Summer Insert


We are so excited to showcase all the beautiful products that the artisans have been working so skillfully to create!

Our concept for the Summer 2019 collection was inspired by the beauty and resiliency of the wildflower. The name encompasses the idea that a wildflower itself is a beautiful, unpretentious flower that grows amongst even the worst environments, just like many of our artisans. They have faced adversity, yet they have hope and have grown despite their challenges.

These beautiful pieces feature the gorgeous, on-trend colors of the season and patterns that will transport you to faraway lands!  Modern styles flow seamlessly with the meticulous craftsmanship of centuries’-old traditions to create upscale Fair Trade fashions.

Our new summer product line features elements of artisanal craftsmanship through embroidery, weaving, basketry, and beadwork — we hope you love every piece as much as we do and share with your customers the products and artisan stories. Your work is changing lives and empowering a woman to provide for her family!

Take a look at the digital version of the summer insert here:You can also DOWNLOAD a copy of the Summer Insert by clicking on the Issuu link and choosing the Download option in the bottom menu bar on the  video.

Product Details

This season’s brand new products include: 

Maya Wallet – It’s baaaack! This beautiful wallet is made from Huipil fabric upcycled from traditional Guatemalan women’s blouses. Each wallet is one-of-a-kind as the colors, patterns, and motifs are unique to the women who wove them.   Trimmed in genuine leather, this wallet features (4) card slots, (2) currency dividers, an interior zippered pocket, and a magnetic closure.

Maya Wallet
  • Approximate Measurements: 3 3/4″ x 8″ 
  • Materials: Upcycled traditional huipil fabric, denim, leather trim (cow), mixed metal zipper and snap closure (brass)
  • Colors: Multicolor
  • Made by artisans in Guatemala
  • Price: $52



Bombay Fringe Earrings –  These red fan-fringed earrings will make the perfect summer statement with faceted turquoise beads to add a subtle sparkle. 

Bombay Fringe Earrings
  • Approximate Measurements: 2 3/4″
  • Materials: Mixed metal (brass), glass beads, and viscose thread 
  • Colors: Red, turquoise, and gold
  • Made by artisans in India
  • Price:  $28




Vibrant Bracelets –  Add pops of color to your wardrobe with this set of three adjustable glass beaded bracelets.

Vibrant Bracelets
  • Approximate Measurements: 6 3/4″ – 9 1/4″
  • Materials: Glass beads, mixed metal wire (iron), cotton cording, and viscose thread
  • Colors: Red, yellow, turquoise, and gold
  • Made by artisans in India
  • Price: $34



Thai River Bag –  Made from woven water hyacinth, this petite shoulder bag adds a pop of indigo from the fabric lining and a drawstring closure finished with fun tassels on the ends. The interior features a convenient slip pocket.

Thai River Bag
  • Approximate Measurements: 8 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ Strap: 48″ 
  • Materials: Water hyacinth, cotton, wood
  • Colors: Tan, indigo, brown, and ivory
  • Made by artisans in Thailand
  • Price: $54




Limitless Earrings –  Upcycled aluminum is hand cut and hammered into modern shapes making the perfect lightweight silver statement.

Limitless Earrings
  • Approximate Measurements: 1 3/4″
  • Materials: Upcycled aluminum, stainless steel posts
  • Color: Silver
  • Made by artisans in Haiti
  • Price:  $32




Manila Bay Earrings –  Local capiz shell is dyed a light blue/green hue and hand cut into half-moon shapes accented with silver toned metal.

Manila Bay Earrings
  • Approximate Measurements: 2 1/4″
  • Materials: Capiz shell, mixed metal (brass)
  • Colors: Silver and green/blue
  • Made by artisans in the Philippines
  • Price: $26




Catalina Necklace –  Dainty and classic, this sterling silver piece showcases two beautiful blue stones of reconstituted turquoise and sillimanite.

Catalina Necklace
  • Approximate Measurements: 18″ – 20″
  • Materials: Sterling silver,  reconstituted turquoise stone, and processed stone (dyed sillimanite stone) 
  • Colors: Silver, blue, and turquoise
  • Made by artisans in India
  • Price: $50



Eternal Pearl Set –  Delicate freshwater pearls make each of these classic pieces perfect for every occasion. Set includes necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

Eternal Pearl Set
  • Approximate Measurements: Necklace, 17″ – 18 3/4″; Bracelet, 7″ – 8 1/4″; Earrings, 3/4″
  • Materials: Freshwater pearls, mixed metals (brass, copper)
  • Colors: Silver and off-white
  • Made by artisans in India
  • Price: $42



Laguna Silk Kimono –  This cotton and silk kimono is entirely dyed using local plants and flowers and then hand woven just as their Mayan ancestors did hundreds of years ago.

Laguna Silk Kimono
  • Approximate Measurements: Length: 35″ One size fits most
  • All Organic Materials: 60% cotton 40% silk, natural plant dyes
  • Colors: Turquoise, blue and white
  • Made by artisans in Guatemala
  • Price: $138




Marketing Materials

We love providing you with marketing materials to help you engage others with beautiful photos, graphics, video content, and more!

For your Summer Insert, you’ll find the following materials below: 

  • 1 Downloadable Party PDF to display at your parties: Summer Party PDF
  • 5 Summer line graphics to share on your social media pages
  • 2 Facebook banners: one for your page and one event banner
  • 2  Style Boards to share on your social media pages and in your parties NEW!
  • 24 Photos of products alone for you to share or create your own social media graphics
  • 14 Photos of products worn/displayed in a lifestyle setting to share on social media
  • 9 Photos of artisans who craft the new pieces for you to share on social media
  • 1 “Designs of Hope” video, featuring our product designer, Roxana, highlighting the new pieces.
  • 1 “Get Ready” behind-the-scenes video of Founder Chelsie from the photo shoot for the Summer Insert.
  • 9 “How it’s Made” style videos, with both YouTube and Vimeo links, for you to share with your customers on social media, showcasing each of the new summer line pieces. 

Download all your marketing graphics below by selecting images and clicking on the download images button. If you are on your mobile phone, simply just tap on the photo and hold until the option “Save Photo” appears. 

Summer Line Graphics –

Summer Product Photography –
Summer Lifestyle Photography – 
Summer Artisan Photos – 

Summer 2019 Designs of Hope Video

Designs of Hope: Summer 2019 from Trades of Hope on Vimeo.

Watch Roxana showcase each new design in the Summer 2019 Collection!

You cannot download videos from your mobile phone at this time. However, you can download this video on your desktop by clicking here:

“How It’s Made” Videos: 

YouTube links you can share with your customers (also great when sharing via email!)

Vimeo Links for the product videos. Videos can be downloaded from Vimeo by clicking the “Download” button below the video (to the right of the description.) You can then upload them to automatically play on Facebook. *Note: You cannot download videos from your mobile phone at this time.

“Get Ready” Video Links

Share this video on your social media platforms to show the new products as worn by Founder Chelsie during the photo shoot for our Summer Insert.