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

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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 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

A Choice for Every Style

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

We have a large demographic range of Our Hands for Hope fashionistas. Our pieces can be paired with any style and any occasion. Whether you’re boho-chic, edgy and hip, or just want an extra accessory to throw on, we’ve got you covered. Literally.

Here are some of our most favorite styles paired with our hand-made knits.

 Boho Chic

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Gina Tricot Skirt, Our Hands for Hope “Mya” Petite Poncho, Zara Shirt, Cole Haan Sandal, Topshop Tote

Casual Elegance

CASUALELEGANCEOur Hands for Hope “Martha” Shrug, Theory Navy Dress, Frye Over the Knee Boots,
Big Buddha Tote, Seiko Women’s Watch, 3-Strand Layered Necklace

Rock Hipster

HIPSTERROCKOur Hands for Hope “Anita” Snood/Scarf, Our Hands for Hope “Cusco” Beanie,
Nasty Gal DenimSteve Madden Boots, H&M Jacket, Woolrich Women’s Flannel

With Open Hands, Here We Are

Do you ever walk into a clothing store and wonder where your new blouse really came from? The tag may usually say from China, but who was the person creating it and ensuring every stitch and seam met up perfectly for you to wear?

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At Our Hands for Hope, we’re on a mission – A mission for fashion, a mission for prosperity, and a mission for hope. We’re not just about the knits, but the people behind them. We believe in the power of helping others and how far that power can take us.

For the past three years, we’ve been working with some wonderful women in Peru to showcase their skill in alpaca knitwear, bringing trendy pieces to you and hope to them. These women are mothers, caretakers, and harbor a great skill. We’ve stepping in to create a sustainable, trendy product line that showcases their incredible talents and introduces them to the United States market, providing them and their families with opportunities not easily accessible outside of Western outlets.

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Our home originated in the Napa Valley, but we’ve been expanding. We are now in California, Texas, and Colorado, and are looking to spread hope to new markets, telling our story to encourage women not only in Peru but the rest of the world.

So, here we are: Our Hands for Hope. We are diving into the fashion world with a purpose.  This blog is our place to show you our travels, thoughts, and trends and to inspire you to lend a hand to the hopeful.

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Together, we are changing lives one knit at a time.

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