Daughters of Hope India

India 2.0 | What transformation looks like…

Last week, I journeyed back to India. I rarely ever go back to the same place twice. Call it the curse of wanderlust… always yearning for new, different, exciting places to visit/experience. So, being given the opportunity to return to India and specifically to Bangalore, where Daughters of Hope is located, turned out to be an incredibly enriching experience. Last year, I visited my

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Ethical Fashion | HOPE products + Noonday + The Root Collective

Spending time in India with the wonderful, brave, inspiring ladies at Daughters of Hope this past January has been the highlight of my year. When I found out that they have just released their first line of fair trade products to be sold here in the USA, I went a little wild. I immediately connected with the wonderful people in Georgia who are dedicating

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A Day In The Life Of… Usha

Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. In honor of IWD, I am celebrating the life of a new friend of mine in India. Usha is an incredible inspiration to me. She was married at 16 to a man who was 38. They had two daughters together. Then, on January 1, 2013, she awoke to find her husband had died in the night. She

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Manjula Auntie

Thank you for joining me. Today, I start sharing the stories. The faces. The heartache. The reality. And the HOPE and JOY of the Daughters of Hope.   Manjula Auntie, as she is referred to out of respect, is the oldest of the Daughters of Hope women, more of a grandmother figure. I loved locking eyes with her and seeing a beautiful smile shine

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Daughters of Hope – An Introduction

I am so excited to share this series with you all. But before we get into the actual women’s stories, I wanted to introduce you to Daughters of Hope, the social enterprise business and its partner non-profit organization, Daughters of Hope Non-Profit, and the couple who started it all. *All photography copyright Chelsea Hudson Photography¬†   THE HISTORY     Meet Dylan and Molly

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