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.

How to wear a Summer dress in the Fall

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

It’s that time of year again when the transition from hot summer days of drinking a mojito at the beach are quickly ending, and chilly evenings sitting around a fire pit sipping on an Oktoberfest beer are just around the corner. The thought of having to buy a whole new wardrobe for the change of season excites and daunts many, but knowing how to use a fun summer dress as a fall item will take your fashion sense to another level!

Nothing screams fall fashion more than boots and knits, well maybe flannel but we’ll leave that for another conversation. I love knee high riding boots but it seems like everyone is following that trend, but there are other options people! I always incline for that subtle rocker look without looking like I’m trying to resuscitate bands like “Guns N’ Roses”, so I paired up my dress with some awesome Dr. Martens boots. Now wearing a dress during the fall or winter is torture when your legs  and arms are exposed to the chill of the wind so look for some opaque tights to protect your oh so beautiful legs, and a sweater that won’t add unneeded bulk but that will complement the shape of the dress you are wearing. Now the fun part is accessorizing! I am a fan of hats and Our Hands For Hope has the cutest hand knit hat EVER! I added their Rosemary hat to this look to match up with the boots, sprinkling some statement jewelry pieces like this brass cuff, gold rush necklace from Noonday Collection, and some Griffin Sunglasses give my look just the right amount of pizzazz.

summer dress for fall fashion, knit hat, Dr. Martens Boots, noonday collection jewelry

Huffington Post/Marlo Thomas

We are so excited here at Our Hands For Hope to be featured on Huffington Post Impact page and MarloThomas.com

Here is the quote from Marlo…Yep we’re on first name terms right now…

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don’t have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us — that there is always time to start a new dream. This week’s story is about one woman who created a bucket list to fulfill her lifelong dreams and wound up creating jobs for over 60 women in Peru. -– Marlo, MarloThomas.com

The Mustard Seed

The mustard seed.
 
A tiny seed that is only 1-2 mm in diameter.
Photo Credit: Georgetown edu. Artist: Dorothy Woodward
Yet,…“when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree,
so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches”….
Gospel of Matthew
I don’t think it is a coincidence that our first retail store partner is,
Like the tiny mustard seed, the small beginnings of Our Hands For Hope has been planted here, and now we look forward to it’s continued growth so that the birds of the air can come and lodge in it’s branches.
We are so pleased to announce that The Mustard Seed Clothing Co. is now carrying our hand knits.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley, California, this boutique has been named
“Best clothing boutique in the Napa Valley”
for sixteen straight years in a row!
Stop by, browse the shop, and tell Barbara Wiggins the owner “thank you ” for offering Her hands to work with Our Hands so that we all can make a difference in the lives of others.
The Mustard Seed Clothing Co. 1301 Napa Town Center, Napa California

Mother’s Day Gift

Celebrate with Mom by sending her a gift that tells a story. A story about other mothers just like her, who dedicate their lives to loving their children.
Mothers, that with your purchase, will be able to feed , clothe, educate and most importantly stay home with their children while they hand knit beautiful creations for you.
Order today and receive a 25% Mother’s Day discount.
Enter product code: MOM