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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Our Hands for Hope Pop Up Shop

by Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we set up shop at the CornerStone Sonoma along highway 121 in Sonoma, California. We were stationed at Potter Green & Co showing our knits in all their wonderful colors, displaying how to wear them, and telling the story of how  they are created and brought to you straight from Peru.

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There was a great response to the event, and even made a second appearance the next day! Check out some photos around the beautiful CornerStone Sonoma and see how our knits blend in beautifully to complement the scenery.

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Terisa manning our table and telling the history of our knits.

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Some great shots of Tom, who works with Nina, owner at Potter Green, showing off how his personal style blends with some of our knits.

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Want us to host a pop up shop in your area? Get in touch with us if you think your community would benefit from some soft and cozy alpaca knitwear for this chilly winter season.

Happy Holidays, and stay warm!

Stay Warm!

by Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director

With love from Our Hands For Hope

so when you are cold from the inside out, and don't know what to do, remember love and friendship, and warmth will come to you.

It’s #CinplySaturday

Fall Fashion in an Indian Summer

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

California is known for its great weather and incredible outdoors. Here in Northern California, our story is a little different. While the sun definitely heats things up in the Napa Valley, our friends directly south in San Francisco aren’t so lucky.

Thankfully, San Franciscans are finally experiencing their Indian Summer. As the rest of the country starts to get into fall, San Fran is extending summer just a little bit longer with some fun in the sun.

Here’s an ode to knits in an Indian Summer. While the rest of the country begins to bundle up, you can still rock a beanie and some boots as the sun shines through fall.

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Fall Trend: Beanies and Booties

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

Fall is usually a time for long, comfy sweaters and tall, knee-high boots. But this upcoming season is shortening things up with beanies and booties reigning over the runway.

The 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week (NYFW) had designers ranging from BCBG to Tommy Hilfiger featuring styles including beanies of all colors and sizes.

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[BCBG, DKNY, Tracy Reese]

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You can recreate these styles with our Cusco, Mirna, and Rosemary knit beanies that range from floppy and loose-fit to snug.

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Our Hands for Hope ‘Rosemary’ Knit Beanie, Rebecca Minkoff ‘M.A.B’ Tote,
Cole Haan ‘Cassidy’ Bootie, BB Dakota Amber Ombre Coat, H&M Dress

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Topshop Harem Pant, Rafaella BlouseOur Hands for Hope ‘Cusco’ Beanie, Coach Tote,
UO Necklace, UO BraceletDV by Dolce Vita Boot

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Free People Plaid Maxi Skirt, Cheap Monday Vitals Denim Jacket, H&M Basic Tank,
Anthropologie Booties, Our Hands for Hope ‘Mirna’ Beanie, Steve Madden Backpack