When you're "adulting," getting anything in the mail that isn't a bill or official government communication (jury duty, for example) is always an unexpected joy! Seriously, letters with handwritten addresses make our hearts go filippity flop. Walking up to the front door and seeing the HOPE SUPPLY box had been delivered had the same effect. Joy.
If you haven't hear of the HOPE SUPPLY, it is a seasonally curated box filled with ethically produced fashion and/or home finds that empower women to rise above poverty. This box is a collaborative effort between Mi Esperanza, Arrowroot Clothing, Liz Alig, and Tribe Alive - all brands we love here at SHE - that includes more than $125 in retail value for just $60.
The idea for the HOPE SUPPLY came over a cup of Honduran coffee. (Seriously, how many great ideas don't come over a cup of coffee or tea?!)
The creators of HOPE SUPPLY shared that they wanted to work together to curate an amazing collection of women’s fashion accessories to be enjoyed separately or together. But more importantly, they wanted to share the message HOPE and the humanity behind fashion and why it matters to purchase ethically.
"We want to put the faces behind fashion at the forefront. In a very competitive market, where most brands use cheap (and often slave) labor to produce their goods, we are committed to honor the humanity in the people who make our goods by paying them a living wage," they explain. Read more of the heart behind the box here.
You can still order one of these boxes for friends or family (or yourself!) before the holiday and choose a gift that spreads HOPE. If you order on 12/14/2016 you'll get free shipping! TODAY ONLY, use the code SHIPHOPE.
Fair warning: Most of these items you can only get in the box! So if you love something, snap up a box before they are sold out!
Follow along as SHE co-founder Heather Young opens up our box! As she says, "It feels like Christmas came early."
Box No. 3 comes with:
ARROWROOT 12X12 HAND-STAMPED PILLOW COVER
The first thing that we noticed was that this pillow case was SO SOFT! It is perfectly on trend and will elevate any couch, chair, or bed you choose to put it on.
LIZ ALIG UPCYCLED INFINITY SCARF
This scarf has "all the colors!" Each scarf will be slightly different because they are all made from upcycled fabrics! It is so perfect for cooler holiday season - and every time you wear it you will be supporting a company that believes in sustainable and ethical practices.
TRIBE ALIVE RING
Tribe Alive’s mission is to build sustainable partnerships with marginalized groups in developing countries by connecting them to the global marketplace. The company works to break the cycle of poverty by providing artisans with the tools, training and support needed to reclaim their futures and thrive as independent business men and women.
This ring is a perfect reflection of the skill that goes into the design and creation of Tribe Alive's products!
MI ESPERANZA SIMPLICITY NECKLACE (Our Favorite!)
All the heart eyes for this necklace. It simply goes with everything. We may not take it off all season. Dainty. Sparkly. Light.
Gift boxes such as the HOPE SUPPLY are an excellent way to gift multiple items in a curated collection to a special friend or family member OR you can buy a box and split it up among your friends! One box give you 4 items far below market value to have fun gifting. It is a fun, fashionable way to spread the gift of HOPE this season!
Editor's Note: We were sent the Hope Suppply Box No. 3 for our honest review of the products inside and the experience of receiving it! We fully recommend the companies who created this box (they meet or far exceed the SHE qualifications for an ethical fashion brand) and the products inside! The quality is outstanding, and the mission behind this box is something worth cheering for!