Hands Producing Hope releases winter collection

BR-based jewelry company releases winter collection, expands program

_DSC6851An indulgence in the finer things in life may seem counterintuitive to providing goods to the less fortunate, but at Baton Rouge-based jewelry boutique Hands Producing Hope, doing good is the whole idea.

Created by Baton Rouge native Rebecca Gardner, this ethical brand gives work opportunities to the women in the isolated Costa Rican village of Coppey Abajo. Every item purchased provides financial suppo_DSC6841rt and empowerment to the women who handcrafted it. And since the fashion world is always one step ahead of the mortal realm, Hands Producing Hope has recently released its fall/winter collection.

“In this collection, you will find pops of color, natural seeds, bright paper beads and unique designs that’ll bring life to your wardrobe this fall,” says Gardner. “But our new collection is much more than just new colors and new products. It tells a story—the story of more women obtaining sustainable work and growing in confidence. Their lives are truly being changed for the better. Each purchase helps empower disadvantaged women rise above poverty.”

When you choose one of these affordable and infinitely variable bracelets and necklaces ranging from $8 to $52, you’ll look fantastic—but you may feel even better. To purchase items from the fall/winter collection and beyond, or to find out how you can host a Hands Producing Hope trunk show, click here.

Save the date: Hands Producing Hope is hosting a fundraising launch party at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Tin Roof Brewing Company. Those who go will learn about the company, enjoy live music, a food truck and a raffle. The fundraising campaign, which aims to help launch a program in Rwanda, will continue through October.