of hope, peru

“Give the gift that gives back” this season and empower a women in an

“at-risk” community because,

“The success of every single woman is the inspiration for another”.

Let Our Hands For Hope make your gift giving easy.

We would also like to thank Katie Rogers for her allowing us to use her beautiful artwork and allowing us to add our text. We are a huge fan of her work and her generosity. See more of Katie’s art here.

My Style is… Effortless

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Hand Knit This Week: The Camilla Shrug

Hands of Hope Charity Commercial Shoot

The “Camilla” Shrug was hand knit this week and is available in store only!

Only a handful were created for this autumn season.  You can visit the Our Hands For Hopes retail store Fridays from 12:00-4:30 or Saturdays from 10:30-2:30. Or shop online 24 hours a day!

We are located in downtown Napa Valley, Ca.

Our Hands For Hope

303 Post Street St.

Napa, CA 94559

Game Day Glam!

By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director @ Our Hands For Hope

The 2014 World Series is the 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. This year two amazing teams, The San Francisco Giants and The Kansas City Royals, are facing each other to see who takes the title and bragging rights of being Champion.

Today game 7 will be played and the team that wins takes it all!

Usually when attending a baseball game or party, it is customary to wear the team colors that you are cheering for. If you have a team t-shirt or jersey, that will definitely score you some extra fashion points. Showing off your fashion sense at these events is usually not a prerequisite to attend, but have fun with it, it is “America’s Pastime” after all!

I have put together two looks for todays World Series. The name of the game is “Game Day Glam“!

SFGiants GameDay

 Dress up that team t-shirt! One of this seasons trends is leather or pleather. Dont want to look like you arrived on a Harley Motorcycle?
Soften up the look by adding a lacy “Greta” Scarf!

 

KC Royals GameDay

 

Blue Jeans are always a great go-to wardrobe piece but for some extra glam look for some that have a metallic finish, glitzy and shiny accents are coming strong this season. Add some extra texture to this sleek look with a “Luchita” Sweater and a “Mirna” Beanie.

Visit www.OurHandsForHope.com to check out our Fall/Winter collection and stock up on must have items for your wardrobe.

Fall for Fashion with Our Hands For Hope

By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director @ Our Hands For Hope

Fall is finally here and pumpkin spice is in the air! We were anxious to bust out our new line of ponchos, sweaters, hats and scarves to walk the streets all bundled up in comfy warmth. (Check out our Fall/Winter 2014 collection!)

While some know exactly what to wear, others are wondering what the trends are for this year, and if they should even attempt to follow them. We think trends are not rules set in stone, but more like guidelines that you can decide to follow. Just remember: “Fashion” just like art is a means to express yourself; don’t be afraid to add some of your own personality to your look!

Here are four major trends for this Fall 2014:

  • Ponchos– We saw them early this year at London Fashion Week and haven’t stopped seeing them yet! This great outerwear piece compliments all body shapes and can be worn with a variety of outfits.

Burberry poncho, Our Hands For Hope ponchos, handmade, alpaca

  • Hosiery, Leggings & Tights– with patterns, texture and variety of colors they add an extra wow factor to outfits this Fall.

hosiery texture, color and pattern

  • Leather or Pleather– the sleek look of this material has come back this year. The natural black and brown tones are always welcome, but don’t be afraid to navigate towards colors like oxblood, forest green or yellow for the more audacious crowds.
leather colors

​The soft, cozy texture of alpaca knits compliment the sleek, cool texture of leather accessories.

  • Metallic– bling will always be a girl’s best friend, but this season metallic accents are completing looks left and right. Silver, platinum, gold and copper are not just for jewelry; consider using these tones for nails and even makeup!

Silver Makeup from Glamour magazine

Incorporating all of these things to an outfit might seem daunting, but it can be done. Just remember to always add your own personality!

#FallForFashion with us and discover new trends on our Instagram and Pinterest.

#FallForFashion and discover new trends with us on our Instagram and Pinterest.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Style!

By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director at Our Hands For Hope

St. Patrick’s is not all about sweet treats saturated with green food coloring, leprechauns, pinching kids, green beer, or kissing the lucky Irish… well at least not for all. For those of you who don’t know, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th which is the date the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, historically died on. Celebrations often involve public parades and festivals, and yes, wearing green clothing or shamrocks is legit. Christians attend church services and lent restrictions (religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday) on food and drink are lifted for the day, hence the obnoxious levels of beer consumed on this holiday!

Personally I enjoy St. Patrick’s day because I myself am a beer fan, so the opportunity to drink the ohh so waited green beer is like a pre Christmas present for me!

The only thing I don’t appreciate all that much is the tacky outfits people choose to wear… the “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt is getting old people! So I have put together a St. Patrick’s Day outfit to inspire those who are enthusiastic about this day as much as I am. 

green dress, alpaca shawl, nude michael kors  watch, nude accessories

No need for cheesy t-shirts here!
Lucky Green dress, Liliana Our Hands For Hope Wrap,
nude accessories.

Want to know more about St. Patrick’s Day? Here is an awesome infographic courtesy of http://www.history.com

st-patricks-day-infographic

Pull out your light, feminine favorites for spring

by Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

Springtime is the perfect season to bring our your most feminine pieces for an elegant yet casual look. Pair your favorite, light blouse or shirt with a high-waisted skirt that cuts at the knee for a sophisticated look that can be worn day or night.

Throw on a few accessories like our popular yet versatile Flor scarf to add some layers and chunky jewelry with some color to tie it altogether.

What pieces are you most looking forward to wearing this spring?
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Calvin Klein Sheer Lace Blouse, Lord & Taylor, Moto Denim Midi Skirt by Topshop, Flor Scarf by Our Hands For Hope, Coppelia T-Strap Sandals by Anthropologie, Stone Frontal Necklace by Lauren Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom, Aztec Bangles by House of Harlow 1960, Nordstrom

Get into Spring with flirty skirts and warm layers

by Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

Spring is finally upon us, although it’s felt like it for quite a while here in California. To celebrate the official arrival of one of our favorite times of year, we’ve put together an outfit that still has some winter style but with shorter lengths and a couple pops of color to ease us into the season.

So instead of staying bundled up, switch to shorter layers like flirty skirts and lighter sweaters that are easy to take off when it’s warm, but can still keep you from getting cold if there’s a breeze.

Check out our newest choice of outfit for spring, featuring our Tina shrug.

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Black Godet Flippy Skirt by TopShop, Tina Shrug by Our Hands For Hope, H&M Jersey top, Raspy Platform Bootie by Steve Madden, Nordstrom,  Exalted Necklace by Nasty Gal, Baker Round Bracelet Watch by Marc Jacobs